Football activity with Heads Up - 3rd to 6th January 2020
Since the successful launch of the Every Mind Matters campaign on the 7th October 2019. There have been over one million completions of “Your Mind Plan”, designed to help people deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, improve their sleep and help them feel more in control.
This month Every Mind Matters are collaborating with the Heads Up campaign, a partnership between Heads Together and The FA, to harness the power of football and start the biggest ever conversation on mental health amongst the football community.
As announced by The FA on 2nd December 2019, the kick-off of all Emirates FA Cup Third Round matches (4th - 6th January 2020) will be delayed by one minute. A new film narrated by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge will be played before the matches, encouraging football fans to ‘Take A Minute’ to start taking action to look after their mental health and that of their family and friends. The one minute film features famous faces from the world of football, including Frank Lampard, Harry Maguire and Alex Scott.
It was World Mental Health Day on the 10th October!
It was a great day of fighting against the stigma around mental health challenges and coming together to help support one another. We took our stall to an event on the Friday in Peterborough where we had loads of meaningful conversations with people around the topic of suicide prevention and where you can go for support with your mental health.
Public Health England launches ‘Every Mind Matters’, the first national NHS mental health campaign.
We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; there are lots of things we can do to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we do with our physical health.
The new Every Mind Matters campaign encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and helps them to discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
Every Mind Matters offers a range of useful resources that help spot the signs of common mental health concerns, provides practical self-care tips and guidance and, importantly, explains when to seek further support.
It also has a free NHS-approved online tool on the Every Mind Matters website, which helps people build an action plan to deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, improve their sleep and help them feel more in control.
To learn more about how to look after your mental health and create your own action plan, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Cambridge & Fenland Community Arts Creative Courses 2019/20 - there's still time to apply!
Cambridge & Fenland Community Arts Creative Courses is still taking expressions of interest for their yearlong accredited programme, with courses starting w/c 9 Sept. The programme and expression of interest form can be downloaded here, or submit online at https://www.camcommarts.org.uk/join-a-course.
FENLAND - MUSIC FOR PERFORMANCE / DRAMA / DIGITAL ART & DESIGN
CAMBRIDGE - MUSIC FOR PERFORMANCE / DRAMA / PHOTOGRAPHY / DIGITAL ART & DESIGN / DRAWING & MIXED MEDIA / MUSIC PRODUCTION
Check out these short videos to find out more about our drama and music courses and for info on how to get involved and how we work, enabling people to improve their mental health using creativity – especially helpful if you missed meeting us at our Open Days!
Psychological Well-being Service Virtual Reality Therapy
OVR BBC Breakfast 21st May 2019 from Oxford VR on Vimeo.
Here's a snippet about the therapy from the CPFT website: "The Psychological Wellbeing Service have added virtual reality (VR) to our digital therapies’ library. This is state-of-the-art technology is currently being used for treatment of Height Phobia. We have partnered with a company called 'Oxford VR' to bring this ground-breaking technology into the service. VR treatment is based on a computer-generated environment which creates powerful simulations of real-life scenarios that trigger similar psychological and physiological responses as experienced by patients when distressed i.e. the mind and body behave as if it were real. Therefore, the lessons learned in VR are transferable to everyday life situations."
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Recovery and Inclusion Contract Rentender
As you may already be aware, CPSL Mind has just been awarded the county-wide Recovery and Inclusion contract funded by Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
This new service will replace several different contracts that are currently delivered by a number of different providers across the county. This includes the Wellbeing and Stepping Forward Services delivered by CPSL Mind; the Specialist Mental Health Home and Community Support Services delivered by CPSL Mind (Support2Recovery) and Metropolitan and some of the services currently provided by Lifecraft, Red 2 Green and Richmond Fellowship.
Between now and the start of the new service on 2 September 2019, referrals into all of these services will be affected to some degree. Below we outline the current position on referrals to CPSL Mind services. Please contact the other providers directly for information about their services between now and the new contract start date.
