Mental Health Coordinator for Sky Blues in the Community, Robbie Chandler, presented to 150 local General Practitioners at a Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group Primary Care teaching session.
Robbie presented information around the new programme launched by Sky Blues in the Community, MENtalk, which supports men across Coventry and Warwickshire with their mental health and wellbeing.
Feedback from the clinicians around Sky Blues in the Community’s MENtalk initiative was overwhelmingly positive, with Dr Maria Ceurstemont, GP & Primary Care Educational Programme lead, stating:
“This initiative will reduce the stigma around mental health and allow men to access help in a supportive and accessible environment. In addition to the usual NHS services, I will certainly be sharing this scheme with my patients.”
Sky Blues in the Community are pleased to announce that Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group recognise MENtalk in their ‘GP Gateway’, which is designed to support GP’s in offering people the right care, at the right time, in the right place.
Feedback from the men that have attended MENtalk sessions has also been incredibly positive:
“I really wouldn’t change anything or have anything negative to say. The sessions were brilliant and to be able to cover everything we did and how it was delivered in the pandemic was amazing.”
“I am not exaggerating when I say this course has been a lifesaver as I was really struggling and running out of options about how I was going to keep going before being introduced to this course.”
“I have gone from zero to hero. I can control my anxiety attacks to an extent now using the methods we was shown in the sessions and I am off taking medication because of the training I have received”
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If you want to get involved or find out more about MENtalk, please email SBitC's Mental Health Co ordinator: Robert.Chandler@sbitc.org.uk