We gather individuals’ views, ideas and experiences and help represent these views to service commissioners and providers, to improve mental health services for the future.
Heads Count is a User, Carer & Supporter led service.
Reduce negative attitudes and raise awareness about the importance of mental health and wellness.
Strive to improve community mental health support and services through active engagement & involvement.
To make mental health and wellness an inspiring & positive goal for individuals and communities.
Become a fully inclusive and diverse service.
Support local people to get involved and be heard
Talk to members about what has changed as a result of their involvement
Offer support & training for people who are involved
✲ Offers a voice
✲ To feel valued and respected
✲ Enhances understanding of services and how they work
✲ Improves skills and abilities
✲ Builds confidence
✲ Inclusion, developing life skills and enhancing self-esteem
✲ Is a way of bringing people together to achieve mutually desirable outcomes.
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✲ Helps to improve the quality of service provision
✲ Adds value to service planning, development and delivery
✲ Breaks down organisational hierarchy
✲ Improves communication and understanding between staff/volunteers and service users
✲ Helps staff/volunteers develop their skills
✲ Creates a sense of service ownership, by ensuring that services reflect the needs and wishes of those who use them
✲ Enables our organisation to draw upon and make effective use of people’s skills and capabilities
Building & maintaining relationships with voluntary, third sector & stautory agencies in the city:
Are you involved in a project to promote better Mental Health in the city? Have an idea for one? Want to get involved?
Have your say about mental health services in Plymouth by clicking the feedback button below:
Collaboration and Partnerships #allinthistogether
Our network gives people with lived experience of mental health distress, carers & those accessing services a platform to have their say in shaping & improving services for the future.
If you would like to be involved in our co-production initiatives please email us – email@example.com.
Here at “Marbles” I want you to realise you are still Able with a Label and It’s Ok not to be Ok. I have pieced together all I personally know about mental health from my own journey as well as help and support on here from others – Nicky N.
If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text Shout to 85258
Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Ring SANEline on 0300 304 7000 between 4.30pm and 10.30pm each evening.
1. Talk about your feelings
2. Keep active
3. Eat well
4. Drink sensibly
5. Keep in touch
6. Ask for help
7. Take a break
8. Do something you’re good at
9. Accept who you are
10. Care for others
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” – Audre Lorde
• Invest in yourself. Spend 15–30 minutes each day doing something that uplifts you.
• When your inner critic or an outer critic finds faults, try and find truth and exception to what is being said.
• If you stumble or feel you have failed, don’t beat yourself up. Act as if you were your own best friend: be kind and supportive.
• Do something to wind down at the end of each day.
• Take a few minutes each day to appreciate yourself
In becoming trauma aware Plymouth acknowledges the immense strengths individuals and communities bring to their own lives and to those around them.
#MHAW19 As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019, Heads Count hosted our third Creative Life Event.
Many thanks to eveyone who came along, performed & to all the fantastic exhibitors at the event.
The national theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.
“Heads Count have been providing a fortnightly ‘drop in’ service for our tenants, a supported housing service for homeless adults with a variety of support needs including mental health, alcohol and substance misuse.
The drop in provides an informal environment and platform where tenants are able to talk about their experiences regarding accessing mental health services in Plymouth and the barriers and challenges tenants face.
The Heads Count drop in has been very successful and has regularly engaged tenants giving them a voice to talk openly and freely without prejudice and judgement and is a valuable addition to our service.’’
“I thought the day was very well organised, and well attended by users and agencies. The event highlighted the many different services available for those experiencing mental health issues, and allowed us to showcase what Grow 4 Good is all about. It was an excellent opportunity for us to network so that other agencies are aware of the service we can provide to adults suffering social isolation”
Grow 4 Good South West Ltd
For more information about Heads Count, to receive information or to get involved, contact us at:
Address: Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre | Scott Business Park |Beacon Park Rd | Plymouth | PL2 2PQ
Phone: 01752 563492
Guidelines for people over 18 wishing to make an advance statement or wishes relating to their future Mental Health care.
An Advance Statement/Directive is made when you are well, so that if you are admitted to hospital as a voluntary patient, become incapacitated, or are sectioned under the Mental Health Act, your doctors, care co-ordinators, relatives and friends can work together to make sure your wishes and needs are met.
You can set out your wishes in the downloadable booklet below