Government Mental health and wellbeing plan – Your Support Needed

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Your support can help shape a new Government Mental Health Plan

The Government are asking for your views and experiences of mental health. They have a vision of how mental health should look in 10 years time, but need your help and support to achieve it.
A plan to improve mental health services by promoting wellbeing, preventing mental health conditions emerging, intervening earlier, improving treatment, supporting people with mental health conditions to live well and preventing suicide is in progress, but can only be fully workable with your views, opinions and experiences. Closed 7th July
Help improve mental health in England by accessing the consultation below.
Discussion Paper
A full discussion paper explaining the 10 year mental health plan can be found below
Easy Read
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28 June, 2022|

Royal Deaf Community Outreach Day Saturday 2nd July

Royal Deaf community outreach day at Portsmouth Deaf Centre Saturday 2 July, 10am-4pm

Address: 279 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1XL

RAD will be there hosting the event, providing valuable information Representatives from other organisations will also be joining us.

There will be workshops where we will provide information and opportunities to ask questions. BSL interpreters on site to support with communication. Come and see what RAD can offer. We look forward to meeting you all there!

To find out more, email or send a BSL video to: or SMS to: 07880371629 @healthwatchpo Queen Alexandra Hospital @portsmouth_hospitals @citizensadviceportsmouth Portsmouth Sensory Service

23 June, 2022|

999 BSL – a new medical emergency service for the deaf.

A new service called 999 BSL has been designed to ensure no deaf person will be excluded when, and if they need to make an emergency call. The service is provided through an app, or can be used via a web based platform, and will connect the user to a British Sign Language interpreter who will then pass the message onto the emergency authorities. For more information click the following link.  999 BSL


21 June, 2022|

Kooth Digital Health: The Healthwatch Report Waiting Times, Thresholds to Access and the Democratisation of Mental Health Care.

Kooth Digital Health sees emerging trends in Health in the UK and share this information with the NHS, health and social care. Aware that Healthwatch are at a local level, and listen and feed back patient stories and voices, they started a project working with Healthwatch to gather some of this information together and add it to the work they had already done, and by utilising the Healthwatch mental health report and the Healthwatch webinar hosted by Kooth, the result is The Kooth Report.

The report outlines the challenges of  waiting times for support, thresholds to access for certain services, and the uncertainty brought on by the introduction of Integrated Care Systems.

The Kooth Report

21 June, 2022|