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.