At the awareness stand

We recognised this important day on 10th October, highlighting the importance of mental health with the key theme of suicide prevention being on the agenda for 2019. We ran two insightful events to raise awareness of the different areas of mental health with staff and visitors across the Trust, and provided training for clinical staff around mental health topics. To enable us to support staff with mental health concerns, and to improve staff wellbeing, we are looking to recruit ‘Workplace Wellbeing Guardians' who will be trained in mental health first aid and to be the first point of contact for staff, and advocates for all health and wellbeing matters.

Raising awareness through education and the promotion of mental health is critical and it is important to recognise the work we have done to date, and the number of patients and staff we have helped both in our Trust and in collaboration with the team at Surrey and Borders Partnership (SABP). We are proud of the work our mental health team undertakes with adults and children and the future is encouraging with the opportunity to prioritise wellbeing for all.