week 2- mental wealth academy service.
This week we are talking about the role of Emma, our Transition Wellbeing Practitioner. Emma's role is part of The Mental Wealth Academy which is an innovative new project supporting 18-25 year olds, who are falling through gaps created by transition pathways from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health services. The support from the project is usually delivered through weekly 1:1 sessions with the Transition Wellbeing Practitioner. The sessions focus on improving an individual’s wellbeing and helping them to develop healthy coping strategies in regards to any mental health difficulties they may experience. The sessions can cover a wide range of support including coping strategies, CBT focused interventions, self-management tools, emotional literacy, steps to wellbeing and engagement with education and employment. There are around 12 support sessions offered to an individual with the potential to sign post to relevant services following these sessions.
In the current situation we are all facing, Emma has had to make lots of changes to continue supporting her clients. Here's what she said;
"We are offering a range of ways to keep in contact with clients to ensure the support sessions continue to benefit them. Clients are offered either voice calls or video calls and we have the ability to share worksheets and resources via a ‘shared screen’ option during our appointments. We are taking notes on worksheets and resources used throughout the session and emailing them over to the client at the end of the session. Wellbeing focused tasks are being set for all clients at the end of a session for them to complete and practice ahead of our next session. Relevant self-help guides have been sent out to all clients for them to work through during these difficult times. Clients are also being encouraged to contact the Transition Wellbeing Practitioners should they feel they need additional support throughout the week between the support sessions."
To contact Emma or refer someone for this project- please visit the services page of our website.
Each week we are thanking someone else who is doing something amazing.... This week we'd like to acknowledge the amazing NHS staff who are putting themselves at risk to care for others.
We hope you are still managing to get some fresh air- our team have been heading out either alone or with other members of their household to take in some sun and give their legs a stretch... here are some pics...
Next week we will be talking our CAMHS service- how it works and how things are different at the moment. Did you know that £40 could help us to deliver 5 sessions of any of our services to our young people over Zoom Pro? If you are able to spare any amount, please check out our local giving page. Thank you.
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