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Mild to moderate mental health difficulties (e.g. depression and anxiety)

Active Wellness Peterborough Year 2

Welcome to the 'Active Wellness Project' City College Peterborough's Community Learning Mental Health Research Project.

Our Ways to Wellbeing Pinterest Board

I am not too handy with Pinterest but I'm learning and it's a good way for our tutors to showcase our learners' work. This link to our Pinterest board shows you what people have been up to.

CLMH research 3 tools - 1 sheet mental health self assessment template

This is a template used by providers that are involved in the BIS Community Learning Mental Health (CLMH) research (2015/17). It includes on a single sheet:

  • PHQ9 - depression
  • GAD7 - anxiety
  • Short WEMWBS - wellbeing (population tool)
  • the consent we use for the CLMH research project

These 3 self-assessment tools are widely available on the internet, including the NHS Choices website. All we have done for the purposes of the CLMH research is put them together on a single-sheet template. 

Central Beds Impact Mental Health Peer Support Annual Report

On the weekly Zoom Meeting I asked about how to make our Annual Report available on the MHFE site.

Whilst I am looking at a means to produce a fully accessible pdf version I thought I would share a link here to see whether the National Pilot Comminity feel its worthwhile sharing or if it is too long / boring. 

We are intending to use it a briefing tool for customers, press and partners, so it is written assuming the reader has no prior knowledge of the National Pilot.

I would welcome any comments feedback or ideas for improvement!

REAL project peer mentoring

Peer Support Groups have been an excellent way to create sustainable development of our pilot funding as they have resulted in 4 self supporting groups being created across Somerset. The 5th group starts tomorrow in Taunton and has empowered individuals to meet and support each others recovery on a regular basis. A good example is one individual was experiencing anxiety and refused to access the local supermarket so the group decided to go with her. She now has developed enough confidence to access the supermarket herself!

Understanding anxiety, depression and CBT

FutureLearn is offering a beginner’s course to increase understanding of anxiety, depression and CBT that is aimed at anyone with an interest in mental illness generally, and anxiety and depression in particular, e.g. 

RACC MHFE News - NHS and Adult Ed working together

RACC is organising an event on Monday 22nd Feb for NHSi professionals and Adult Education called 'Working Together' . 

Wellbeing Project - RACC Community Learning Mental Health research project

Welcome to Richmond Adult Community College webpage as part of the BIS Community Learning Mental Health research project (2016/17). Comments and questions actively welcomed. Log in below to post a comment or to send a direct message to Dean Allen (The Project Lead) 

Where can you get involved in the DfE adult education | mental health research?

The DfE Adult Education | Mental Health research is testing out if short, non-formal community learning courses can help people develop strategies to manage their mild to moderate mental health problems (like stress, worry, anxiety and depression). With 58 research sites in England,  we hope that if you or someone you care about would like to be involved, you can find a course near where you live or work.

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