UPDATES FROM WILTSHIRE HEALTHWATCH
Mental health forum members produce their own guide to support services
People with lived experience of mental ill health have produced their own comprehensive guide to mental health and wellbeing services in Wiltshire.
Members of our Wiltshire Mental Health Open Forum worked together to compile the Wiltshire Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Services list, which details where adults, children and young people can get support, counselling, and advice on topics such as addiction, bereavement and homelessness.
Forum regulars wanted to create the list of contacts as a way of helping people who are struggling with their mental health to find the right support for them quickly and easily.
How are services working for you during Covid-19?
How have health, care and community services been working for you during the Covid-19 pandemic?
You can help services to understand what is working and what could be improved as they work hard to provide the best possible care for us and our loved ones during this difficult time.
Tell us what you think in our online survey, or call us on 01225 434218 - we can send you a copy of the survey or go through it with you over the phone.
Report highlights care homes' good practice
Keeping care home residents in touch with their families and getting them involved in activities has been a huge challenge for care homes during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our report highlights some of the initiatives put in place in local care homes to help residents stay connected and engaged.
Views shared on adult safeguarding process
We worked with Wiltshire Safeguarding Adults Board to learn more about the experiences of people who have been through the safeguarding process.
Our survey focused on the support people received, how well they were kept informed, what worked well and what could be improved. Read more about our findings in our report.
What you need to know about the Covid vaccine
Our new advice article answers common questions about the Covid-19 vaccination programme, including how you'll know when it's your turn, where to go and why it's important.
Our website also offers advice and information on where to get support, maternity services and how you can play your part in helping our local NHS in these challenging times.