Spot the Signs Newsletter May 2017

Welcome to the first Spot the Signs and Save a Life suicide prevention campaign newsletter.

There's information about the NEW Suicide Prevention Training dates for 2017 and about professional training for GPs and other organisations.

We have a new website and our Twitter account keeps growing with more than 100 new followers in April alone. Follow @SpotSignSuicide to join the conversation.

There's a summary of the fabulous work Spot the Signs did for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 and finally, there is a Latest Headlines of the latest suicide prevention stories, programmes and campaigns.

We will continue to build a stronger campaign throughout 2017 with new resources, training GPs, public and private sector employees, raising awareness and removing the stigma of suicide. Thank you for your ongoing support. 

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Hertfordshire Health and Community Commissioning Bulletin

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Please click here to view the full bulletin or for further information on any of the topics below.

New Leaf Wellbeing College
The college offers a range of free educational courses to help you take better control of your wellbeing, learn some practical skills and provide an opportunity for reflection. It is recognised that people are expert in their own wellbeing and recovery. People who have overcome life challenges help to design and deliver our courses. The courses help to increase knowledge and skills and promote self-management.

Listening, Developing, Transforming: Communities Together
The Community Wellbeing Team has been facilitating meaningful conversations in local communities across Hertfordshire. The aim of community conversations is to bring together key influencers that contribute to the health and wellbeing of their local population.  Discussing the future of community services in the health and social care landscape, our events have explored potential solutions which include local communities taking ownership and making commitments to realistic action in order to bring about sustainable change.  
 
Events have already taken place at North Herts, St Albans, Broxbourne &  Dacorum. With future events to take place at Welwyn Hatfield (27/4/17), Stevenage (2/5/17), East Herts (11/5/17), Watford (25/5/17), Three Rivers (26/5/17) and Hertsmere (TBC). Should you require any more information about these future events please contact Michael.Longfellow@hertfordshire.gov.uk or Tracy.Webber@Hertfordshire.gov.uk

Mindful Living with Cancer
Living with cancer can be one of the most challenging life events. This programme is designed to help you navigate the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual dimensions of the journey with greater ease, courage and acceptance. You will leave with practical tools and practises that empower you to live well in the midst of change and uncertainty

Rural Health Conference: 12th May 2017
Public Health England are holding a Rural Health Conference: Identifying the Problems and Finding the Solutions occurring on Friday the 12th of May. 
 
The event is a free full-day conference to explore rural health issues across the region and to identify actions and solutions to improve health outcomes for our rural communities.
 
The event is aimed at system leaders in the NHS, local authorities, health education, and the voluntary and community sector with an interest in understanding and meeting the needs of our rural communities.
 
If you are interested in attending, please register at the following link on the NHS England Events page: https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/events/1114/rural-health-conference

 
Please direct any questions or queries regarding the conference to Indu Rajasekar (indu.rajasekar@nhs.net).

Barnet Mental Health News - Issue 39

Barnet Mental Health News is aimed at anyone with mental health challenges, as well as carers and professionals.

In this issue…..

PAGE 1-2 Lead Story David Bowie

PAGE 3-7 UK News

PAGE 8 News Stories and comment

PAGE 9-10 Worldwide News

PAGE 11 News Feature

PAGE 12 Remedies for anxiety

PAGE 13-14 Infotainment

PAGE 15- Comment

PAGE 16- 17 Another week in mental health

PAGE 18 -20 advertising

PAGE 21 Back Page contact numbers

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