CARE NAVIGATION Virtually everyone who calls a GP surgery to make an appointment asks to see to a GP, but very often help will be available more quickly from other highly skilled medical professionals such as nurses or pharmacists, or
UHNM patients know it is OK to Ask An initiative urging patients at Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital to find out more about their conditions and treatment is being hailed as an example of national best practice. Senior delegates
The Aviva Community Fund offers us the chance to get some funding for North Staffs Voice for Mental Health. The Aviva Community Fund will finance over 500 projects across four different fund levels and four categories, giving the awards to
North Staffs Voice for Mental Health have a new facebook page. Please follow this link.
Most UK employees say they have experienced mental health issues because of work, yet over a million people face negative consequences after disclosing this to their employers. That’s according to new research published by the charity Business in the Community
World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10th October. The theme this year is mental health in the workplace. The Mental Health Foundation have more information on this. There are a couple of free documents available for download, one looks at
We were successful in being awarded some Big Lottery funding for some events to celebrate volunteering. We hosted three event during the year – Newcastle, Hanley and Leek. The events were very successful, with over 40 stall holders coming to
North Staffs Users Group formed in 1992, it was set up to help some of the most vulnerable people in the locality. The aim of the group is to improve mental health services in North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. Last
Across England and Wales, police forces report that they are increasingly being asked to become involved with mental health issues. The Guardian understands police use of mental health detention powers across England and Wales will rise again when the latest
Interesting article on mental ill health and medication, written by Deborah Orr, a Guardian columnist. Follow this link to read it.