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Announcement created: Tuesday, 20th Oct 2015

Signpost UK Brokerage Training

We are pleased to announce that Pavillion have now published the Signpost UK Brokerage Training packages - you can find them by clicking on the links below

Mental Health Brokerage Training Pack

Learning Disability Brokerage Training Pack


Personal Budgets NHS Continuing Healthcare - Discussion Paper 2012

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Can You Compete Under Stress

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New Book Added

Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression by Miriam Akhtar

One in two people in the developed world will experience depression in their lifetime. Positive psychology is the scientific study of optimal functioning - what it takes to feel good, function well and flourish. This young branch of psychology has produced a number of evidence-based techniques, which have been scientifically proven to increase happiness and well-being. What is not so well known is that a delightful consequence of these interventions is that they also reduce the symptoms of depression. Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression is aimed at the millions suffering mild-to-moderate depression and those who want to protect themselves against persistent low moods. The book explains key strategies to help you overcome depression and reduce the chances of it recurring. As you practise the simple yet highly-effective exercises, you will find your mood lifts naturally, your confidence, resilience, positivity and strength grow and your outlook becomes more optimistic. These strategies come from the author's professional practice as a positive psychologist and coach, her background as a journalist and as someone who has suffered from depression herself.


Time To Talk?

The Time to Change campaign have launched a new initiative called Time to Talk to get everyone having a conversation about mental health. Link to the Live It Well website for further information. http://www.liveitwell.org.uk/latest-news/time-to-talk/

Live it Well summary now available

23 November 2010

A summary of the Kent and Medway mental health strategy, Live it Well, is now available. You can download the summary from the Medway PCT website. It contains information about the 10 commitments made by Kent Councy Council, Medway Council and the Kent and Medway primary care trusts.

Live it Well mental health strategy launched

7 October 2010

One in four of us will have a mental health problem at some point in our lives. In Kent and Medway, the NHS and local authorities have worked together to produce Live It Well which is their strategy for improving the mental health and wellbeing of people in Kent and Medway. The five organisations involved are NHS Medway, NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent, NHS West Kent, Kent County Council and Medway Council.

The Live it Well strategy covers 2010 to 2015, and makes ten commitments, including to ensure people have easy access to care in a crisis, reduce the number of people with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, give people more choice and more say over their care, and reduce the number of suicides. Live It Well was developed with people who use services, carers, frontline professionals and voluntary organisations, and shaped by the views and ideas of scores of people from Kent and Medway who took the opportunity to comment on it. Follow this link to read the Live it Well strategy.You can also read the report on what people said about the draft strategy and how it was changed as a result.