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.


Nottingham Recovery College

People outside the Nottingham Recovery CollegeThe Nottingham Recovery College provides a range of courses to help people to develop their skills and understanding, identify their goals and ambitions and give them the confidence and support to access opportunities.

The college brings together two sets of expertise – professional and experience – in a non-stigmatising college environment with the same systems as other educational establishments. All of the courses provided at the college are designed to contribute towards wellbeing and recovery. People who share experiences of mental health or physical health challenges teach on the courses with the intention of inspiring hope and embodying principles of recovery.

The courses are designed to put people back in control of their life, helping each person to identify goals and ambitions whilst giving the confidence, skills and support to access opportunities. They are open to adults who:

  • have personal experience of mental health challenges
  • care about people with mental health challenges
  • are a member of staff in mental health services

Caring with Confidence

Caring with Confidence is a series of free workshops for City carers, run by the Carers Federation. The course aims to provide carers with up to date relevant information and support carers to learn new skills and improve existing knowledge to make life a little easier.

To find out more or to book a place on an upcoming workshop in your area, please visit the Carers Federation website or call Carla on 0115 9629 369.

Best Practice Learning Programme by DSDC (The Dementia Centre)

nhs staff talking to member of public at eventImproving the care that older people receive is a national priority, and the best practice  courses from DSDC have been designed to equip care staff with the understanding, skills and confidence to improve the experience and outcomes of care and support for people with dementia and their families.

Key partners, including employers in the NHS, local authorities, community groups and the private, voluntary and independent sectors, have been involved in development of this course content, and their feedback continues to help shape the training. For further information please visit the DSDC website.



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