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PHQ9 - question 9?

Can anyone tell me what they do about learners that score 3 on question 9: 'Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way'? Is there any follow up? Do they go on your safeguarding register and if they do what are your actions from this?
I feel like I need a more tangible stratergy.

Community Learning helps Devon's Adults

Local news article on how adults across Devon with mental health problems are being helped in their recovery thanks to our free LearnDevon project.


DEVELOP Mentors are trained and ready to go! They will be matched with learners taking part in a variety of courses who are keen to progress, with support, into volunteering placements that are right for them.

Portsmoth Navigate Project (Update)

Well it's that time of year again so with that in mind I thought it would be a good time to give you all a quick update as to our progress. We certainly have been busy. We recently had a really successful Information Day Which was attended by a number of our peer navigator volunteers, along with representatives from the Roberts centre who have range of services offering support and assistance to people with mental health issues.

Happy at Work?

Two fifths of employers have reported that they are seeing an increase in cases of anxiety and depression from their staff.

Postcard from Portsmouth pilot project

We put a course together as a result of a similar thing to the "Pop-up" cafe that I saw on one of the other blogs where we organised 2 days of 1:1's with an emplyment partner who referred their ESA clients. We also consulted learners about the sort of things they were interested in.

Equal Partners?

‘Equality’ is an interesting term and it means different things to different people. It is often used in the ‘Equality and Diversity’ context. In which case, equality is not about treating everyone the same, but about putting people in a position where they have the same opportunities. However, a quick search of the word in a dictionary suggests ‘a state of being equal’ and uses language such as fairness, equitability, uniformity and even-handedness. I have been reflecting about what equality means for partnership working.

Community Learning Providers

I was wondering how other projects have been managing the end of the academic year, How has this affected them and their ablity to plan and deliver course's. I am interested to understand how others are mitigating this. Any hints or tips?

IAG and mental health

Does anybody know of any specific courses/workshops linking mental health and IAG?

How we should talk about mental health

Interesting article which covers issues such as stigma, criminality, suicide, appropriate terms, defining people and how to talk about mental health. http://ideas.ted.com/how-should-we-talk-about-mental-health/


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