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Mental Health & Wellbeing Directory

Posted on 23/06/2016

Mental Health and Wellbeing in East Riding of Yorkshire Directory Issue 1 2016

We all have mental health. Just like our bodies, our minds can become unwell. At times we can struggle and our mental health is not as good as it should be. Help is at hand.

Following the recent publication of our Mental Health Services report, Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire’s Information Service has undertaken extensive mapping of local and national services and support for mental health and wellbeing for a new Directory of Mental Health and Wellbeing in East Riding of Yorkshire.

This free Directory references useful guidance and resources on what you can do to look after yourself and where to get help.

The A-Z Section includes details of local services and support organisation and how to access them.

Connect, Be active, Take notice, Learn and Give
The subject coverage is broad and includes mental health problems, services and support groups and also a range of organisations which help people to develop and maintain a sense of wellbeing.
Topics include:
• Abuse
• Activity and Social Groups
• Adult Learning
• Alcohol and Drugs
• Alcohol and Drugs – Advice for family, carers and children affected
• Anxiety and Depression
• Benefits, Debts & Finance
• Bereavement
• Caring and Support
• Dementia
• Dementia – Information Guidance and Standards
• Eating Habits
• Gambling
• General Wellbeing
• Having Your Say and Advocacy
• Hearing Voices, Visions and Unusual Beliefs
• Homeless Prevention Services & Housing Support in East Riding of Yorkshire
• Local mental health organisations that provide help and treatment
• Mindfulness and Meditation
• National Mental Health websites & phone numbers
• Offenders and Ex-Offenders
• Pregnancy and after -  Mental Health
• Relationships & families
• Retirement Age Plus
• Self-Harm
• Self Help & Stress Management
• Specific Illnesses and Conditions
• Veterans
• Work, Volunteering, Training & Support
• Young People

There is also a section about recent reports on mental health services and NICE guidance on mental health care.

Gillian Perry, Information & Signposting Officer at HWERY says:
“In the course of compiling this Directory I have contacted over one hundred local organisations who provide mental health services and support general wellbeing in some way.
This illustrates that there is a lot of support for those who feel they are struggling or alone. I hope this Directory will connect those in need to that support and inspire others to find new ways to maintain their mental health and wellbeing.”

Sharon Watts, Public Health Lead at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:
“I would like to congratulate Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire for producing the Mental Health and Wellbeing directory of advice, help and support. It is a fantastic resource for all East Riding residents and includes what they can do to look after themselves and where they can go to get help and support.”
Further information can be found by visiting East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Families Information Service Hub (FISH) website:
and the Connect to Support East Riding website: www.connecttosupport.org/eastriding

Print copies of the Directory are now available free from a range of organisations, including East Riding of Yorkshire Libraries, Customer Service Centres and Citizens Advice Bureau.

Contact Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire’s Information Service for a full list of distribution points. Tel: 01482 665684

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