Mental Health and Wellbeing in Nottingham: How we can all make a difference

This event is a series of sessions over a one week period; open to everyone who works within the Children's and Adults Workforce in the City of Nottingham.  

Objectives: In line with Wellness in Mind, the Nottingham Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy,

  • Promote wider discussion of mental health to reduce stigma;
  • Increase awareness of the role of the wider workforce in improving mental health and wellbeing;  
  • Highlight local services for people who need support for their mental health;
  • Increase understanding of the wide range of needs related to poor mental health;
  • Raise awareness of how we can support our own mental wellbeing.

Please find below the list of sessions that are on offer - click on the title to find out more information and how to book - Bookings requests closing on the 16th of August due to overwhelming demand!

Session Titles:

 

Title/Facilitator

Session Description

Dates & Time

Audience

 Understanding and Recognising the Signs of Anxiety in Young People

 

Fully booked not accepting further bookings.

 

Facilitator

Jeff Fairfield-Read and Annie Scotney Development Facilitators, NCC

Session Overview:  This interactive session will give you a taster of the content of the Mental Health First Aid Youth training that has been developed by Mental Health First Aid England to inform people how to help a young person experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained.

Session Objectives:

  • Understand what anxiety is, who may experience it and the causes of it;
  • Understand the signs and symptoms of Anxiety in Young People;
  • Learn how to support a young person experiencing anxiety before professional help is obtained;
  • Find out more about the Mental Health First Aid Youth Training and services available in the City to support young people who may be experiencing a mental health problem.

2 October

09.30-11.30am

Children’s Workforce

Building Resilience

Fully booked not accepting further bookings.

Facilitator

Rhiannon Gray, Development Specialist and Nigel Brown, Children’s Development Consultant, NCC

Session Overview: Resilience is important for your mental health, have you ever wondered what you can do to improve your resilience and others? Come and experience a few different tools and techniques you can use and share to increase your own and others resilience

 

Session outcomes: By the end of the session learners should have;

  • Learnt and practised techniques to increase your resilience
  • Developed an action plan to put into practice to help increase your resilience

2 October

2.00-4.30pm

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Nottingham City Primary Care Mental Health Services

Fully booked not accepting further bookings.

Facilitators

Jane Bethea, Public Health Consultant, NCC, Katherine Biddulph, Commissioning Manager, Mental Health, NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group and representatives from Mental Health Service Providers

 Session Overview:

This session will give the audience an opportunity to hear directly from providers about the Adult Mental Health services available across to city.   

Session Objectives:

  • Provide an introduction to the mental health needs of people living in Nottingham City and a summary of our strategic approach to improving mental health and wellbeing;
  • Hear from Nottingham City Commissioning Group about Services available for our citizens to receive early help for common mental health problems;
  • Learn about the current services from local Mental Health Organisations including Wellness in Mind, Nottingham Recovery College, and Psychological Therapy Service Providers;
  • Engage with other local service providers during a networking opportunity.

3 October

09.30-11.30am

 Adults Workforce

Older People’s Mental Health

 

Fully booked not accepting further bookings. 

Facilitator

Sharan Jones, Insight Specialist – Public Health, NCC

Session Overview:

This session will offers an opportunity to participate in discussions about the mental health problems faced by older citizens in the city.

 Session Objectives:

  • To review the data and information about what we currently know about the mental health of older people in the city;
  • To learn more about what support might be accessed and how;
  • To better understand how loneliness and social isolation is impacting on the wellbeing of older people;
  • To discuss the city’s Dementia Framework.

3 October

12.00-1.30pm

Adults Workforce

Healthy Lifestyle Choices – Impact on Mental Health & wellbeing

 Fully booked not accepting further bookings. 

Facilitator:

Robert Stephens, Insight Specialist – Public Health, NCC; Jane Bethea, Consultant in Public Health, NCC, Perween Riaz - New Leaf Adviser - Nottingham Citycare; Alex Julian - Lead head coach - Change Point Service - Everyone health, Maria Ward - Network & Policy Officer - Nottingham Community Voluntary Service; Kieran Grant - Drug & Alcohol Clinical Specialist - Nottingham Recovery Network; Representative from Sport and Leisure - NCC

Session Overview:

People sometimes smoke & drink because of other concerns in their lives, these choices are what they use to cope with everyday stress, anxiety & depression, but theses coping strategies can lead to dependency & health issues due to excess use & the dangers associates with the products.

 There have been increases in the proportion of people not meeting recommended levels of Physical activity & an increase in the proportion of people with excess weight.  People with learning disabilities, mental health & wellbeing issues are more likely to smoke & drink alcohol at excessive harmful levels and are less likely to be active or aware of healthier choices; therefore are more affected by the above lifestyle choices than the general population.

 We want to enable professionals to support all citizens they work with and meet in their roles by raising their knowledge on healthier lifestyle choices, brief advice & sign posting to local services in Nottingham city; helping to reduce health issues & preventable disease, especially amongst vulnerable groups.  

Session Objectives:

  • Increase awareness of healthy lifestyle choices & highlight services available in Nottingham city;
  • Understand how healthier lifestyles have positive impacts on physical health ,mental health & wellbeing;
  • How “Making Every Contact Count” (MECC) & Brief interventions, can increase prevention, life expectancy & reduce risk of disease, ill-health & mental health.

3 October

2.00-4.00pm

Children’s and Adults Workforce.

Everyone has a positive role to play in this agenda and would be welcome to attend. But colleagues who are priority include Adult & Children’s social care colleagues, People working with vulnerable or older citizens or anyone who has an interest in knowing more about Healthier lifestyles choices.

