Sheffield Health and Social Care (SHSC) are in the process of making some big changes to Adult Community Mental Health Services. The changes began at the end of 2017 and are gradually being implemented. There will be four drop-in sessions to provide an opportunity to find out more about the changes that have been going on and a chance to talk to service managers and leaders.
When we started delivering the Sheffield Mental Health Guide in April this year we were really excited. We had a great website created by the lovely people over at Mind. Our staff team grew bigger as we welcomed Roger and Nila, who brought with them six collective years of experience managing The Guide and masses of insight (as well as humour).
To celebrate the launch of this website we asked the people of our city to share their vision – one photo and 50 words summing up what they want to say about mental health today. The submissions, below, are all brilliantly different. We felt privileged to share them, and we were also pleased we didn’t have to decide on the winners (the choice would be too hard!). Instead we asked the public to vote, and we’re pleased to announce the winner is Liz Davies, for her photo and quote ‘Hope in the Darkness’. Thanks to everyone who took part for your beautiful entries.
We made sure we shouted about it when we relaunched this website: we had a big event with 100 people, went on the radio and got ourselves in the newspaper. And we’re still busy plugging away at it now. But it’s not quite working!
We know from our day to day experience that there are people out there who need help but don’t know where to go, people who would benefit from knowing about this website. But since we launched we’re only getting an average of 100 extra users a month.