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RACC MHFE News - NHS and Adult Ed working together

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

FACT: Recent Figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request showed the budgets for mental health trusts fell by 2% from 2013/14 to 2014/15.

With funding dropping, adult education has a vital role to play where the NHS service could fall short or where there are gaps in service such as individuals being on long waiting lists for referral. Where can adults go in the meantime? Are there Natural ways to get better such as taking part in community learning?

At RACC we are looking to explore these questions at an event which brings together Adult Education professionals and staff from the NHS. We will give a spotlight on the work that is taking place as part of RACC's own community learning mental health pilot project as well as provide an opportunity for exploration of these topics through short talks, breakout groups and discussion. 

Find out more about the event 

We will post the findings and pictures at a future post!

"Funding levels for NHS mental health care in England have fallen in recent years, the BBC has learned. Figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request showed the budgets for mental health trusts fell by 2% from 2013/14 to 2014/15"[source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35559629

 

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Hackney Community College has had a successful partnership with our local mental health trust since 1997. The trust fund my post to support people with severe and enduring mental health issues into, whilst in education and with progression. The service has won a number of high profile awards for it work most notably a Queens Award and most recently we have been shortlisted for a TES Award for supporting learners.