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Mental Health Watch

Our Mental Health Watch campaign was launched in October 2015. Its aims are to reduce the stigma around mental health issues, raise awareness as well as campaign for improved services in Norfolk and Suffolk, where the trust is in special measures.

People living and working in central Norfolk are being asked for their views on a new community ‘wellbeing hub’ for those in mental distress or who are experiencing poor mental health.

Police officers are being forced to act as stand-in ambulance drivers and take patients to hospitals because of waits of up to seven hours for ambulances.

People with mental health problems are being detained unlawfully in Norfolk police stations because of a lack of hospital beds.

NHS patients and staff from across Norfolk and Waveney have been sharing their views on plans to transform the region’s health system at a series of events organised by the county’s health watchdog.

Around 250 people turned out for a Christmas fayre to raise money for a new multi-use games are at a mental health hospital.

Throughout advent, we’re highlighting those who work hard throughout the year - and at Christmas - to keep Norfolk and Waveney’s health service ticking over.

Throughout advent, we’re highlighting those who work hard throughout the year - and at Christmas - to keep Norfolk and Waveney’s health service ticking over.

More inpatient mental health beds could be opened in Norfolk, it has been revealed - if commissioners agree to put up the funding.

People from across Norfolk and Suffolk are invited to come along to a fun-packed festive fayre and help Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) raise money for a new multi-use games area.

Two mental health nurses who believed they were not very academic have championed a grow your own scheme at the region’s mental health trust which helped them achieve degrees.

The fight to improve mental health provision in Norfolk has taken a blow with the announcement that a centre specialising in women’s mental health is to close.

Throughout advent, we’re highlighting those who work hard throughout the year - and at Christmas - to keep Norfolk and Waveney’s health service ticking over.

A young person at a mental health hospital overdosed after a group of patients broke into a medication cabinet.

A private Norfolk mental health hospital for children and young people has been shut down amid fears over safety.

The first details of mental wellbeing hubs - also known as crisis cafes - designed to tackle a shortage of mental health beds in the region have been revealed.

Mental health workers from across East Anglia met in Norwich to help improve NHS mental health services for children and young people through research.

He is a comedy genius well known for making Norfolk audiences laugh as one of the Nimmo Twins but for his latest show Karl Minns will bravely be going solo to talk about his real-life battle with depression and anxiety.

Findings from a raft of studies suggest female friendship could be one of the most powerful forces for boosting women’s health. Sheena Grant looks at the evidence...

Her nan’s chance reading of a health and wellbeing column earlier this year changed Laura Haistead’s life for the better. Sheena Grant reports...

As more women take on the top jobs in the NHS, health correspondent Geraldine Scott speaks to three in our region to find out if the landscape has changed.

A project encouraging men to talk about their mental health has won a national award.

A month-long drive to reduce stigma around men’s mental wellbeing has been launched by theatre and council bosses.

It is a popular retirement destination, as beautiful beaches and the crisp sea air draw people to the coast.

Healthcare professionals who used to work at the region’s mental health trust have slammed “rotten foundations” stemming from a radical redesign six years ago.

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has set out areas the organisation will focus on in order to recover.

New data has revealed the number of doctors at the region’s mental health trust has shrunk over the last five years - whilst the number of managers has risen.

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