Help with setting up My Mental Health resource hub network to help people

Update posted by Trudi Harding On Jun 22, 2017

Been working on a logo for the Hub, as I have been going to a community centre art group for people with mental health problems.

Also writing a draft letter to email local community groups, and still working on my business plan drafts too.

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Update posted by Trudi Harding On Jun 18, 2017

Hub idea Draft

Part 2

This is a continuation of yesterday’s blog, where I was talking about my Mental Health Resource Hub, and how it will be working in the community in the draft stages. I would like to add to this, as I have many more ideas in my mind for helping people in the community, as well as describe the other parts of The Mental Health Resource Hub Network.

With the whole community involved, this should help with the stigma on people with mental health problems, as they will be able to demonstrate how they are just regular people too.

The website will be full of information, resources, and helpline numbers for people with mental health problems. This will include news on mental health, technology and mental health, and medicine and mental health where I will also be doing the same on the YouTube Channel. This is where I will be talking about the history of psychology, history of Mental illness, treatments, how mental illnesses are diagnosed, medications, book reviews, etc.

At the same time, I would like to empower people to find the help they need but also to encourage people who would like to help others too, to start their own hub. I will also be providing local information, legal, medical, charities, and governmental information to benefit from becoming a hub though never in a forceful way.

Meaning more people will understand mental health problems, more advocating, and more pressure on the government as they would see the results and see that these projects need more money.

As I said before in part one, I do not know if this will actually work. However, there is no harm in trying projects to help people in your community with mental health problems.

There is also the chance to raise money for charities, and local charities with events taking place in the local community, where people with mental health problems can get involved. Whether that will be by art, or cooking, or anything creative, it would be good to have the community stand together to help one another and charities.

With the online part of my Mental Health Resource Hub, I plan to do monthly streams to raise money for mental health charities, as well as try to do things for local charities as well. Though the logistics of that are not very clear at this very moment, I will be making cards and gifts to sell for charities, as well as a way to raise money for The Mental Health Resource Hub.

Sorry this is short, I cannot think of anymore to write in this part, however when I do I will be posting a part 3.

Once I have edited these into a main document, I hope to post the whole document into a blog post.

I hope this is not too confusing or boring, I am hoping this is going to go towards a business plan, so I can make the mental health hub happen.
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Update posted by Trudi Harding On Jun 12, 2017

I would like to get everyone who works in mental health and businesses to work together in the local community.

I have been ruminating about for a while, especially when I was at Maximus under the ESA WRAG program the government and DWP felt I was capable of work. I have also seen how stretched the Mental Health Trust in my area is, and how long people have had to wait for therapy services, add to that the amounts of cutbacks the government has made to the services as well.

I do not know if this is going to work, or if this is a good idea, it is just something that has been going through my mind for a very long time. This is also a work in progress, so I will be adding to this from time to time too, because this is just a draft.

Please let me know what you think, and feel free to comment and add points, or ask me to change parts, I am very open to ideas.

My idea is to have all the charities, businesses, and departments work together so that people with mental health problems could get help, but also bring more to NHS Trusts. I know this is something you are working on at the moment, and it is great to see that local places in the area are trying to help.

Therefore, a lot more people could get help during waiting for treatment from local community centers, and community therapies. As well as having other service users, help other service users, or peer to peer, which would be good for people who find it hard to go outside to make a friend and go to places. Key workers and social workers could pop into these places to have a chat about what is going on, and keep an eye.

People with mental health problems do not like to go outside, maybe have to live off food banks because of benefits being sanctioned, and are deeply depressed. This could be applicable for some elderly people who live alone, do not have family, or their family live far away from them and have mental health problems, dementia, and Alzheimer’s, people with autism, and disabilities.

To me this would take a lot of pressure off NHS Trusts, who already find it hard to fund therapies and new therapists for their communities, which sometimes are linked with more than one borough’s.

