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It’s World Mental Health Day

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Today is World Mental Health Day and we at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind will be using the day to encourage everyone to look after their mental health, and remind people of the different support we offer.

We all experience mental health, sometimes our mental health is good, and sometimes it is poor – on World Mental Health Day – and any other day, we want to let people know that we are here for them.

This year has been particularly hard for everyone, not just those experiencing poor mental health. It’s important that we all remember to look after our mental health, and look out for the people close to us – It can be as simple as someone knowing there are people out there who care, that can help and make a difference.

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year, but many of us are still too afraid to talk about it. Starting a conversation about mental health might seem daunting but simply sending a text, checking in on a friend or sharing something on social media can really help to break the ice. Why not see our top tips on having a conversation about mental health here

Recent ONS figures have found that, since the pandemic began, twice as many adults in Britain are reporting symptoms of depression. Why not set yourself a challenge today and reach out to a friend to check that they are OK?

If you are finding things hard, please remember that we are here for you. If you need support, get in touch with us 24 hours a day on 01482 240133, Freephone 0800 138 0990 or email info@heymind.org.uk Find a range of our top tips here www.heymind.org.uk/WMHD20

Can you help reshape the school nursing service in Hull?

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We’re helping to gather information on your experiences with the school nursing service within Hull in order to help make changes to reshape the service.

Every few years Hull City Council have a chance to change how they run the health visiting and school nursing service and these questionnaires will be used to change Hull’s approach to the school nursing service.

This is your opportunity to improve the services available to you in the community.

This questionnaire is aimed at those people who have ever accessed the school nursing service within the city and wish to express an opinion about the service, https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=159922760125

This questionnaire is aimed at those young people who are in either school sixth form, or further education, and are willing to share their views about their health and the school and/or further education nursing service, https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=159922792627

This questionnaire is for Hull families with primary school aged children, https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=160094409175

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind teams up with Hull Kingston Rovers to new launch charity shirt

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Hull and East Yorkshire Mind are proud to have teamed up with Hull Kingston Rovers to launch a unique new charity shirt for the 2020/21 season.

The classic Mind ‘squiggle’ makes up the design and forms a series of Robins across the striking design as a nod to the club’s long associated nickname of ‘The Robins’.

In a first for a Hull Kingston Rovers charity shirt, the kit, sponsored by Harrison Solway, will be worn across two seasons, running into 2021.

The Yorkshire and Humber areas have some of the highest rates of suicide in the UK. The club are looking to use the partnership to help inform supporters about the services available, and ‘normalise’ the conversation about mental health so it is more widely discussed.

Hull Kingston Rovers Tony Smith said:

“Mental health is something close to our hearts at the club, we were planning the partnership with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind long before the 2020 pandemic, but it seems more apt than ever that we should launch this now. I think we all know, and can relate to someone, who has found this year especially tough. It’s important we are there for each other.

We of course started the year seeing one of our own suffering a terrible life changing injury when Mose Masoe was struck down. His mental strength and positivity are something we can all take inspiration from, but it was undoubtable tough for me and the team to digest the news. Fortunately, we have a great support network at the club, so we were able to help each other through it. But there’s always more we can do to support each other and discuss how we are feeling.

My message to the supporter’s is do not suffer alone, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind offer some fantastic services and we look forward to learning more about what they do, and how we can all better look after our own mental health, as the partnership unfolds throughout 2020 and 2021.”

Speaking to hullkr.co.uk, Dan Warren, Director of Development at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind said:

“It’s great to be working with Hull Kingston Rovers on this new and exciting partnership. 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year – that’s hundreds of rugby players, and thousands of rugby fans. By working together, we can promote positive mental health on and off the pitch, and ensure that nobody in our local area has to face a mental health problem alone.”

The club’s new limited-edition Hull and East Yorkshire Mind shirt will be priced at £48 for adults and £37 for juniors and available from hullkr.co.uk/kits at 7pm tonight.

Fans are reminded that the Fan Experience Zone at Hull College Craven Park remains closed until November 5th, a full update in available here.

FREE SafeTALK suicide alertness training

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Our training arm Mindworks is delivering some FREE Safetalk suicide alertness training at the Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre throughout October and November. This is a face-to-face 3 hour session aimed at anyone, 15 or over, who wants to help people to be safer from suicide.

The session uses videos and discussion to raise alertness to thoughts of suicide and raise confidence to have these important conversations that can keep someone safe.

The dates available are,

5th October

15th October

5th November

12th November

7th December

 

The time slots available are,

9.30am to 12.30pm

1pm to 4pm

 

To book your place please email mindworks@heymind.org.uk

We can help organisations and individuals have a better understanding of mental health

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As you may know, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind has a training arm called Mindworks Training. We deliver exceptional training packages to enable businesses to support employees to stay well both at home and at work.

Mindworks Training aims to raise awareness around the diverse area of mental health, as well as working towards breaking down the stigma and barriers around mental health in the workplace.
Over the last few months, we have been making some new and exciting changes to the Mindworks website – which is re-launching next week. There will be information on our new ways of working, a meet the team section and most importantly information on how the work that Mindworks does helps Hull and East Yorkshire Mind. You can find out more here www.mindworkstraining.org.uk

Alongside this, there will be new messaging on all of our social media platforms – you can follow Mindworks @MWTraining.
If you would like to find out more about mental health training in the workplace, please do not hesitate to contact MindWorks on 01482 240134 or email mindworks@heymind.org.uk.

COVID-19 Risk Assessments – Wellington House and The Old Parcels Office

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As many of us start to return to the office after the Covid-19 pandemic, we have completed a risk assessment for our offices in both Hull and Bridlington – this ensures the safety of our staff, volunteers, tenants and visitors.

Below you can find our risk assessments:

Covid-19 Risk Assessment – Wellington House Hull Jul20

Covid-19 Risk Assessment – Old Parcels Office Bridlington Aug20