East Sussex Service celebrates World Mental Health Day

News item posted: 19 June 2017

Health in Mind, a talking therapies service, delivered in partnership with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and leading health and social care organisation, Turning Point, celebrated World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th of October by setting up a learning exchange for all staff.

Health in Mind is a service for people aged 18 and above who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression in East Sussex and is part of the National IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) programme.

The treatment provided is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which teaches you how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected.

As the theme for this year's World Mental Health Day was Older Adults, staff learnt about the latest National Best Practice for delivering services to older adults.

Kevin Rozario-Johnson, Turning Point Operations Manager said;

"More and more people are finding that the pressures of life are having an impact on their mental health. Whilst our service supports many thousands of people in East Sussex to improve their awareness of good mental health and overcome anxiety and depression, services like ours across the country find that older adults are less likely to engage with talking therapies treatments.

That is why we are committed to improving access for older people and work together with other specialist organisations to improve our practice and ensure it is tailored to their individual needs. Our learning exchange today was designed to do just that."

For more information about the Health in Mind service please contact your local GP or contact the service directly on 0300 00 30 130 or by email at: spnt.healthinmind@nhs.net