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Colleagues at Wellbeing Matters, Tamworth, have been working on resources to help practitioners and service users access Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) resources.

The team offer support to people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder and trauma. One treatment used is CBT which is used to break down a problem into manageable parts which can be focused on within treatment. This process is called formulation. Many people find it helpful to do this using diagrams or graphic representations which can be a problem if you have a visual impairment.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) is one of the first Trusts in the region (and the only one in Shropshire and Staffordshire) to sign up to Step Into Health, a programme which supports veterans with finding second careers in the NHS.

Following a successful pilot, NHS Employers has taken on a national roll out of the programme which helps prospective service leavers and veterans see the potential for a second career in health.

The national public launch of the programme, attended by HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, took place in London on Thursday 18th January 2018.

Staff and governors from South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be at Waitrose in Uttoxeter on Thursday 1 February to talk about mental health.

They are taking part in Time to Talk Day, a national initiative run by Time to Change which campaigns to end mental health stigma.

Two inspirational professionals at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) have been shortlisted in the West Midlands Combined Authority Mental Health Commission Thrive Awards.

These awards mark the first year of the Thrive West Midlands Programme by celebrating the ground-breaking work being done across the region to improve mental health and wellbeing.


News Category for 2014