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Mental Health communications toolkit

This toolkit provides information about sources of support for people experiencing mental ill health. It covers the following local mental health services: 

  • www.keep-your-head.com
  • First Response Service – 111 option 2
  • STOP Suicide
  • Psychological Wellbeing Service 

Resources/materials

Posters/flyers

A selection of posters and flyers for the above services are available to download from ‘related documents’ section on this page.  All practices should of recently received copies of the posters to display in public waiting areas.

Social media resources - to use on your social media channels

You can copy and paste the suggested posts/tweets (at the end of this toolkit) straight onto your Facebook or Twitter pages. On the right there is a selection of related images you can download and use.

Website resources – to upload to practice websites

Below is some general copy you can cut and paste onto your website or share within your local community. In addition, specific, more detailed copy on each of the services is available to download from the ‘related documents section’ where you can also find a selection of images that you can download and use.

Website copy

There’s no health without mental health

Our mental health is just as important to our overall wellbeing as our physical health. From time to time we might not feel as well mentally as we would like; it’s nothing to be ashamed of and statistics show that one in four of us will experience mental ill health at some point in our lives.

Whether you’re experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, bipolar disorder, or another mental illness, there is a range of services that can support you to manage your condition. Here is information about just a few:

  • The Keep Your Head website www.keep-your-head.com has a range of information and sources of support for children and adults of all ages across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. You don’t need to be a service user to access the site as the information is available to anyone who feels that they need some support with their mental health.
  • The First Response Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. If you are experiencing something that makes you feel unsafe, distressed, or worried about your mental health you can contact the First Response Service by dialling 111 and selecting option 2. More information can be found on the website at http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/about-us/mental-health-crisis.htm
  • STOP Suicide is a suicide prevention campaign which “seeks to alert communities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to the warning signs of suicidal behaviour and reassure them that an open and honest approach to suicide is the best way to prevent it.” More information can be found on the website at https://www.stopsuicidepledge.org/resources-and-information/
  • The Psychological Wellbeing Service can be accessed by anyone registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Oundle, or Wansford – you don’t need a referral. This IAPT service helps people aged 17+ who are suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety and offers short-term treatments with a focus on 'here and now' problems. Information about the Psychological Wellbeing Service can be found at http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/services/pws/psychological-wellbeing-service.htm
  • If you feel like you’d like some support for your mental you could also speak to your GP. Your GP might refer you to talking therapies, suggest you try things like mindfulness or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or they might prescribe medication. All can be effective in helping to manage a range of mental health conditions.

Resources for GPs and practice staff

There are also a number of new resources available for GPs and practice staff. These include:

  • Video and booklet - Promoting awareness of physical health in people with a serious mental illness 

NHS England’s East Midlands Mental Health Clinical Network has produced a short film to support primary care teams to better meet the physical health needs of people with severe mental illness and, therefore, to prevent them from dying prematurely.

The film and an accompanying booklet support the national focus on achieving parity or equality in how we think about mental and physical health care. The booklet has been designed to be used in conjunction with the short video to stimulate discussion in teams about the small changes in the way services are designed and delivered. 

  • Suicide prevention training for practices 

The Sustainability and Transformation Partnership has funded a project, delivered through CPSL Mind and Connecting with People, to provide suicide prevention training to practices. Information can be found in the flyer under ‘related documents’.

  • Free ‘Let’s Talk’ suicide prevention training 

This is on the Zero Suicide Alliance website. It takes only 20 minutes to complete and GPs could share this with their patients. ‘Let’s Talk’ can be found at https://www.relias.co.uk/hubfs/ZSACourse3/story_html5.html?utm_source=Relias&utm_campaign=Training-Landing-Page.

  • Prevention of young suicide 

Papyrus is a charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. It provides advice and support, training for professionals, and it campaigns and influences national policy. Papyrus’ website has a range of resources and information including help for professionals.

Social media

Practices are encouraged to help raise awareness of campaigns through their social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can use any of the following tweets and Facebook posts on your accounts. Images are available in the ‘related documents’ section on this page.

Tweets

Keep Your Head

  • It’s hard to know who to talk to when you’re struggling – visit www.keep-your-head.com to find out who can help #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #crisis
  • Worried about your #mentalhealth and not sure where to turn? If you’re registered with a GP in #Cambridgeshire or #Peterborough visit www.keep-your-head.com for info on how to feel better
  • We all have mental health and looking after it is just as important as looking after our physical health. The Keep Your Head website has lots of info for adults, children, and young people on looking after our mental health www.keep-your-head.com 

First Response Service

  • Need urgent support for your mental health? Call the @CPFT_NHS First Response Service on 111 option 2  - we’re here to help #Mentalhealth
  • If you’re in crisis in #Peterborough or #Cambridgeshire you can now call 111 option 2 to speak to a #mentalhealth professional 24/7
  • Keep conversations about mental health going. If you need urgent mental health help, you're not alone. Call 111 press option 2. Open 24/7 

STOP Suicide

  • Watch @stopsuicidecam campaign film & sign the #STOPSuicide pledge to show your support: http://stopsuicidepledge.org/ #IdAsk #SuicidePrevention
  • Concerned that someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts? Let them know that they’re not alone - ask them directly about suicide and be there for them. Make the pledge today: https://bit.ly/2K9n1gc #IdAsk #STOPSuicide
  • If you want to support the #STOPSuicide campaign there are loads of resources on the Stop Suicide Pledge website https://www.stopsuicidepledge.org/resources-and-information/   

Psychological Wellbeing Service

  • If you need help with depression, anxiety, or other psychological difficulties the Psychological Wellbeing Service @CPFT_NHS may be able to help! You can self-refer to the service by visiting https://tinyurl.com/ztwbcv8  

Facebook posts

Keep Your Head

  • It’s hard to know who to talk to when you’re struggling – visit www.keep-your-head.com to find out who can help 
  • Worried about your mental health and not sure where to turn? If you’re registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough visit www.keep-your-head.com for info on how to feel better
  • We all have mental health and looking after it is just as important as looking after our physical health. The Keep Your Head website has lots of info for adults, children, and young people on looking after our mental health www.keep-your-head.com  

First Response Service

  • Need urgent support for your mental health? Call the CPFT NHS First Response Service on 111 option 2  - they’re there to help  
  • Keep conversations about mental health going. If you need urgent mental health help, you're not alone. Call 111 press option 2. Open 24/7
  • If you're in a mental health crisis then call 111 and select option 2 for help

STOP Suicide

Watch @stopsuicidecam campaign film & sign the #STOPSuicide pledge to show your support: http://stopsuicidepledge.org/ #IdAsk #SuicidePrevention

Concerned that someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts? Let them know that they’re not alone - ask them directly about suicide and be there for them. Make the pledge today: https://bit.ly/2K9n1gc #IdAsk #STOPSuicide

If you want to support the #STOPSuicide campaign there are loads of resources on the Stop Suicide Pledge website https://www.stopsuicidepledge.org/resources-and-information/  

17/08/2018