We begin December with the exciting news that Sandwell has become the first Primary Care Trust to incorporate Human Givens principles at the heart of its mental health strategy. Their realistic approach to mental health promotion is set out in Everybody’s Business: Sandwell’s Mental Health Vision 2006-2015. It has been signed up to by all relevant parties: Social services/council, the Mental Health Trust and the PCT. Finance has been found to push training forward to improve all services and local agencies so they can work together, informed by the fact that mental health depends on innate emotional needs being met well in the environment from birth onwards.
Without MindFields College, which teaches human givens psychology, this could not have happened and it is very gratifying to have played such a major part in making it possible.
Sandwell estimates that some 67,000 people in its area have psychiatric disorders, ranging from mild anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, and to make a serious inroad in helping these people they have recognised that uniting all the services in the Human Givens approach is essential “to underpin the delivery of the strategy” – it is the “direction of travel for mental health promotion”.
We know of other PCTs who are considering following in Sandwell’s pioneering footsteps.
Posted by: Eleanor