What we are doing about Mental Health
Haringey has an ambitious vision to transform local mental health services and improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all residents, especially for those suffering with mental ill-health. Find out more about what we doing about mental health below.
Joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework
Haringey’s Health and Wellbeing Framework focuses on improving the mental health and wellbeing of our residents. Over recent years, there has been a greater emphasis on improving services, tackling stigma and discrimination, and a focus on prevention to improve the overall mental health state of the people living in the borough. The Health and Wellbeing Strategy is a cross-partnership response which seeks to address the causes of poor mental health, promote positive mental health and resilience, tackle stigma and discrimination, offer early help and engage fully with those affected by mental ill-health, their families and communities.
Haringey Suicide Prevention Group and Strategy
The Haringey Suicide Prevention Group (HSPG) aims to strengthen community response to suicide prevention planning and implementation. The Group, which is chaired by MIND in Haringey, meets on a quarterly basis and has broad membership from statutory and non-statutory organisations including: Haringey Public Health, Children’s Services, the CCG, Met Police, BEH-MHT, British Transport Police and local charities.
HSPG has recently developed Haringey’s Suicide Prevention Plan using Public Health England prevention guidelines (external link). It has set actions for members to address the mental health and risk of suicide in specific groups by:
- reducing access to the means of suicide
- addressing the vulnerability and mental health issues in particular community settings
- supporting those bereaved or affected by suicide
- working with the media to prevent harmful exposure
- expanding and improving the systematic collection of and access to data on suicide
Wider actions on mental health and wellbeing are picked up by implementation of Haringey’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
Free Mental Health First Aid Training is available for all frontline staff working in Haringey. Attendees learn to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide initial first aid and signpost people towards local support services. This is a MHFA England course delivered by KSL.
We also have a special training for those that work with young people. For more information visit the Mind in Haringey (external website) or call 020 8489 1095
If you have any queries about what we’re doing about mental health, please email the public health team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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