Voice Exchange: one-to-one interviews now being held…

The Voice Exchange project is inviting local residents to feedback about what inpatient mental health wards could look like in the future. To do this, you can now book a private, one-to-one meeting with Laura from the project to share your experiences and ideas.        Who is it for?   Anyone living in Westminster or Kensington & Chelsea   Anyone who has been an …

Digital health: how translation services can be improved

As the NHS moves more services online, we have been speaking to local patients, residents, and carers about how well digital tools work for them.     The NHS is following a digital first strategy. From GP appointments to physiotherapy, many services are being moved online. Accessing services online is called ‘digital health’.    To find out how …

Have you used mental health services recently? We want to hear from you…

On Saturday 10 July, the Voice Exchange project will be hosting their next virtual drop-in session. This is an open discussion where you can share your thoughts and suggestions about local mental health services in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea.    When?   10am, Saturday 10 July     Where?    Via zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81461080031?pwd=QVF6K1ZUbFFxdDhCclBVOHdaeDlZZz09      Who?    Anyone and everyone is invited!   Thank you …

Catch up on our work: Annual Report 2020-21

We’re delighted to share our 2020-21 Annual Report.   The theme of this year’s report is ‘Then and Now’.  It’s been designed to highlight how our work in 2020-21 has helped local patients, residents, and carers engage with changes to health and social care provision during the pandemic.    The arrival of COVID-19 has significantly impacted health and social …

Exploring the inclusivity of digital healthcare

The NHS is currently following a digital first strategy. From GP appointments to physiotherapy, many services are being moved online. Accessing services online is often called ‘digital health’.   To find out how well this digital first strategy is working, we are currently engaging with a range of organisations and groups from across communities in …

Mental Health Awareness Week: reflection

“I urge everyone to take a bit of time out of their day to go to a green space where they can truly embrace nature.”

 

Last week, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, our Young Healthwatch Westminster volunteers were reflecting on the theme of nature and mental wellbeing.

 

Although Mental Health Awareness Week may now be over, it is still important to take time to prioritise our mental wellbeing and enjoy nature. Today, our volunteer Civan has written about the importance of nature and taking time out to reflect and recharge:

 

Nature is beautiful. It is where everything began. It was here long before any of us and will be here long after humans. Nature is nature. Nature is beautiful. Nature is the roots of us, the very idea of us humans, animals and plants.

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week and I urge everyone to take a bit of time out of their day to go to a green space where they can truly embrace nature. Studies have proved it is extremely beneficial and I believe that we all need some time away from a hectic world that we live in full of beauty yet conflict.

 

Thank you to Civan for sharing his thoughts!

Support & Contact

If you are looking for support or guidance, our Support Hub, contains dedicated pages for young people and mental wellbeing.

If you would to know more about what we do or the support that is out there, get in touch with Young Healthwatch Westminster by emailing Alex or messaging us on Instagram.

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