Mental Wellbeing Network
CVS facilitated the West Lancs Mental Wellbeing Network, but it no longer runs.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Information
In a Mental Health emergency or crisis:
1. During working hours (9:00am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday) you should contact:
- a person’s GP
- or the Mindsmatter team (01695 684177)
2. Out of working hours (after 4:30pm weekdays, bank holidays and weekends) you should contact:
- the Crisis Team (01772 773525)
- or your GP for details of the out of hours service
3. Samaritans also provide telephone support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. You can call them or you can ask them to phone someone you are concerned about (if you have their consent) 08457 90 90 90. Their new free 24 hour helpline number is 116 123.
4. Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline (previously the Mental Health Helpline) 0800 915 4640 (Monday to Friday 7-11pm, weekends from noon until midnight)
If you think there is immediate danger you should dial 999
Local support groups and services for mental health and well-being in West Lancashire
The Network put together a collection of information about local support groups and services for Mental Health and Well-being in West Lancashire. Please note: this network not longer runs so this information is not up to date – contact Vicky Attwood with any queries.
Mental Health of Children and Young People
See report produced by Public Health England.
Children wait ten years for mental health support, says review from Centre for Mental Health
Alzheimer’s Research UK presents #sharetheorange – share with others
Online video – campaign launched on 18 January 2016. Produced by Aardman Animations, featuring actor Christopher Eccleston, whose father suffered from dementia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9MvEZskR6o
The background explanation is at: http://www.aardman.com/ais-london-aardman-create-campaign-for-alzheimers-research-uk/
Mental Health Stigma Campaign
A campaign to reduce the stigma around mental health in children has been launched by the government. It will use school visits and social media to urge young people and parents to talk more about mental health. Read more on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34597424
The Kings Fund Alternative Guide to Mental Health Care
Watch the Kings Fund animation on mental health care in England: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/alternative-guide-mental-health-care-england
Samaritans Free Helpline
Samaritans has a free-to-call UK helpline number which will not show up in a user’s phone bill. The free 24 hour helpline number is 116 123.
Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline new freephone number
The phone number has changed for the Lancashire Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline and is now free. The number is now 0800 915 4640.
For more information regarding the service please contact Lorraine Khalaf, Mental Health Helpline Services Manager, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. Tel No: 01253 447900 / Email: Lorraine.email@example.com
Mental Wellbeing Network Newsletter
Please Click here to read the first newsletter (June 2015).
Lived Experience Network Lancashire Mind
This is an opportunity for people with lived experience of mental health conditions from all walks of life across Lancashire to inform and shape the delivery of the Blueprint for Lancashire. Involvement is flexible and varied. Informal meetings will occur monthly with different discussion topics and vary in location across the county with opportunity to be involved by phone and email. Please note there is no need for people to have had previous contact with Lancashire Mind. More information here.
Skelmersdale Goal Difference Legends
A peer to peer support group based at Quarry Bank Community Association, Quarry Bank House, 364 Ormskirk Road, Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 9AL. Telephone: 07903516657. Weekly from 1pm to 3pm. More information here.
Mental Wellbeing Network
The last meeting was held in June 2016 and focused on the new plan for the mental wellbeing of children and young people which was being developed.
click here to read the notes.
Click on the links to read the attachments:
- Appendix 6 – Workstream_Promoting Resilience
- Appendix 6 – Workstream_Improving Access to Effective Support– a system without tiers
- Appendix 6 – Workstream_Care of the Vulnerable
- Appendix 6 – Worksream_Accountability and Transparency
- Lancashire_C&YP EWMH _Transformation_Plan_Final
- iThrive model
West Lancs Mental Wellbeing Network
Notes from the Mental Wellbeing Network Meeting 25 January 2016
Terms of reference of the Mental Wellbeing Network
Notes from the Mental Wellbeing Network Meeting 12 October 2015
Report from the Mental Health Training Session 15 July 2015
Report from the Mental Wellbeing Network meeting 22 May 2015
Report from the Mental Health & Wellbeing Network meeting 15 January 2015
Report from the Mental Health & Wellbeing Network meeting 16 October 2014
Report from the Mental Health & Wellbeing Network meeting 24 April 2014
Notes from ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing in the West Lancs Community’ event, September 2013
Notes from Mental Health and Wellbeing Asset Mapping Workshop January 2013.
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Integrated Commissioning Plan 2015-16
West Lancashire CCG has identified four improvement interventions and three additional programmes to focus on for West Lancashire, all of which are named on their website with three overarching priorities.
To find out more about these priorities and identified programmes, including details such as who the clinical lead is and what the CCG is hoping to achieve under each one, please read their Strategic Plan for 2015/16
There are a number of ways you can feedback on your experiences and/or get involved in influencing change:
1. West Lancashire CCG
- Compliments and Complaints: To complain, compliment or comment on a healthcare service you have received, or experience you have had, see the information on this page which outlines how you can do this www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk/have-your-say/compliments-and-complaints/
- Get Involved with ‘My View’: ‘My View’ is the CCG’s mechanism through which people can get directly involved in consultations and influencing services www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk/have-your-say/get-involved/
It is the job of Healthwatch to ensure that the views of the public are taken into account when health and social care services are planned and provided. You can let them know what you think by visiting http://healthwatchlancashire.co.uk/content/tell, calling 0300 303 8811, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Lancashire Care Foundation Trust (LCFT)
To feedback directly (compliments or complaints) to LCFT see their webpage here www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/contact-us/Complaints.php
The Insight Network also provides a mechanism through which organisations can work together with strategic partners and commissioners to influence care and support services. See website: www.theinsightnetwork.org/
The Clinical Lead for Mental Health at the CCG is Dr Ros Bonsor.