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Mental health Archive

LGBT History Month 2021

LGBT History Month 2021

February marks the beginning of LGBT History Month 2021, an annual month-long celebration of the LGBT+ community and a time that is used to raise awareness of issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people. This year’s theme for LGBT History Month is ‘Body,...

Be Well Gloucestershire: Improving access to support in the county

Be Well Gloucestershire: Improving access to support in the county

A new campaign is being launched to encourage people across Gloucestershire to ‘Be Well’ and access support for their mental health and wellbeing. Now NHS and care organisations are launching Be Well Gloucestershire - a year-long local campaign to help when stress,...

Winter Lockdown: Looking After Your Mental Wellbeing

Winter Lockdown: Looking After Your Mental Wellbeing

As we head into a second national lockdown in England, with winter on its way, it's more important than ever that we're all taking the necessary time to look after our mental wellbeing. To help make this a little easier, we've put together ten top tips that may be of...

Men and Mental Health in BAME Communities

Men and Mental Health in BAME Communities

I was recently asked to write this blog about men in the ‘Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic' (BAME) community and the stigma around mental health. The question raised is why males find it more difficult to access NHS mental health support services. As an Expert who...

Mental Health Helpline during Covid-19

Mental Health Helpline during Covid-19

A 24-hour a day, seven day a week helpline is now available for anyone in Gloucestershire experiencing mental health distress and needing urgent support or advice. The service is available by ringing 0800 169 0398. The line is staffed by mental health professionals...

Public Encouraged to Seek Mental Health Support

Health experts are encouraging people across Gloucestershire to look after their mental health and wellbeing during the current Covid-19 ‘lockdown’. The physical health impacts of Covid-19 are well recognised, but anxiety about health, job security and finances,...

It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health

It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet many people feel too ashamed to talk about it. By supporting national Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6 February,we're aiming to get people across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire speaking openly about mental health....

CQC Community Mental Health Survey 2020

We will soon be carrying out the 2020 CQC community mental health survey to find out what patients think about the mental health care that we provide. This survey is part of the NHS Patient Survey Programme. Why are we doing another patient survey? The survey needs to...

Gloucestershire cervical screening project wins national award

Gloucestershire cervical screening project wins national award

A project in Gloucestershire aimed at improving access to cervical smear tests for women with mental health problems has been recognised with a national award. Well Woman Wednesdays, a collaborative programme between physical and mental health practitioners at Wotton...

MBE for Jane Melton

A senior allied health professional from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the MBE. Professor Jane Melton is Director of Therapies with the Trust, as well as Professional Lead for Allied Health Professionals with the One...

New Reflective Space at Wotton Lawn

New Reflective Space at Wotton Lawn

Patients and visitors to Wotton Lawn Hospital have a new quiet space for meditation, reflection or prayer to help their recovery during their stay. Bishop of Tewkesbury Robert Springett and Imam Hassan of Gloucester’s Masjid-e-Noor Mosque were guests at the official...

World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day takes place on Thursday 10 October and this year has a theme of suicide prevention. Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership (GSPP) and Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are working together to raise awareness of...

Rugby stigma around mental ill health

Rugby stigma around mental ill health

A Gloucestershire rugby club is tackling stigma around mental ill health. Dursley Rugby Football Club has joined forces with the Gloucestershire Tackling Stigma partnership, a multi-agency group which works to reduce the stigma around mental illness. The Tackling...

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