CPSL Mind Referrals
While, on the one hand, the new Recovery and Inclusion contract presents a unique opportunity to provide a new and exciting service across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, on the other it does mean that there will be changes in the way services are accessed and delivered both during and after the transition period.
We hope to minimise any frustrations and/or concerns by communicating with our clients, staff and stakeholders on a regular basis and answering any questions in an open and honest way throughout this transition process.
Please see information below on ‘next steps’ in relation to referrals into our existing Wellbeing Service, Stepping Forward and Specialist Mental Health Home and Community Support (Support2Recovery) clients.
Next steps: Specialist Mental Health Home and Community Support Referrals
Individuals who are assessed as requiring specialist mental health care packages will continue to receive support as part of the new contract; though the way in which that support is delivered will change and develop over time.
Between now and the start of the new service, new specialist mental health Home and Community Support referrals can still be made to CPSL Mind. However, it would be very helpful for us to have involvement at the assessment stage wherever possible, particularly during this transition period. Please contact either myself or Linda Leigh – Linda.email@example.com – in the first instance
Next steps: Wellbeing and Stepping Forward Services Referrals
As from Monday 13 May, we will no longer be taking referrals for 1:1 support from the Wellbeing and Stepping Forward services. This is so that we can meet the 1:1 needs of those individuals already in service together with those on the current waiting list.
However, we will still be taking referrals for our wellbeing workshops and peer support groups across the county and have recently increased the capacity of these aspects of the service. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at any of our three offices for more information:
01480 470 480
Over the coming weeks we will be sending you more information about the new Recovery and Inclusion Service, usually by email. We would be very grateful if you could cascade this and future emails so as to ensure that everyone receives this information in a timely way.
We will also be arranging a number of stakeholder events to introduce the service in more detail and answer any questions. Details of these events will be sent by email, but will also be posted on our website – www.cpslmind.org.uk. Please note that for more information about CPSL Mind in general, you can also sign up for our E-bulletin via the website.
We really appreciate your support in helping us to make this service transition as smooth as possible for everyone, so please do let us know if you have any questions or concerns either by contacting me direct on 01223 311320 or emailing me at email@example.com
Please note: Referrals into our IAPT service (Changing Lives), Perinatal Service and Sanctuary (via FRS 111 Option2) will continue unchanged.
The Advancing Mental Health Equality Resource has now been published and is available to download from the Royal College of Psychiatrists website. The AMHE Resource was commissioned by NHS England to support delivery of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and the NHS Long Term Plan.
The resource is a tool which outlines comprehensive and practical steps for commissioners and service providers to reduce inequalities in an achievable and measurable way. It provides detailed guidance and methods on how to identify and reduce inequalities related to mental health support, care and treatment. It will also support commissioners and service providers to evaluate and review their services, to measure the impact of changes and to identify areas for improvement.
The AMHE Resource has been coproduced with a wide-range of stakeholders including experts by experience, ALBs, commissioners, providers and third sector organisations.
For questions on the resource and accompanying appendices and helpful resources, please contact the Project Manager at Dominique.firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view and download the Advancing Mental Health Equality Resource here.
Arts on Prescription are looking for people interested in Arts on Prescription at the Norris Museum in St Ives again - They start a new series on Wednesday 9th of January and I still have spaces. These are free art workshops for people with anxiety, depression or any other mental health problems.
They also have spaces on the rolling programmes of Arts on Prescription art workshops at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge from 1-3pm on Tuesdays, and at the Norris Museum in St Ives from 1-3pm on Wednesdays, both of which have funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to continue until July 2019. They will run another ten week series of art workshops at Peterborough Museum from 3-5pm on Thursdays starting on 7th of February, as the pilot series at Peterborough Museum has gone really well with many positive responses written in evaluation, such as:
'This course has brought me out of myself and given me something to look forward to each week. I wish it could continue.'
'I have loved it... Thank you again for an inspiring and nurturing course.'
If you would like to take part in one or more workshops please fill out a referral form here.