Commissioners from Walsall CCG and Public Health Walsall have been working with Rethink (a Mental Health voluntary sector organisation) to develop a Mental Health Information Hub for Walsall. The hub will support anyone to access information on Mental Health support available for Walsall residents. It will provide brief detail as to what the service offers, and how to access them.
The Walsall Suicide Prevention Group includes various statutory and non-statutory organisations who have overseen this development, and ensured additional resources including mental health awareness and suicide prevention training are also included within the mental health resource information.
This information will support people to access a range of services from preventative material, to how to support someone in crisis. We urge all CCG staff to find time to open the zero suicide alliance training available.
We are all responsible for our own Mental Health, and these resources will enable us to better understand our own and others mental health. These resources will help Walsall to support its population mental health, promoting mental health awareness and reduce stigma.