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Jane’s Blog

It’s been a very busy few months at Solent Mind, Jane Harvey, Head of Home Support gives us an update on what’s been happening. Launch of a New Older Person’s Service  On the first of July, we launched our Older Persons Mental Health Reablement outreach team which...

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Richard’s Blog

Good mental health: a world within reach ... I loved reading the Mental Health Foundation’s “A New Way Forward”, just published. It describes what a world with good mental health for all would look like, and sets out a “prevention revolution”. Children, for example,...

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Richard’s Election Blog

Mind’s Election Manifesto was published well before the campaign began. Before we cast our votes on Thursday here’s a reminder of what we’re saying in Mind we want an incoming Government to do: In the first 100 days Tackle stigma and discrimination and support Time to...

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Richard’s Blog

Integration and the human touch Integration is one of the buzz words in health at the moment. Mostly that means the integration of the NHS with Local Authorities over initiatives like Better Care, but some NHS Trusts are looking much more radically to the potential of...

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Time to Change- Champions celebrate event

Location: Midlands Art Centre Birmingham Monday 23rd March 2015 Time to Change is a national campaign aimed at challenging stigma and discrimination whilst raising awareness around mental health. The campaign is run by Mind and Rethink Mental illness and is one of the...

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Richard’s September Blog

Mental health hits the headlines again, with a coalition of mental health charities including Mind revealing this week that that 1 in 6 people on NHS waiting lists for psychological therapies have attempted suicide, 4 in 10 have self harmed, and two thirds say their...

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Richard’s May Blog

Great to hear from italk (psychological therapies, Hampshire), as the roll out into north Hants gathers pace, that we won a round of applause from a group of north Hants GPs when we went to give a presentation. Well deserved, I’d say, with the team working evenings...

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Richard’s March Blog

Wonderful conference two weeks ago – hosted by ourselves and Southampton University – on Islam and Mental Health; with 90 mental health professionals from all over Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth taking part. A huge vote of thanks to Anas, Farooq, Redwan and...

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Richard’s February Blog

I return from three weeks in South America to find that mindfulness has taken over the western world. Everyone’s doing it – politicians, probation clients, Transport for London, even the US Army (will Mindful soldiers in a state of “relaxed, non-judgmental awareness...

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Richard’s February Blog

I return from three weeks in South America to find that mindfulness has taken over the western world. Everyone’s doing it – politicians, probation clients, Transport for London, even the US Army (will mindful soldiers in a state of “relaxed, non-judgmental awareness...

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Richard’s January Blog

Good to see mental health in the news this week, with the Government’s launch of “Closing the Gap” (“Closing the Gap: priorities for essential change in mental health” DoH 2014) accompanied by an acknowledgment from Nick Clegg that mental health lags far behind...

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Richard’s Christmas Blog

2013 - The Highlights February: Our CQC inspector at Home Support says he hopes his report won’t read like an advert. April: Italk, immersed in the re-tender and with a key member of staff having left, 5 Senior PWP’s offer to step in and share the clinical lead role....

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Richard’s November Blog

Autumn is the season of pastel shades, falling leaves, shorter days and ...  AGMs and conferences. We had a great time at the Mind CEO’s conference last week. The highlight was Clarke Carlisle, erstwhile professional footballer, Chair of the PFA – and totally...

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Richard’s September Blog

It's been a summer of winning accolades at Solent Mind. Success in our major tender for Psychological Therapies with partners Southern Health NHS Trust in July, was followed by our Level 3 award (the highest) from Mind's new Quality Management system in August. Best...

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