At our blog co-production meeting this week, our blogger Theresa celebrates Black History Month by telling us about Mary Seacole and how she endured illness and setbacks, but foght through and achieved great things. If you have any further suggestions on what might be helpful from a supporter please contact us via the details at the end of this post.
Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
You can read some general NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
At our blog co-production meeting this week, our volunteer and blogger John tells us about how volunteering has helped him in his recovery, and how it can be beneficial in many ways. If you have any further suggestions on what might be helpful from a supporter please contact us via the details at the end of this post.
In our blog co-production group, we spoke about graduation – the celebration of three terms at the college of the achievements made by each student on their recovery journey. Matt, one of our bloggers, went along to the summer graduation on Wednesday 31 July and in this blog explains the planning of the day and his experience at the graduation as an ex-student of the college.