Mental Health Awareness Training Programme

We have just completed delivery of our first bespoke mental health awareness training programme, for a group of support and recovery workers and pathway workers from Durham County Council. The two-day programme, which evaluated very positively,  gave participants:
a better understanding of the mental health system and its challenges
an opportunity to explore the key concepts around mental health
a better understanding of depression, anxiety, psychosis, suicide and self harm.

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Out of area placements

Since last April we have been working with Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust to review out of area placements, initially for 2 CCG areas, and latterly it is expected to extend to cover all of the CCG areas across the whole of the Trust.  To date this work has seen 10 out of 13 service users successfully moved from out of area placements costing from £2,500 - £5,500 per week, to receive care closer to home. The project will be formally reviewed at the end of September but it is likely to continue and be extended as other CCGs come on line with the project.

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