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:
Claire Gosden, who works for Listening Books, shares a bit about the free audiobook offer, and what the charity does.
Whether it’s discovering a new classic for the first time, or relaxing with an old favourite, reading can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing.
A 2018 Reading Agency study found that children who are the most engaged with literacy are three times more likely to have higher levels of mental wellbeing than children who are the least engaged, and that doesn’t change as you get older. But if your mind is stopping you from being able to concentrate on a book, what then?
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.
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.