30 June 2016
Focus on psychosis
This summer we are focusing on psychosis as part of
our continuing Don't Ignore Your Mental Health (DIYMH) campaign.
Over the summer we will raise awareness and understanding of
psychosis, increase awareness of possible early signs, signpost
help and make suggestions for maintaining good mental health.
To kick things off, at AWP's June Board meeting we screened our
new short film about Swindon-based Decent
Group's contribution to Swindon early intervention in
psychosis team's new allotment project. Decent Group got involved
after one of their employees experienced psychosis and was helped
by the early intervention team and they are a great example of an
employer understanding the importance and mutual benefit of
supporting the mental wellbeing of staff.
Next up is the innovative Reality Check Festival in Kington
Langley village hall on 29 July. The festival has been organised
collectively by AWP's ever-resourceful early intervention teams and
will feature live music and inspiring talks by service users, a
music workshop, free refreshments and hand massages - a great way
to learn about mental health and celebrate recovery in a festival
Throughout the summer our Don't Ignore Your Mental Health
webpages at www.diymh.com will feature
information about psychosis, possible early signs that someone is
becoming unwell, and tips and suggestions for good mental health -
you can also join the action on social media using #DIYMH
We'll have more DIYMH news for you soon, but for now we leave
you with a teaser: WHAT on EARTH was Franki from our communications
team doing out in the woods in her wellies during work time?