Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Report
Guernsey Mind
Guernsey Mental Health and
Wellbeing Strategy
Emily Litten – Guernsey Mind
What is the strategy
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An agreement for inter agency working throughout
the States to improve wellbeing across the whole
community and promote a model of prevention,
early intervention, resilience and social inclusion.
A belief that, when people do need to use services,
they are treated with respect, and with a focus on
recovery and effective rehabilitation.
Interagency working
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All States Departments will work to promote mental
health where possible
Mental health will be included in all new States
strategies
Support will be consistent and focus on recognising
symptoms, understanding the impact of mental
health on an individual and ensuring appropriate
help is available
Recovery and rehabilitation
All States Departments will act to promote positive
wellbeing through a variety of options:
 Self-care and independence where appropriate
 Education and training
 Advice and information
 Support available in a variety of settings
 A selection of services and a focus on choice
Main objectives
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Young people are starting, growing and
developing well
People are living well
People are working well
People are ageing well
Tackling stigma and discrimination
Inherent in criminal justice system
Appropriate pharmaceutical practices
Carers are supported
Growing and Developing Well (1)
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Improving parenting skills and support for family
life
Raise the importance of emotional development
in children, with more multi-agency awareness
Raise awareness in parents of importance of
play, home learning, family meals etc.
Improve inter-agency working
Growing and Developing Well (2)
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Determine the accessibility, acceptability and
effectiveness of services that are currently
available
Reduce adverse experience such as domestic
violence, drug and alcohol abuse, neglect
Address a concern that young people are
leaving school without the necessary emotional
maturity for employment
Living Well
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Provide more information for people as they live
their lives
Evaluate the benefits of primary care mental
health and wellbeing pilot scheme
Provide access to advice and support in nonstigmatising settings
Working Well (1)
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Promote the benefits of a healthy workplace
Provide opportunities for employers to improve
knowledge and understanding that will break
down stigma and provide a wider scope for
supported employment
Identify opportunities to present a positive view
of people who have mental health problems
Working Well (2)
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Encourage the States to promote mental
wellbeing as an exemplary employer
Providing targeted support to people in long term
unemployment
Maintaining an open dialogue with employers
Identifying ‘workplace champions’ for mental
wellbeing
Ageing Well (1)
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Improving knowledge & understanding of
Dementia
Promoting factors that maintain good health in
older people
Providing access to assessment diagnosis and
care planning
Expanding community services to enable more
people to remain in independent living for longer
Ageing Well (2)
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Establishing inter-agency work to provide access
to leisure, exercise volunteering and social
activities for older people
Considering the development of locality-focused
integrated support teams
Engaging with clinical staff to explore the
development of ‘ageless’ services where
appropriate
Tackling stigma and discrimination
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Engaging with the media to provide ‘positive
messages’ about mental health
Improving knowledge and understanding in the
general public
Using World Mental Health Day (October 10) as
an opportunity to engage with the public
The identification of a high profile Guernsey
‘champion’

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