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Compassionate support for people bereaved by suicide

MH despairThere is a new service to support people bereaved or affected by suicide across Harrogate.

NHS England has provided funding for a suicide bereavement service across West Yorkshire & Harrogate. The project is run by Leeds Mind and informed by the Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service. The workers have their own personal experience of suicide bereavement. You can access support as an individual or work place. The service is a response to the fact that people bereaved by suicide are more likely to suffer from severe depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, or even adopt suicidal behaviours themselves. To access support you must be a resident of West Yorkshire or Harrogate. For more details follow this link. (Possible slow link)

How one NHS Trust has improved end-of-life care

End-of-lfe careOne NHS Trust demonstrates how patient feedback led to improved End of Life Care …..

‘Patient feedback is a vital part of improving NHS Services. Listening to feedback from patients and their families on End of Life Care has helped deliver a more dignified, compassionate and professional experience at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust. Staff in the trust, which provides acute healthcare in outer North East London, have redesigned their processes to make sure that the needs of dying patients and their bereaved relatives are at the heart things. This videoshows how patient feedback was used to create a positive change in services’.  (Source: NHS England Issue 60).

A Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing

healthy-ageing-guide - NHS EnglandNHS England, in partnership with Age UK, has published a revised version of A Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing. The guide is particularly relevant for people aged around 70 years who may be suffering from mild frailty. It covers key areas including preventing falls, staying well in winter, eye and foot care and mental well-being. The revised version includes cognitive ageing, oral health, bereavement and social isolation, with suggestions on when to seek medical advice and support. Free copies of the guide can be ordered by services and older people by calling 0300 123 1002 quoting reference HA2, or via the DH orderline  Also listed on our ‘Publications’ page on the Information Hub’