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1 Guernsey Mind Guernsey Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Emily Litten – Guernsey Mind

2 What is the strategy 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.

3 Interagency working 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

4 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

5 Main objectives o Young people are starting, growing and developing well o People are living well o People are working well o People are ageing well o Tackling stigma and discrimination o Inherent in criminal justice system o Appropriate pharmaceutical practices o Carers are supported

6 Growing and Developing Well (1) o Improving parenting skills and support for family life o Raise the importance of emotional development in children, with more multi-agency awareness o Raise awareness in parents of importance of play, home learning, family meals etc. o Improve inter-agency working

7 Growing and Developing Well (2) o Determine the accessibility, acceptability and effectiveness of services that are currently available o Reduce adverse experience such as domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, neglect o Address a concern that young people are leaving school without the necessary emotional maturity for employment

8 Living Well 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 non- stigmatising settings

9 Working Well (1) 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

10 Working Well (2) 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

11 Ageing Well (1) o Improving knowledge & understanding of Dementia o Promoting factors that maintain good health in older people o Providing access to assessment diagnosis and care planning o Expanding community services to enable more people to remain in independent living for longer

12 Ageing Well (2) o Establishing inter-agency work to provide access to leisure, exercise volunteering and social activities for older people o Considering the development of locality-focused integrated support teams o Engaging with clinical staff to explore the development of ‘ageless’ services where appropriate

13 Tackling stigma and discrimination 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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