NHSEI are running two campaigns ‘Help Us Help You’ and ‘IAPT for Older People’. Both campaigns are aimed at promoting NHS talking therapies and encouraging adults with mental health issues to consider either being referred by their GP or via self-referral online.
We know how much the pandemic has impacted people’s mental health and we want the public to know that the NHS is here to help. As part of the wider series of Help Us Help You, this mental health focus is aimed at increasing awareness for adults aged 30-50, with a focus on our BAME communities.
The IAPT for Older People campaign, run by Age UK, is specifically targeted to our older people. Winter can often be a lonely time for our elderly population and we want them to also know the NHS can help support their mental health.
We continue to rely on your support to promote these campaigns as much as possible this winter. For Help Us Help You, the campaign resources can be accessed and downloaded for free here. The campaign webpage is: NHS.UK/Talk. On social media we are using #HelpUsHelpYou. For the Age UK campaign, please visit their website to read more about the joint campaign.