Healthy Minds Stoke-on-Trent

Healthy Minds Stoke-on-Trent is a primary care psychological therapy service for people aged 18 years or older who are registered with a GP in Stoke-on-Trent plus those of temporary residency and students who are experiencing anxiety, depression or stress.

Updated:
4 June 2018
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Health
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Healthy Minds Stoke-on-Trent feels that it is very important to be a Dementia Action Alliance member and to support the DAA and Carer’s Call to Action initiative. We hope that being a member of the DAA can encourage other local health organisations and businesses to also support the initiative.

We strive to take practical actions to ensure that as a service we are dementia friendly and to best support those affected by Dementia, including Carers, to live well and to access relevant support. Living with Dementia is society-wide concern and we want to help make Stoke-on-Trent a Dementia friendly city. 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The main challenge could be time constraints in relation to organising training and making any adaptations to the physical environment however as a team we will support each other and the service to achieve the above outcomes and progress with actions will be monitored by Senior Management. 

2. Actions

  • Improve internal and external physical environment

    Clear signage (service, toilets, reception).

    Uncluttered reception area, distinctive colours, avoid use of mats.

    Good lighting (current corridor has motion activated lighting which can be slow to light up).

    Status:
    Planning

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia awareness training for all staff (to include information on support for carers)

    Arrange team dementia awareness training. Trust mandatory Dementia training has been delivered.

    DAA training completed.

    National Older Persons training completed.

    Status:
    Planning

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Identification of relevant local services and clarification of referral criteria and pathways

    Research and document information related to relevant service to include brief overview of service/referral criteria and referral pathways (e.g Older Persons’ service; Memory Clinic; Mental Health and Vascular Wellbeing Service). 

    Service Pathways are in place.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member