Mon, 14 September 2020
12:30 – 13:30 BST
It is Mental Health Awareness Week.
In these difficult times, it is extra challenging to stay mentally well. Isolation is a challenge for us all. We are social animals and need contact with other people.
This year's theme is KINDNESS so why not be extra kind this week and make one of the following promises:
1. Contact someone you haven't contacted for a while, just to say hello.
2. Forgive someone who you need to forgive. Forgiveness is a great gift to give yourself as much as the person you are forgiving.
3. Ask someone this week about their mental health.
4. Talk about your mental health with someone...perhaps for the first time.
5. Cook a meal for your family and discuss mental health at the dinner table.
6. Make a mental health quiz and test your family one evening.
7. Discuss the phrase 'Bless others and you will be blessed yourself' (is kindness a two way process?)
8. Talk to someone in the street or perhaps in a queue...a complete stranger! Make conversation!
9. Tell someone at work you really appreciate them or admire them.
10. Look in the mirror and tell yourself 3 things you like about yourself.
As our amazing high intensity teams continue to support our most intensive crisis care clients despite the current pandemic, I wish you all a safe, kindness filled week.
We are delighted to announce that West Yorkshire Police and SW Yorkshire Partnership NHS have launched their first team in Wakefield this week! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the launch of this team.
We look forward to working with you all in 2020.
Today we met key safeguarding leaders from Heathrow Airport and the Metropolitan Police to discuss how best to protect people who are vulnerable, and often homeless within the airport perimeter.
We will be returning to develop solutions that will improve intelligence processes and safety partnerships across the UK.
We are delighted to announce that this week we met with senior leaders from key mental health crisis care organisations to discuss the future of crisis care.
As a result, we will be returning to Wales soon to meet other leaders from across the country.
Furthermore, we will be now working towards the launch of our first SIM team, led by Dyfed-Powys Police, in partnership with Hafal Health Board and Mind Cymru.
More news to follow soon........
5 teams are being planned across the Lancashire Integrated Care System during the course of 2020.
The first team will be going live this week in Blackburn.
Teams 2 and 3 will launch in the spring in Preston and Blackpool.
Teams 4 and 5 will be in Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness.
The work of our team in Minnesota, USA has just been highlighted on their local TV news channel.
We are absolutely thrilled that mental health and policing teams are now combining all over the world to provide better, integrated care.
We are also supporting staff in Denmark, Norway and New Zealand as they assess the need for teams within their health and policing networks.
To view the USA TV report, click on the link below and scroll down.