Public welcome at Trust
SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospital NHS
Trust will hold its next board meeting, on Wednesday, 1 June 2016, at 9.30am.
The meeting will be held in the Clinical Education Centre at Southport and
Formby District General Hospital.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. Anyone with
a special requirement should contact the Trust in advance on:- 01704 704783.
The agenda will be available on the Trust website in advance of the meeting.
Supporting papers will be made available on the day.
People with Sight Loss in Southport Invited to
Attend Free Online Skills Session
RNIB's Online Today project will help people with sensory
loss get online.
Blind and partially sighted people in Southport are invited to attend a free
online basic skills session to help them get online and benefit from technology.
The event is part of RNIB's Online Today scheme to support 125,000 people with
sensory loss to get online.
The workshop is being delivered by partner organisation Action for Blind People,
at Galloway's Society for the Blind, 22 Wright Street, Southport, on Wednesday, 8
June 2016, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Anyone with sight and/or hearing loss is welcome to
The session will include how to get the most from products such as tablets,
smartphones and eReaders. There will also be the chance to be hands on and try
out these gadgets and ask questions.
Internet use in the UK has significantly increased over recent years with 76% of
adults accessing the internet every day in 2014, compared to just 38% in 2006.
Millions of us rely on the internet for everyday tasks such as shopping, banking
and staying in touch with friends and family. However, getting online and using
technology can present many challenges for someone who is blind, partially
sighted or has hearing loss.
Andrew Coleman, Assistive Technology Coordinator at Action for Blind People,
said:- "Being online can make a huge difference to someone's life. We hope
people with sight or hearing loss in Southport will come along and find out how
technology can open up a whole new world of discovery and independence."
in 4 emergency services workers has thought about ending their lives
WIRRAL Mind are 1 of 4 Local Mind
Associations nationally to have been awarded a grant to support the mental
health and wellbeing of Merseyside's local emergency services personnel. During this
12 month innovative project, Wirral mind will be working with all 4 services
including Merseyside Fire and Rescue, Merseyside Police, North West Ambulance
Service and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to develop a network where all 4 services work together to tackle stigma around mental health,
build resilience within their workforce, raise wellbeing within the workplace
and link service personnel into further support where needed.
Merseyside Blue Light Mental Health and Wellbeing Project is part of the unique
and ambitious Blue Light Programme run by National Mind which is funded through
LIBOR funds, administered through the Cabinet Office. The programme's vision is
to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Blue Light personnel.
Sara Hatta, Wirral Mind Training Manager, said:- "1 in 4 people in England
experience a mental health problem every year. Blue Light personnel experience
the same mental health issues as the general population, however research shows
us that these problems are exacerbated by the nature of their profession. Wirral
Mind are delighted to be supporting this Network, bringing services together to
have open and honest conversations around the mental health and wellbeing of
their dedicated personnel who undertake such incredibly difficult and lifesaving
On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, Wirral Mind hosted the Launch Event for the Merseyside
Blue Light Mental Health and Wellbeing Network. The Deputy Mayor Elect and her
consort officially opened the event, Merseyside Police signed the Blue Light
Time to Change Pledge, senior personnel from all 4 Blue Light Services were in
attendance, and there was also a representative from National Mind who said a
few words, all highlighting the amazing, life saving work our blue light
services perform and the need for us to support them.