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Two new mental health services launch in Nottingham city

Funded by NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), two new support services have been set up in Nottingham to help people who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

 

The Primary Health, Wellbeing and Recovery College service, delivered by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, offers a range of courses designed to empower people to improve their mental health through self-management.

The Wellness In Mind service provides information, advice and support for anyone in Nottingham experiencing issues with their mental health and wellbeing. It will help people understand their mental health and connect them to the services which will best support their needs. This includes support to access other health related services and services that provide advice on housing, debt or employment issues.

The announcement comes ahead of national Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from Monday 16 May to Sunday 22 May. An interactive event on 20 May will take place to officially launch Wellness In Mind at The Polish Centre, in Sherwood Rise, 12:30pm – 4:00pm.

Dr Safiy Karim, Clinical Lead for mental health at NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group and a Locum GP at The Forest Practice, said “Mental health should no longer be a topic we feel embarrassed to talk about. I like to encourage the patients I see to open up and talk about their mental health. Mental health is just as important as physical health and it’s important that people address any concerns they have about their mental health with their GP so that they can get the help they need.”

Nottingham City Council and NHS Nottingham City CCG have also commissioned a mental health training programme aimed at front line workers and volunteers across the city. This training will help them support people at risk of developing or already experiencing mental health problems. There are a range of free sessions available to choose from – for further information contact Sophie Allen at Harmless telephone 0115 9348445 or email Harmless training This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on the newly commissioned services visit the Primary Health, Wellbeing and Recovery College website at www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/primary-recovery-college and the Wellness In Mind website at www.wellnessinmind.org

Published: 16 May 2016