Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2013

In February 2013 the States of Guernsey voted through the Island's first 'Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy'. The States Mental Health Strategy Implementation Board convened in December 2013 and is chaired by Deputy Elis Bebb, member of the HSSD political board.

Guernsey Mind is a member of the Strategy Board and is leading on the following parts of the strategy:

Download an overview of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

The Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, funded by SSD, was launched in 2012 to provide access to an free, early intervention talking therapy service.

The service is available to everyone through referral by their GP.

Guernsey Mind is a member of the Primary Care Oversight Committee.

Mental Health Awareness Training

We offer awareness sessions about mental health which can last from 20 mins to 1hr. We can cover particular subjects for you or give a general introduction to mental health in Guernsey.

The cost of a 1hr course is £350 or by donation, short taster sessions are free.

Campaigning

We regularly manage campaigns about different aspects of mental health.

Mental Health week is held in October each year and we hold several different events to promote positive mental health for the people of Guernsey.