The world of health is full of jargon. It turns out there’s a thing called ‘diagnostic overshadowing’.
Diagnostic overshadowing is when people don’t see a need someone has because they can’t see past another condition, like a mental health condition, a learning disability or autism. As a result sometimes physical health conditions get missed and people can fail to get checks like cancer screenings that everyone should have.
October looks set to be a really busy month, as we mark World Mental Health day with a whole host of events in Sheffield. We thought we’d put together a list of the ones we already know about, but do let us know if we’re missing any!
On multiple dates, we have three plays relating to mental health:
This July we’re really pleased to be finally launching a new version of our ‘Need help now?’ section – a section of the website designed for people who are in crisis or need specific support over and above our normal content.
We decided the section needed a rethink back when we were working with our Steering Group, and we worked with the community as well as the city’s Crisis Care Concordat to make sure the information represented a city-wide approach to crisis prevention and support.