Harnessing the Power of Digital for Better Mental Health

Three months ago, I received a call and my mission, if I chose to accept it, was to bring together thought leaders who are active in the mental health digital and social media arena. It was with total and unashamed glee that I accepted this request to arrange an event to explicitly celebrate the increasing role of technology in mental health care.  

It just so happens that I had been working with some inspirational leaders to drive for the first UK E-Mental Health strategy, so the timing couldn’t have been better.The details were scant enough to allow my creativity to guide how this event would play out. Continue reading “Harnessing the Power of Digital for Better Mental Health”

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Mary Seacole Award 2012

 

 

On 16th October, 6 dedicated nurses, midwives & health visitors were awarded the Mary Seacole Award.

After getting over my nerves of presenting the learning and results from my Mary Seacole Award project from 2011, I joined in with fellow Tweeps who made sure Twitter joined the celebration in Mary Seacole’s honour. You can see the summary and stats from the #seacole Twitter activity below:

#seacole

Involved …

@S_Amani @VivJBennett @serrantgreen @unisonnurses @NHSE_Dean @carol_baxter @JonesAko @unisontweets @seacolestatue @mojo11273 @NHSE_Andrew @goodtochat @maxinejames @UNISONOurNHS @nhsemployers @DrHNaqvi @SDHCCEO @yvonnecoghill1 @nhsconfed @ManuelaRCM @StuartBerry1 @DavidFosterDH @e1ucidate @LeggeAngie @BongweSays @NHS_EDC @sutcliffe74 @NHSE_Paul @MandyHollis3 @nhse_Liz @jagtarbasi @SianRabi @JaneMCummings @RudiLickwood @NHSE_Bill @ProfSteveField @KateAlvanley @laings28 @Amartasan @MarieCuriePA @DrNaeemAhmed

Related tags …
#speakingupcharter #nhscb #flufighter #revalidation #bmeleadershipforum

See Twitter for more tweets, people, videos and photos for #seacole

@goodtochat Community Health Workers: A New Healthcare Workforce for the Era of Health Reform http://t.co/OTwVz3NG <seacole

 

Towards Equality: Mary Seacole Award ‘Reach Out’ Project

It seems like yesterday when I and 5 other nurses were awarded the Mary Seacole Award. I can’t believe that its actually been a year. I started off this journey with a mixture of excitement and trepidation and found that everyone else who has embarked on this journey has felt the same.

The ‘Reach Out’ project used co-production to mobilise and arm a ‘hard to reach’ community with resources to promote health and wellbeing. This community is now sharing its learning via www.itsgoodtochat.com or @goodtochat on Twitter.

I have just completed the report on the ‘Reach Out’ project highlighting key findings and the benefits of engaging communities in health promotion:

I hope the report provides you with some food for thought and possible solutions should you wish to engage groups that don’t typically engage with you, in promoting health.

Good Health, Strong Body, Clear Mind

I am not a trekkie, really – I am not. I can’t even remember watching a whole Star Trek episode. But I do know a few of the phrases like ‘to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations, to boldly go where no man has been before…’ and what not – is that how it goes? All the trekkies must be getting ready to crucify me at this point… Continue reading “Good Health, Strong Body, Clear Mind”