Notes from Brent low level mental health workshop 18th November 2020
23rd November 2021
Notes from the Brent Project mental health workshop held on 18 November 2020. For the full document please download the attached PDF.
o Focus locally not borough-wide
o Be aware of stigma around asking for help
o Engage with existing volunteers - i.e. don’t have focussed “mental health volunteers”
o Need to understand there is lots of pressure already on vol sector - can’t add to that
o Supervision and safeguarding are key
o Communication is critical
o Need to be careful about language (e.g. “suffering” and use of “mental health”
o Ensure we are learning from previous [projects e.g. Tobacco chewing?
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