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  • Going into hospital :: Help and Support :: Signpost UK
    Social Care Partnership Trust KMPT Click on the ward s name to be taken to the relevant part of the KMPT website Eastern and Coastal Kent In Eastern and Coastal Kent there are five wards Edgehill Newington and Scarburgh wards are part of the Arundel unit at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford In Canterbury Fern ward is part of St Martin s Hospital In Margate Woodchurch ward is part of the Thanet Mental Health Unit Edge Hill ward Newington ward Scarburgh ward Arundel Unit William Harvey Hospital Kennington Road Willsborough Ashford Kent TN24 0LZ Edge Hill ward Tel 01233 616897 Fax 01233 616810 Newington ward Tel 01233 651804 Fax 01233 616754 Scarburgh ward Tel 01233 651805 Fax 01233 616655 Fern Ward St Martins Hospital Littlebourne Road Canterbury Kent CT1 1TD Tel 01227 812168 Fax 01227 812179 Woodchurch ward Thanet Mental Health Unit 164 Ramsgate Road Margate Kent CT9 4BF Tel 01843 234405 Fax 01843 230150 Medway In Medway there are three wards all based at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham Emerald ward is for men and women Ruby ward is for women only and Sapphire ward supports people with high dependency needs Emerald ward Ruby ward Sapphire ward A Block Medway Maritime Hospital Windmill Road Gillingham Kent ME7 5NY Emerald ward Tel 01634 833796 Ruby ward Tel 01634 833765 Sapphire ward Tel 01634 833768 West Kent In West Kent Dartford has Amber ward and Woodlands ward in Little Brook Hospital and Maidstone has Amherst ward and Brocklehurst ward at Priority House in Maidstone hospital Amber ward Woodlands ward Little Brook Hospital Greenacres Bow Arrow Lane Dartford Kent DA2 6PB Amber ward Tel 01322 622491 Woodlands ward Tel 01322 622492 Amherst ward Brocklehurst ward Priority House Hermitage Lane Maidstone Kent ME16 9PH Tel 01622 725000 Fax 01622 725390 Psychiatric intensive care units PICUs People are admitted to a psychiatric intensive care unit for further treatment and support Most people will have been transferred following assessment and initial treatment from an acute admission ward Some people are admitted to a psychiatric intensive care unit from the community This can happen if the person has been sectioned see being sectioned or if they have been to hospital before and it has been agreed that they should be admitted directly to the unit if they need further treatment It can also happen if the person is behaving in a way which appears harmful to themselves or others In Kent and Medway psychiatric intensive care is provided by the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust KMPT at Dudley Venables House at St Martin s Hospital in Canterbury and the Willow Suite at Little Brook Hospital in Dartford Dudley Venables House St Martin s Hospital Littlebourne Road Canterbury Kent CT1 1TD Tel 01227 812186 Fax 01227 812184 Willow Suite Little Brook Hospital Greenacres Bow Arrow Lane Dartford Kent DA2 6PB Tel 01322 622222 Ext 3792 Being sectioned When someone agrees to being admitted to hospital they are often referred to as

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  • Psychological therapies :: Help and Support :: Signpost UK
    the therapists and family members to reflect on what has happened during the discussion Systemic psychotherapy works with a family s strengths to help family members think about and try different ways of behaving with each other More information about family and relationship counselling can be found at Relate a national charity which provides relationship counselling family counselling and other therapies across the UK More information about psychological therapies is available on the following websites Mental Health Foundation Mind Rethink The Royal College of Psychiatrists How can I get help You can receive help with psychological therapies through the NHS free of charge or you can pay to receive a service by going private Some voluntary organisations offer counselling at a reduced or discounted rate Free help through the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme IAPT In England the government has launched a national programme to increase the availability of psychological therapies for adults with mental health needs This programme is called the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme IAPT The aim is to provide people who are experiencing depression or anxiety problems with psychological therapy for a brief period when they first start to experience a problem It is hoped that this will avoid or limit the need for medication time off work or unemployment At present IAPT services focus on the provision of cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling in addition to information advice and signposting to other services and sources of support The provision of these kinds of therapies is in line with guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NICE NICE is the organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health The programme was trialled in a number of places across the UK More than 70 of people who were supported reported an improvement in their mental health The results included better health and wellbeing high levels of satisfaction with the service received more choice and better access to appropriate services more people staying employed and able to participate in their everyday activities Who provides IAPT services In Kent and Medway three organisations provide IAPT services These are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust KMPT KCA and Counselling Team Ltd How can I get help from an IAPT service Your GP can refer you to these services In some areas you can self refer This means that you can contact the provider directly and seek an appointment to see someone It is hoped that more services will accept self referrals as the services develop and grow in size What can you expect when referred to an IAPT service If you are referred you will be assessed and offered the type of support that seems most suitable for your needs IAPT services provide advice information and signposting and therapy You will be offered information and depending on your needs should be offered therapy Therapy is available via the computer

