Under the Radar.... Closing the gap between physical and mental ill health

Using Foundation Trust Governors, through their own public facing events, to hold events that spread  information about long term physical ill health among the population of people who have serious mental health issues and how this  affects them, their carers and families and the wider public in relation to funding.

One such event will be held at The Atheneum Bury St Edmunds on 11th November as the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust Governor event. This will be repeated in March at a venue in Norfolk.

The Governors are very aware that this issue is 'under the radar' for many people but our events hope to increase knowledge among both Foundation Trust members and the General Public on the issue.

 

Information about this event will be available at events being held for Mental Health Week in October.

Why the contribution is important

The incidence of serious physical health issues, including diabetes, among people with mental ill health is about 20% above that of the general population. This can have a serious affect on service users abilities to lead productive lives and to feel accepted into society. It is an increasingly serious issue that is growing year on year and one of which the public are mostly unaware.

 

by hilaryhan on July 26, 2019 at 05:23PM

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  • Posted by Sall August 27, 2019 at 11:27

    Also the treatment of bipolar patients is under the radar and the fact that their physical health is neglected through no fault of their own ( lack of self care and support)they are likely to have diabetes and kidney problems!
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