Organisations from across Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale came together to raise awareness of the support available to those experiencing mental health difficulties in the area.
Forty delegates from 28 local organisations attended an event hosted by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) and North Yorkshire County Council’s stronger communities team, to share information about the services they provide and offer advice on guidance on how these can be accessed. Delegates also benefitted from presentations on hoarding and compassion focused therapy.
The day-long conference held at the YMCA in Scarborough aimed to make sure that people experiencing mental health difficulties receive the right support, from the right organisation at the right time.
Lauren Dowson said…
Lauren Dowson, crisis resolution and home treatment/street triage team manager in Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale, said “At TEWV we put service users at the centre of everything we do. Very often, people presenting to services have multiple needs that one agency alone cannot address. Over the last year we have been working closely with colleagues from a number of organisations to identify the various support available locally and to raise awareness of this among professionals from the NHS, local authority and third sector.
“Events such as this encourage professionals to consider what is happening more widely in people’s lives and help make sure individuals are given support that is helpful, timely and appropriate.
“Taking a holistic approach supports professionals to address people’s specific needs, helping to reduce distress, support recovery and improve outcomes.
“Feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly positive and we are planning a future event in December which we hope to make available to service users in carers in the area.”
You can find out more about support in the area on the North Yorkshire Connect website.
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