Great Mental Health in Haringey

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Great Mental Health Day

London celebrated its first-ever Great Mental Health Day in January 2022 and as an annual event, it will be back for a second year on Friday 27 January 2023.

Find out how you can get involved in this year’s celebrations.

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What is the Great Mental Health Programme?

The Great Mental Health programme is an ambitious and exciting programme comprising of a diverse range of activities, initiatives and resources to support Haringey residents of all ages to achieve their version of good mental health.

By empowering ourselves and promoting kindness towards others, we aspire to improve individual and collective mental wellbeing in Haringey.

The Great Mental Health programme was launched on World Mental Health Day (10 October) 2021 and consists of different programmes of activity led by local organisations.

Some initiatives offer universal support to all residents and others provide tailored provisions for specific groups. Great care has been taken to co-design initiatives where possible, collaborating with residents and communities to build connectivity and sustainability.

The Great Mental Health programmes are as follows - all are external links:

  1. Community Protect
  2. Community Navigators
  3. Digital Interventions (Good Thinking)
  4. Targeted digital interventions
  5. Mental Health and its links to Domestic Violence
  6. ABC Parenting

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Why is this programme so important?

Nationally (pre-pandemic) over a year, approximately a quarter of all people experienced a mental health problem. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented levels of depression, anxiety and other related issues such as loneliness and social isolation.

The local evidence base shows that the prevalence of these issues has also increased significantly across Haringey in light of the pandemic.

Evaluation

The Great Mental Health programme was evaluated in 2022 to better understand how it benefitted residents and communities. Detailed analysis showed the programme was successful in improving the mental health and wellbeing of Haringey residents.

For a copy of the programme evaluation, please get in touch at publichealth@haringey.gov.uk

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Mental Health Resource Hub

In addition to the programmes above, a Resource Hub has been developed which offers a wealth of knowledge to support Haringey residents to stay mentally healthy.

Our hub page has resources, tools and apps on mental health conditions, therapies and where to go for further support.

Resource Hub

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An award-winning programme

Haringey’s Great Mental Health programme was shortlisted for 3 prestigious awards in 2022 for its innovative work supporting resident mental health and wellbeing. Finalists for the Health Science Journal and Royal Society of Public Health, the Great Mental Health programme was awarded the Faculty of Public Health Sarah Brown Prize.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about the Great Mental Health programme, get in touch at publichealth@haringey.gov.uk - we’d love to hear from you.

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Page last updated:

January 24, 2023