It’s five months since we officially relaunched this website after a long and lovely coproduction process, and now we’re at it again. By ‘it’ we mean development. We know that digital tools date quickly, and we want to keep responding to the needs of our community. So, we’re building the website in an agile way: gathering and sharing ideas continually and consistently. So what’s happening next?
If you’ve had a chance to look around this website since we relaunched this year, you might have noticed that we’ve got a whole load of content on mental health conditions, and issues related to mental health. Most of this is based on the NHS, so it’s good, researched information. But as one of our writers eloquently argues on Sheffield Flourish, words matter. We wanted to refine it, in collaboration with our city’s citizens, to make the most of the expertise we have in these hills.
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. At least one in four people are affected by mental health, and we want to make sure every one of those people living in Sheffield knows about our website. It’s an ambitious plan…
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.