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Service launches to support those bereaved by suicide

Service launches to support those bereaved by suicide

New service launches to support local people who have been bereaved by suicide A new service has launched to support local people who have been bereaved by suicide across Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire. The new service, which officially launched in May 2020, has been launched by local mental health charities Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind. It offers free emotional and practical support to individuals who have lost someone to suicide. There were 6,507 registered suicides in the UK in 2018 - which amounts to one death by suicide every 80 minutes. Yorkshire and Humber had some of the highest rates of suicide in England in 2018. Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind are now offering a range of support such as talking with an experienced bereavement worker, as well as support creating memory boxes, ...
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Because We All Care

Because We All Care

Healthwatch are working with the Care Quality Commission to bring you a new campaign We all care about our health and social care services, that’s why we’re asking you to support the new campaign we are launching with the CQC – #BecauseWeAllCare, encouraging the public to share their experiences, both good and bad, to help improve services. As well as promoting the benefits of giving feedback and why it’s so important, it will also be an opportunity for us to collect people’s views on key local issues. The #BecauseWeAllCare campaign will begin on Wednesday 8th July and we need you to help spread the word. There are some social media posting examples at the bottom of the page. Why should you get involved? As health and social care services work to provide the best possible care during COVID-19, public feedback can play a crucial role to help us identify and address issues ...
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Care For a Cuppa Club

Care For a Cuppa Club

We're delighted to announce our first virtual focus group in The Zoom Room! Put the kettle on, brew up and join us for an informal chat about your health and social care  ☕️ On Tuesday 7th July between 10am - 12pm we will be chatting about potential easements of adult care services in the city. If you're interested in joining please email us: Enquiries@healthwatchkingstonuponhull.co.uk or give us a ring on 07593261312 Thursdays will be our " CARE FOR A CUPPA CLUB " focusing on the your thoughts and feedback from the health and social care you've received. The Care For A Cuppa Club will be between 1pm and 3pm on Thursday afternoons. Again if you're interested email or call us: Enquiries@healthwatchkingstonuponhull.co.uk 07593261312 We aim to bring the Care for a cuppa club into the real world once we've got the go ahead to meet in person, but for now; it's virtual ❤️ ...
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The Healthwatch Zoom Room!

The Healthwatch Zoom Room!

 - hosted by Healthwatch Hull. A virtual meeting room where organisations can present, meet and chat. This could be a focus group with your service participants, or some training/webinar sessions. It's looking likely that our face to face engagement will be on hold for a little while longer, so this virtual space will allow us to present our (and your) meetings in the safety of our homes, no masks required! We're currently setting up all the technical stuff, but if you're interested in using our space for free, please send us an email and we can help you and your service set up an online meeting! (We'll take care of the complicated stuff) You can email Andy here: abeech@healthwatchkingstonuponhull.co.uk Thank you! ...
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How to get an NHS dentist appointment during COVID-19

How to get an NHS dentist appointment during COVID-19

Routine dental care has had to change because of COVID-19, with social distancing rules making it difficult to access services. Here’s some information on how to access an NHS dentist during the pandemic. From 8 June 2020, dentists have been given the green light to reopen as long as they have social distancing measures and the right personal protective equipment in place. As a result, not all services or practices will be available from this date and there will be fewer appointments available. How do I find a dentist? To get the help you need you can: Phone your local dentist to get information about their opening hours and advice on where you can go to get the care you need If you don’t have a dentist or your dentist is closed, you can phone NHS 111. Translation services are available. If you are deaf or hard of hearing visit https://interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111 Do not ...
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Call out for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic people’s healthcare experiences during COVID-19

Call out for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic people’s healthcare experiences during COVID-19

Share your story to help services learn and improve from the experiences of people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds during COVID-19. Public Health England published a report which showed the disproportionate effect COVID-19 has had on people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Its findings show that coronavirus has both replicated existing health inequalities and, in some cases, increased them. It is therefore vital we understand how structural inequalities affect the health and care people receive, which is why we’re asking you to share your experiences of services during the pandemic. How will my story help? Sharing the health and/ or social care experiences you or a loved one has had during COVID-19 can help services understand: If you can access the information, support and treatment you need. How COVID-19 has affected healthcare for you and your loved ones. What the key issues and themes are surrounding people’s experiences ...
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Volunteers’ Week 2020: Why I volunteer

Volunteers’ Week 2020: Why I volunteer

5053 people volunteered with Healthwatch last year. Find out why people got involved this Volunteers’ Week. From speaking to people about their experiences of health and social care, to providing information and advice about local services, our network is supported by thousands of people who give up their time to help improve care for their community. To celebrate Volunteers’ Week, hear from three Healthwatch volunteers to find out why they got involved. Creating an equal society Norma, a retired mental health nurse from Swindon, volunteers with Healthwatch because of her motivation to improve health and care for everyone in her community. She does this by visiting local services to find out what is working well and what could be improved for people. “I want to help build a society where all people have equal access to services and can share their views about health and social care, no matter their ...
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#CheerfortheVolunteers

#CheerfortheVolunteers

To thank those who support their community and country by volunteering, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) are asking people to step out onto their doorstep at 8pm on Monday, 1 June to do a big cheer of thanks in lieu of most of the celebrations for Volunteers Week which can't take place for now ...
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BANK HOLIDAY UPDATE

BANK HOLIDAY UPDATE

Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming bank holiday, Monday 25 May 2020, and reminded which NHS services will be available. Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), out of hours GP services and some pharmacies across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open. GP practices and most pharmacies will be closed on the bank holiday. If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you. To ensure you are prepared for the bank holiday, check your medicine supply and make sure to order any required repeat prescriptions in good time. Some pharmacies will be open on Bank Holiday Monday to ensure you can access services if absolutely necessary. You can find the latest pharmacy bank holiday opening hours across Hull here and East Riding of Yorkshire here. These times ...
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What's 'appening? We're on WhatsAPP!

What’s ‘appening? We’re on WhatsAPP!

We're now able to chat with you over the WhatsApp service. We're here if you need some advice, support or even if you just need somebody to talk too. Isolation and loneliness can seriously have an impact on your mental health so it's important to talk! Even if it's something you see as quite trivial, tell us! We are continuing to gather feedback from health and social services too, so if you've had a recent experience with a service, please tell us how it was for you. Did you get the right support? Did you feel welcomed? Did you feel valued? Our local services have changed a little to adapt to the current situation, but that doesn't mean you should be left out The service is available Monday to Friday 9am until 4pm but please feel free to send a message outside those hours, as we can reply once we're ...
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