DAY 3 – Safeguarding Awareness Week

The theme for today is Mental Health.

Please download the PDF below which includes information about Mental Health and includes Local and National accessible Resources.

Dr. Chris Ainsworth, Deputy Director of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, IOW NHS Trust: “Almost a quarter of adults will experience mental illness at some time in their lives. This year has seen many people’s mental health affected by Covid-19 and with so much uncertainty, it is important that we are extra vigilant about ensuring the safety of those who are vulnerable in our communities. All adults have the right to be and to feel safe and everyone has a role to play in making sure this happens. “Our mental health community teams work closely with our adult safeguarding colleagues at the council and with partners such as drug and alcohol services and the police to ensure people remain safe and are treated with dignity and respect.

“If you are worried about someone, as a first step you can make sure they know you are there to listen and help if needed. However, if you think someone needs safeguarding support, please call NHS 111 or if known, their GP or social worker. In an emergency please call 999 or the IOW NHS Trust Mental Health Crisis Line on 01983 522214.”

IOW NHS Trust Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Support:

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent problem and you’re not sure what to do. Get help online or on the phone.

To get help from NHS 111, you can: Go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only) and/or call 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When to call 999: If you think a person is in danger or needs medical attention, call their GP (if known) or emergency services on 999 if immediate assistance is required.

IOW NHS Trust MHLD Crises Line: 01983 5222214

For more info on safeguarding vulnerable adults, visit the NHS website