"Social Inclusion and Wellbeing service"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult Mental Health Services - Community (City) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult Mental Health Services - Community (County)

(as a volunteer/advocate),

I first met a student Occupational Therapist working with the Social Inclusion and Wellbeing Service. I couldn’t relax and my mind was spinning. I wasn’t going out at all. She was good. I was told about the Next Step network at Debenhams and taken a couple of times. I go to a drop-in and also do relaxation. There is going to be a pool group. It is good - they are nice people. S at next Steps goes round the table, so that everyone can speak. I didn’t say much at first.

My support worker told me about photography at the Hub. I was a bit worried, as I didn’t think it would be people like me, but when I went, it was ok as all the people were poorly. I knew that I could have support to go but I managed to go on my own. I am going to do pottery at The Place next. I have made some pots at home and hope I can take them and get them fired.

My sister is supportive. I am happy with all the services provided at Stonebridge – they are essential. It is a professional service, they are trained and know what they are doing. I felt at ease with all the staff straight away. There has been an improvement in my feelings. I now feel confident. It is important to make the effort.

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Response from Julie Swann, Team Leader, Social Inclusion and Well-being Service, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Paddy 123,

Thank you for sharing your experiences of our service with us. I am glad that the service was able to offer you support to participate in different activities that have increased your confidence.

I will pass on your feedback to the team and wish you well with your recovery

Kind Regards

Julie Swann

Team Leader

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