Presentation on theme: "Breathing Space and NHS Living Life. Mission Statement Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing."— Presentation transcript:
Mission Statement Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. We are here in times of difficulty to provide a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice and information. It is our belief and hope that by empowering people they will have the resources to recover. Breathing Space is a COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) recognised counselling skills organisation.
Call Volume Circa 7000 answered calls per month Total calls – 650,000 since February ‘04 Open between 6pm and 2am Mon – Thurs. From 6pm Fri to 6am Mon Calls average 20 mins 90% average call answer Inverness Caledonian FC support Breathing Space
Reasons for Calling Depression Relationship difficulties Alcohol and drugs Gender Identity/Sexuality Self-harm Abuse Bereavement Unemployment/Debt Prison Issues Anxiety/Stress Trauma Mental Health Problems Rurality Isolation & Loneliness Spiritual/Existentialist Scene from previous TV Advert
Developments and Partnerships BSL Deaf Service MH Strategy – Commitment 6 Formal Partnerships: Scottish Huntington's, Princess Royal Trust for Carers; MacMillan Cancer Support; Veterans 1 st point; Glasgow’s Helping Heroes; Motherwell FC; RNIB. BS Day 2013 Men’s 10k 2013 Women’s 10k 2013 Gay 5k 2013/ Combat Stress 5k Hearts and Heroes : May 2012 Website development Digital TV/NHS Inform
NHS Living Life Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Service (CBT) which includes: 7 Health Boards for CBT (Lothian, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Borders, Highland, Western Isles, Shetland and Orkney plus Occ Health NHS 24 and GJNH) Free National Guided Self Help service GP Referrals and self referrals PHQ 9 and GAD 7 assessments Evaluation by Scottish School of Primary Care August 2010
Feedback “ Without the help offered by Living Life I would have been unable to identify and deal with issues that needed to be dealt with. Living Life has aided my recovery." "I was able to work on tools and mind-set to help me deal with the life stresses that came my way.“ "I feel much happier. I am now a much stronger and more confident person."
“The first time was really helpful, I was at a very low point and he (advisor) got where I was coming from and each point I made, he reacted to what I said and it was as if he had suffered depression himself or had been dealing with or worked with depressed people for a very long time, he had a deep understanding……” "It gave me confidence to get out of the door. I felt happy that I didn't have to visit the surgery. Confidentiality was very important to me and the weekly talks were great. I was able to see progress."