The DWP could be involved, and should be connected with charities like Shaw Trust, Remploy, and others in the community. There should be more contact between the DWP and Mental Health Trusts and GP’s, where there is more contact between the concerning benefits, especially those on WRAG and JSA. The Job Centre is very good at pressuring and treating people with mental health problems terribly and it would be nice if the staff of the DWP treated these people better.

I do not know if this would be possible, but starting slowly might be the key to start and see what does happen with this idea, and the fact it needs to be talked through with the relevant people and organizations to see what they think.

It would also be helpful to consult clients on this, to see how they feel about this prospect. Whether they feel it would be too much, or far too little, and if this will need funding, or if clients will need to pay a small fee for these services.

This would also be good in keeping people well, benefiting the patients and helping the Mental Health Trusts with their waiting times, the same with GP’s, although there should be more check-ups on people. While people with severe mental health problems get the help they need quicker, and would benefit from the community centers too.

The Mental Health Resource Hub would be a nice place to add to this, I have plans to provide a space where people can meet people, classes for those who want to learn new things. Whereby they can learn about their mental health problems, get help looking for a job, have crafting and art, provide trips to the supermarket, have professionals come in and talk about mental health, psychology so people can ask understand.

Leading to having doctors and nurses come to do check-ups on people who are scared of going to the doctors, haircuts, massages, and ways for people to look after themselves. People will get used to the people and are more likely to go spend time there and look after themselves, or go to places that they would not usually spend time going. People will recommend going, and businesses and charities will get more trade and people using their services in the community.

I would also like to provide food for people, especially those who are not getting the money they need from their benefits, or are on a low wage, so at least they can have a good meal. Deliver food from foodbanks to people, and even take people to foodbanks to get food for themselves and their family. Have coffee mornings, take people to the movies on quiet days, have movie nights at the Hub, take clients on trips, and maybe have a comfort animal come in to give people comfort and to also let clients come on walks with me and other staff members.

With the job recruitment part, I would like to be an advisor, or at least have advisors to help people with mental health problems find the job that will fulfil them, as well as be flexible and understand mental health problems. There needs to be more training for local businesses and employers to understand mental health problems, and be more willing to be flexible and understanding.

I know Shaw Trust do something like this, but when I had it, nothing happened and I was just left to fend for myself. This would be a great opportunity to ask people what they would think of these subjects, to contribute their ideas, and ideally, in a place where they do not feel pressured or influenced by other people.

There should be more information provided about people with mental health problems setting up their own businesses, what support they will get from different sources. It would be great for people with mental health problems to have the freedom to work for themselves and be supported as much as they need or want to be. Also, be there for other people when they first start on the road to self-employment, acting like mentors and such, and can bring to the hub to talk to groups or individuals.

Another sector, which might be good to bring into talk, is local council members and our local MP, where they can explain their jobs and departments, as well as troubleshoot problems in private for people who are unable to talk on the phone, or go to the council themselves. Either this could be a weekly thing, or a monthly thing, but at least people would have more of an understanding of what goes on at the councils departments, and feel assured they will get problems dealt with. The Job Centre, Citizens Advice, and other places could do this with people, it would give people reason to feel confidence in going, and the willpower to get problems dealt with. This could also include learning to budget, whether they are able to receive other kinds of help with rent, child tax credit, extra benefits, or working tax credits.

I would like to try to help people write letters to people and institutions such as property owners, DWP, etc. As well as providing help filling in forms, such as job applications, and application forms for benefits.

Otherwise, ask a Key Worker to try to help.

As there are some people who may need more help, and knowing they will be understood and served in a respectful manner will help people with mental health problems know they will be in safe hands, and encourage them to go to the offices themselves, giving them confidence and some kind of independence. This would be particularly good for people with severe mental health problems, severe anxiety, and severe depression to work to go to important places and take care of their needs.

There is also the opportunity to work with people using CBT Techniques to use for everyday real life things, rather than just in a classroom, to change some things, and make a start to be independent. As well as other psychological techniques, that could be used to help people with their daily living.

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Update posted by Trudi Harding On Apr 09, 2017

My Computer has officially died from it's slow painful death. So right now I am using my mum's very old computer that is going the same way, so this crowdfunder is very important to me.