    Original URL path: http://www.signpostuk.org/help-and-support/psychological-therapies (2016-02-16)
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  • Understanding the mental health system :: Help and Support :: Signpost UK
    extent that there is a worry that you may harm yourself or others you may be given an emergency assessment This can be done under mental health legislation with or without your consent Following this assessment you may be provided with emergency treatment Changes to the way people are supported with their mental health The way that people are supported with their mental health is changing At present people are offered a package of support or care following an assessment of their needs The support package may include referral to mental health services that health and social services have purchased in advance This sometimes means people do not receive the support they feel they really need to help them achieve improved mental wellbeing Sometimes people feel that they have to fit in with the services that are available rather than being supported in a way which fits in with them and their needs Personalisation The new way of working is called personalisation Personalisation is about giving people much more choice and control over their lives It applies to everyone with a whole range of needs including people with mental health needs and those people who may not be entitled to publicly funded care or support Personalisation reinforces the idea that the person with mental health needs is best placed to know what they need and how those needs can be best met It means that people can be responsible for themselves and can make their own decisions about what they require In this way services should respond to the person and their needs instead of the person having to fit with the service Self directed support The term self directed support is used to describe what happens when people are in control of the support they need to live their life as they choose Rough guide to personalisation The Social Care Institute for Excellence has produced a rough guide to personalisation which gives more information about personalisation and an easy read summary It also has a video that explains what personaliation is about where people with experience of personalised services explain the impact that personalisation has had on their lives In Control In Control is an organisation helping people get real choice and control It is supporting local authorities to deliver self directed support Its website contains information about personalisation and self directed support Personal budgets In future people with mental health needs who are eligible for social services support will be told how much money is available to spend on their support needs This is called a personal budget This is sometimes referred to as an individual budget although this term is more commonly used to describe a budget which includes funding from other sources such as health Direct payments Direct payments are local council payments for people who have been assessed as needing help from social services and who would like to arrange and pay for their own care and support services instead of receiving them directly from

    Original URL path: http://www.signpostuk.org/help-and-support/understanding-mental-health-system (2016-02-16)
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  • Kent Card :: Help and Support :: Signpost UK
    not need a bank account Kent County Council will load your direct payments money onto the card instead of paying it into a bank account You can then pay for services face to face using your PIN number over the internet or on the telephone You will get a monthly statement showing all payments made using the card which you can also access securely online How do I get a Kent Card Contact your case manager or care co ordinator who will arrange to visit you They will advise you if the companies you want to use are able to accept the Kent Card Your case manager will help you complete the application form You will need to show some identification documents this is required as a security check Your card and PIN number should arrive within 2 weeks of completing the application form Where can I use my Kent Card Kent County Council s website displays a list of providers in East and West Kent who can accept the Kent Card If the company you want to use does not accept the Kent Card Kent County Council will try to encourage them to sign up to accept VISA payments

    Original URL path: http://www.signpostuk.org/help-and-support/kent-card (2016-02-16)
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  • The recovery model :: Recovery :: Signpost UK
    recovery should look like or how quickly they need to achieve goals There may be setbacks and a need to change parts of life that otherwise make problems more likely Some people may feel an experience of mental illness can lead to positive changes as they develop resilience and rediscover parts of themselves not used for a long time or decide what they really want to do with their life For me recovery was about getting my life back on track It was about taking control of things and looking to the future again The recovery model Mental health professionals often talk about using the recovery model or adopting a recovery approach in their work This means that they aim to help people by encouraging them to think about their strengths and abilities and the changes they can make in their lives to take control reach their goals and achieve improved mental wellbeing The role of mental health services needs to reflect supportive relationships while working together with the person they are supporting listening and coaching as well as seeing the person has a range of needs not only those relating to their mental health You may want to look at the recovery section of Kent and Medway NHS Social Care and Partnership Trust s website for more information about how the mental health trust supports people with recovery What can help with recovery Everyone is different but it seems that there are some things which most people find help them on their road to recovery accepting you have a mental health condition understanding your mental health issue and how it affects you finding support from an organisation or support group that focuses on the kind of mental health problem you experience good relationships with friends and family or finding

