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From 1 May, 2017 a new mental health and wellbeing service for young people has been introduced across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire.

The aim of the service is to provide a much wider choice of care options for those aged 0-25 and their families and carers, and to help them engage with local services and transform their emotional health and well-being.

The service is led by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) in partnership with Kooth (an online service that offers emotional and mental health support (involving 7 day/one to one chats, messaging service and live forums for children and young people), Healios (the only online provider of specialist mental health assessments, NICE endorsed psychological therapies and innovative wellbeing apps, all focused on the entire family) and The Children’s Society (a national charity helping children and young people at their most vulnerable).

Youth Participation Worker Hannah Thompson has just been named a runner up in Good Morning Britain’s Health Star Awards.

Hannah joined the GMB Team at the studio last Monday to receive her certificate for the Children’s Health Star category.

Hannah works for South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Youth Emotional Support Service (YESS) based in Uttoxeter. She was nominated by colleagues for the work she has done to develop the role of Health Participation Worker and the difference she is making to the children and young people accessing the service.

Songs for You singing sessions are starting in May in Stafford and Cannock.

These friendly singing sessions offer service users living well with dementia, their carers and older adults, the chance to meet, socialise and engage in an activity with their partners or loved ones.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) has been shortlisted in the Changing Culture category of the HSJ Patient Safety awards.

These national awards recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. Shortlisted entrants have demonstrated that their organisation has patient safety embedded at the heart of everything it does.

The culture of an organisation can make an extraordinary difference to the safety of its patients. SSSFT has developed a new safety framework to engage all staff in identifying lessons from serious incidents and ensuring learning is real and not tokenistic. Safety is embedded throughout the organisation, as evidenced by our assessment as ‘good’ in the safe category of our recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

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