I want to be able to sell goods I have made with the programs I want for this new computer, and make videos, and write blogs on mental health, while getting as much resources as I can to share.

I would like to use teespring to make T shirts, but as I am unemployed at the moment, I am not sure how the DWP would feel about this. I'm frightened about this crowdfunding being found by them.

So if you can donate, or share this crowdfunder this would be really helpful.

I am trying to get better and get to the point where I can work, so that I can get to the stage where I can finally ask to be self employed.

Thank you.

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Update posted by Trudi Harding On Jan 27, 2017

Hi,

Quick update, I emailed my MP about getting an appointment with Voluntary Action. Unfortunately the name has changed, but the good news is that she has passed onto my local Councillor and to a local charity. I'm still waiting for a reply, but I thought this was important news.

Hopefully this will help get the ball rolling.

And thank you for the new follower.

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Update posted by Trudi Harding On Dec 01, 2016

After Christmas, I am hoping to get an appointment with voluntary Action to start planning for the my website, and to talk to other charities in my area. I also have been researching into how mental health and mental health charities have been infiltrated by feminism, causing treatments to be very bias, and sometimes for women not to be the best way to get better.

Another thing I was thinking about was, If I used the mental health hub, and spoke about psychology, the history of psychology, and investigating psychology and mental health. Will that be something you would be interesting in watching? With news, and information for people with mental health problems. On my channel called Perfectlyfadeddelusions, will be used to talk about feminists and Social Justice Warriors, (sociopathic juvenile whiners), as well as the neo liberals themselves, and how they are appropriating mental health, making up mental illness for victimhood currency, and way to pass responsibility for their bad behavior. Whether psychology and psychiatry has become too feminist, how feminists have infiltrated mental health charities, and skewing statistics. Would that be something you would be interesting to you?

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Update posted by Trudi Harding On Dec 01, 2016

After Christmas, I am hoping to get an appointment with voluntary Action to start planning for the my website, and to talk to other charities in my area. I also have been researching into how mental health and mental health charities have been infiltrated by feminism, causing treatments to be very bias, and sometimes for women not to be the best way to get better.

Another thing I was thinking about was, If I used the mental health hub, and spoke about psychology, the history of psychology, and investigating psychology and mental health. Will that be something you would be interesting in watching? With news, and information for people with mental health problems. On my channel called Perfectlyfadeddelusions, will be used to talk about feminists and sociopathic juvenile whiners and how they are appropriating mental health, making up mental illness for victimhood currency, and way to pass responsibility for their bad behavior. Whether psychology and psychiatry has become too feminist, how feminists have infiltrated mental health charities, and skewing statistics. Would that be something you would be interesting to you?

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Update posted by Trudi Harding On Oct 09, 2016

My local MP emailed back, and is going to talk to my local Voluntary Action for me, so I can make a proposal and plan what I want to do with my Mental Health Resource Hub.

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Update posted by Trudi Harding On Sep 05, 2016

This week I emailed my local MP, and asked if she could help me with the project, as well as other people who have experience with this kind of project.

I am trying to find more people, but I am not very good at shilling myself or the project.

I also am scared that I am sounding like I am begging, I'm sorry if this is the case, I don't mean to be that way.

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Update posted by Trudi Harding On Aug 13, 2016

I'd like to thank my mum and dad for giving me 300 pounds, even though they do not have much money. You are both awesome, and I love you so much for all your help.

I would also like to thank two online friends I have known for a while, for the 5 and 10 pound donations offline. Thank you so much, I was not expecting this, so I am very honoured.

All of you are the best people on the planet.

Thank you.

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Thank you so much for the donation, that was very kind of you to donate that amount.

Trudi Harding

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Anonymous

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That’s fine, thank you so much. You are so kind, and generous.

Trudi Harding

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Happy to donate, but I'm not sure if USD is going to translate into pounds.

Bryan Shain

Backed with £5.00 On Aug 13, 2016

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