Local people can now get an insight into common conditions and access self-help guides thanks to a special project at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Over 300 service users and carers and 200 members of staff have been involved in the project to create information that’s relevant, clear and easy to understand.
As part of the project, the Trust’s website now hosts a number of self-help guides that give information and advice to help people in their first steps to recovery. The guides have been written and approved by NHS clinicians and tested by people who use our services and their carers. They cover a number of wellbeing issues including stress, bereavement, sleep and low moods.
Dawn Stephenson, director of corporate development at the Trust said, “The Trust is committed to helping people live well in their community and, for many people, this involves being able to self-care. We hope that the guides provide a useful insight and empower people to take control.
“I’d like to thank everyone that has been involved in this project – we couldn’t have done it without them. Their feedback and views mean that we can be confident that the materials we’ve developed reflect what people want to know.”
Other areas of the project included collating information from a range of sources to provide information on specific health conditions in a variety of formats as well as writing and testing out over 80 guides to Trust premises with the aim of making people’s journeys to their local health service easier.
To view the self-help guides, visit the Trust’s website.