For Joe receiving a Personal Health Budget and working with Thurrock mental health services meant access to music tuition, a boost in confidence and feeling more relaxed.
During the pandemic, National Voices and The Centre for Mental Health spoke with people living with long-term conditions, their family members and the healthcare professionals who work with them, to understand the relationships between having a long-term illness and people’s emotional and mental wellbeing.
People living with long-term physical illnesses need more help and understanding from health professionals to support their mental health, according to a report published today by Centre for Mental Health and our partner, National Voices.
Thurrock’s Positive Pathway programme has enabled children and young people using local mental health services to access personalised care and a personal health budget where needed.
As a young person Meg Lewis experienced a traumatic childhood. She spent many years in and out of hospital, ending with a lengthy, four-and-a-half-year stay at a specialist mental health unit. She shares her story after receiving support from Shared Lives.
The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) has been awarded £5 million in funding to support people to stay connected and maintain their health and wellbeing following the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with numerous partners, the funding will support community initiatives that can help improve mental health and wellbeing in response to COVID-19.
This case study describes how Norfolk and Suffolk Recovery College coproduced a course with Szara Froud, a mental health professional and Anastacia, who has bipolar disorder.