Featured Mental Health - Time to Talk

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by David Powell, Jan 25, 2016.

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  1. Tommy_Sun was last seen:

    Sep 20, 2016
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  2. Cheers Snail, I was just wondering if he had managed to square things away and get himself sorted out that's all.
    I hope he hasn't done anything stupid.
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  3. Thanks for your input Schwarzie, Under the new contracts I am not as hopeful as I once was. I do think it will be a watering down of services due to budgets.
  4. There is no inference that this statement applies in this case, but never was a truer word spoken. These type of problems are for the individual to solve, with support from others, and unless said individual accepts responsibility for, and takes ownership of, the problem, and then becomes actively involved in the solution, there will only ever be a downward spiral.
  5. I spoke to him some time before xmas, but nothing since. I'll ring him today.
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  6. @Old Stab and others who may be concerned - just had an hour on the phone with him - briefly, he's OK.

    PM me if you want to know a bit more - it's not in my gift to put it on an open forum.
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  7. As long as he's ok.:)
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  8. Transition, intervention and liaison mental health service for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans
    On 1 April 2017, NHS England is launching the transition, intervention and liaison (TIL) mental health service for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans.
    Provided across England, the service will seek to increase the access and treatment to appropriate and timely mental health services for armed forces serving personnel approaching discharge and veterans with mental health difficulties. There are three elements to the service:
    1. Service for those in transition, leaving the armed forces 2. Service for veterans with complex presentation 3. General service for veterans.
    Appointed service providers will support delivery of The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health through partnership working with local public, private and voluntary sector organisations, recognising the contributions of each to improving mental health wellbeing.
    Improved mental health services The new service builds on the success of existing NHS England veterans’ mental health services with a key difference being that for the first time, armed forces personnel approaching discharge will also benefit from receiving NHS care and treatment.
    Informed by the views of veterans and their families, the TIL mental health service will provide local care and treatment in a range of locations and settings and via different methods, such as Skype. Furthermore, patients will be involved in the development of holistic care packages that seek to achieve positive outcomes relating to mental health, employment, reduction in alcohol consumption, housing and socialising. As part of this, the service will work closely with the wider NHS, relevant local authority and third sector organisations to ensure the appropriate support is in place for patients and their families.
    For those patients using existing NHS England veterans’ mental health services, transition plans are being implemented to facilitate the ongoing provision of high quality care.
    Further information Further information on the new service and appointed providers will be issued towards the end of March. If you have any queries in the meantime, please email england.south-armedforces@nhs.net.
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  9. So who got the contracts, no doubt be a third sector organisation.
  10. NHS did, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS n partnership with Lincoln and North Essex NHS (Veterans First) picked up east midlands, to be called MEVS midland east veterans service, partnership with walking with the wounded. London and south won by Camden and Islington NHS who already run the London veterans service. Don't know other two areas, national brief out soon
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  11. I hope Pennine Care and GM West got the NW contract - really good services there.
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  12. Absolutely great service.
  13. That's a relief.
  14. Mr Powell sir.

    You have a namesake in Manchester. He is also involved in mental health.

    I shall be having words with the oik, as he claimed responsibility in spreading this information around. A cad for certain. At least his heart was in the right place.

    I did actually get some help. From L. Bolger no less. However due to other unrelated non service issues at the time. Dropped like a hot rock.

    With everything only being related to service history as a pre requisite. The tone of help offered, was severely affected by the relationship between civvy and army, regardless of related conditions not visible due to a lack of research (interest).

    I'm not bitter though. The help I did receive, was exactly what I needed. It really helps. I would recommend a call to military arm of the NHS (I think seperated by army, navy, blue job/rockape). The header on my docs being NHS Army, not armed forces. Unless of course the funding for it has been removed.