Recognising and responding to mental illness in the perinatal period

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Facilitator: Lisa Carter, Team Leader, Perinatal Psychiatric Service and an expert by experience

Session Overview: This session will explore the common mental health conditions that present in the perinatal period and identify warning signs that something more serious is developing.  We will then look at the options for treatment and support locally.

Session Objectives/outcomes:

  • Identification of common mental disorders in the peripeurum.
  • How to recognise if the level of illness is escalating; indicating a need for more intensive intervention.
  • Where to get help locally.

4 October

09.30-11.30am

 Children’s and Adults Workforce.

How can we improve employment outcomes for people with mental health problems in the city?

Fully booked not accepting further bookings.

Facilitator

Sharan Jones, Insight Specialist – Public Health

Supported by partners from the DWP, CCG, Skills and Employment, the Healthcare Trust and the community and voluntary sector

Session overview:

This session will review the latest data and information around mental health and employment.  In addition to targeted initiatives, we will explore the wider support available through the DWP, NHS, the Jobs Hub and other partners.

Session Objectives:

  • To review what we currently know about mental health and employment in the city;
  • To increase awareness of the available support for people with mental health problems to remain in or gain employment including the improved access to psychological therapies; 
  • To understand the role of specific services such as Individual Placement Support;
  • To discuss how outcomes for groups of people with low employment rates might be achieved.       

4 October

12.00-1.30pm

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Self-Harm Awareness Bitesize for Children’s and Families Workforce

Fully booked not accepting further bookings.

Facilitator

SHARP team, NCC

Session Overview: This session will comprise of an overview of self-harm and Suicide will aim to provide participants with the following outcomes.

Session Outcomes:

  • an awareness and understanding of self-harm and suicide
  • an education about the stigma and discrimination usually associated with self-harm and the need to avoid judgemental attitudes.
  • an understanding of risk factors and warning signs
  • an understanding of how to support children and young people to maximise safety

4 October

2.00-4.00pm

Children’s and Families Workforce

Introduction to Eating Disorders

 

Fully booked not accepting further bookings.

Facilitator:

Alison Newsham-Kent, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Lead for CAMHS and Adult Eating Disorder Services, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Session Overview:

As we are all aware Eating Disorders are a growing concern for both young people and adults and something we hear and see often in the press and on social media.  We know that increasing awareness can help professionals spot early warning signs and so can support those in need to seek help.

 Session Objectives

  • To raise awareness and understanding of signs and symptoms of Eating Disorders and the impact these have on individual’s lives. 
  • To equip professionals to know what to consider if concerned an individual might have an eating disorder and where to signpost on to.

 

5 October

09.30-11.30am

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Public Health Forum Suicide Prevention

Booking

Places are limited, to book or for more information, email: healthandwellbeing@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Presenters:

Aa range of public health, clinical and community presenters including speakers from Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, Harmless and Nottingham Samaritans

Session Overview: This session will give you a greater understanding of the Nottingham Suicide Prevention Strategy and how you may play a part in reducing the harm caused by suicide.

Session Objectives/outcomes:

  • To explain why suicide prevention is a public health priority
  • To describe the needs in Nottingham and the Suicide Prevention Strategy
  • To raise awareness of what the research tells us can make a difference in reducing suicide
  • To raise awareness of the key messages for those who work with young people
  • To learn about community approaches to supporting people at risk or affected by suicide
  • To consider the range of ways the wider workforce in Nottingham can contribute to suicide prevention

5 October

12.00-1.30pm

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Mental Health and Substance Misuse

 

Fully booked not accepting further bookings.

 

Facilitator:

Ian Bentley, Strategy and Commissioning Manager Nottingham City Crime and Drugs Partnership, NCC

 

Session Overview: To give the audience a better understanding of the complexities of providing mental health interventions to those who have substance misuse problems; whether they are co-existing morbidities or self-medicating to relieve mental health problems

Session Objectives or outcomes:

  • Commissioning mental health services with a pathway for substance misuse; an overview of developing services for different levels of mental health and substance misuse
  • Improving access to psychological therapies; how this service assists in the identification of treatment levels for those substance misuser who have mental health problems
  • Dual Diagnosis: Understanding co-morbidity; joint working and better outcomes for patients

5 October

2.00-4.00pm

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Introduction to Mindfulness

 

Fully booked not accepting further bookings.

 

Facilitator

Emma Castledine, Educational Co-ordinator, Primary Health, Wellbeing and Recovery College

Session Overview: This session will be practical and informative and will teach you ways to listen to yourself more effectively thereby allowing you to be more ‘in the moment’ and appreciative of your life.  This insightful and challenging session is suitable for anyone who wishes to explore these concepts in a safe environment.

Session Objectives/outcomes:

  • Learn how to tune into your senses and discover when you are tense or unhappy;
  • Discover how mindfulness can impact on both your personal and professional life. To reduce stress and increase wellbeing and allow you clarity to enable better choices and decisions;
  • Understand the services provided by the Primary Health, Wellbeing and Recovery College.

6 October

09.30-11.30am

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Anxiety Management

Fully booked not accepting further bookings.

Dr Linda Clarke, Clinical Lead, Insight Healthcare

Session Objectives;

During this session you will gain an understanding of;

  • What Anxiety is;
  • Who can experience it;
  • How you can cope with your own anxiety;
  • How to support others suffering from anxiety;
  • Services available for people in Nottingham City.

6 October

2.00-4.00pm

Children’s and Adults Workforce