    Original URL path: http://www.signpostuk.org/recovery/recovery-model (2016-02-16)
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  • Local Support :: Recovery :: Signpost UK
    hear from you For more information click here Shepway Open Forum SWOF Shepway Open Forum provides people with mental health needs an opportunity to meet others make friends and have a say in the way mental health services are delivered The Channel Business Centre Ingles Manor Castle Hill Avenue Folkestone Kent CT20 2RD Email shepwayopenforum gmail com Tel 01303 850 856 07902 804 733 Swale User Forum Swale User Forum provides a range of forums and groups across Sheerness and Sittingbourne The forums provide an opportunity to meet others and help people have a voice and a say in mental health services in Swale and East Kent Swale User Forum Rethink Mental Illness 4 5 High Street Gravesend Kent DA11 0BQ Tel 01474 330 282 Email surf rethink org Reachout West Kent Reachout provides friendly and confidential peer support groups for people with mental health difficulties based in the community Their aim is to reduce isolation and encourage people to be pro active in managing their own mental health problems Those who attend the groups are encouraged to share their personal experiences and coping strategies and in addition they have the opportunitiy to feedback their experiences and views of treatment and care They meet for people to make friends and share personal experiences in an environment where members find they can understand one another Groups offer friendly confidential self help support groups in a caring and non judgemental environment facilitated by a paid member of staff They give the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback which they hope will improve mental health services within the local area Occasionally they have guest speakers and social activities Reachout groups currently meet every two weeks in Tunbridge Wells Tonbridge Sevenoaks Hawkhurst and Cranbrook and Edenbridge For more information click here Platform Maidstone area Platform

    Original URL path: http://www.signpostuk.org/recovery/local-support (2016-02-16)
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  • Sharing experiences :: Recovery :: Signpost UK
    really help Other people s stories can be inspiring and thought provoking Jo s story tells about how she gained confidence and took control of her life Read more An Amazing Creation A C talks about his experience of creating music Read more Anorexia a personal perspective Read more A drummer s thoughts A C shares his experience as a drummer Read more Unnamed A C s moving lyrics about moods and emotions Read more Who I once was A C explains how he used to enjoy his trips to London Read more Thoughts of home and abroad my journey to recovery A member of the East Kent User Forum shares her experiences and tells how becoming involved in the forum has helped Read more On holiday with cyclothymia A C tells about his holiday experiences Read more Paul s story tells about how valuable he has found the support of others and the opportunity to share experiences Read more Mental Health Foundation Read other people s stories published by the Mental Health Foundation Recovery Journey Recovery Journey is part blog part reference and news about all things connected with recovery living and respecting your mental illness It s written

    Original URL path: http://www.signpostuk.org/recovery/sharing-experiences (2016-02-16)
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  • Recovery Star :: Recovery :: Signpost UK
    in terms of recovery and the progress they are making It has been designed to be used alongside the support provided by another person such as a mental health support worker The Recovery Star encourages people to look at ten core areas of their life managing mental health self care living skills social networks work relationships addictive behaviour responsibilities identity and self esteem trust and hope Some mental health organisations use the Recovery Star in all of their services Some people find it really helpful to spend time with their mental health support worker working through the ten areas and using this information to set goals for the future To find out more about how the Recovery Star works you can read The Recovery Star User Guide It includes an introduction to the Recovery Star for people with mental health needs and mental health workers including a description of the Ladder of Change which underpins the tool ladders describing a ten step journey for each of the ten outcome areas covered by the tool The Star Chart and Star Action Plan are used to record progress and action plans drawn up between the person using the tool and the mental

    Original URL path: http://www.signpostuk.org/recovery/recovery-star (2016-02-16)
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