Mental health website, MindWell, has teamed up with Healthwatch Leeds to create an important new resource which will make it easier for people in crisis to find the right help.
HealthWatch Leeds’ report into mental health crisis services, published in July this year, revealed that almost half of people surveyed would not know where to go for support if experiencing or supporting someone in crisis for the first time.
The new resource is simple, user-friendly and designed around people’s experiences of crisis. It will help guide someone in crisis through the different kinds of support available including third sector support, help from the NHS and telephone helplines.
The new information source will go live at www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/help on 10 October, World Mental Health Day. It can be downloaded to your phone or printed off and used as a poster or handout which can be shared with people using your services aged 18 and over.
MindWell and Healthwatch Leeds will work together to keep the resource up-to-date.
MindWell will also be refreshing the ‘I am worried about someone’ section of the website, for World Mental Health Day, with new information including a resource that can help you start a conversation with someone about their mental health: www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/someone-else
Find out more on Twitter @MindWellLeeds
Information for people under 18 is available through MindMate: www.mindmate.org.uk