Upgrade to Pro — share decks privately, control downloads, hide ads and more …

Mental Health and Open Source - DrupalCamp London 2015

February 28, 2015

Mental Health and Open Source - DrupalCamp London 2015


February 28, 2015

More Decks by mikebell

Other Decks in Technology


  1. An important stat 1 in 4 British adults, in any

    one year 1 in 6 experiences this at any given time (The Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report, 2001)
  2. What is ME/CFS? Extreme fatigue Muscle aches Headaches Brain fog

    It’s estimated that 250,000 people in the UK suffer from CFS http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Chronic-fatigue- syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx)
  3. Depression & Anxiety What if I get found out? What

    if people notice? What if I can't do my job? What if I lose my job?
  4. Seeking help Approximately one person in 28 was in contact

    with mental health services in 2013/14 http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB15990/mhb-1314- ann-rep.pdf
  5. GP Great source of information “You come to the doctor

    for any issues with your body, a cold or a sprained ankle, your mind is part of your body so why wouldn’t you come to a doctor?”
  6. Local mental health service Self or Doctor referral More information

    - http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/mental- health-services-explained/Pages/accessing%20services.aspx
  7. Medication 50 million prescriptions for antidepressants were issued in 2012

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23553897 Touchy subject - Citalopram - Propranolol
  8. What can you do as a company? Look out for

    your staff Support phased return Regular checkups
  9. Resources 2007 Mental Health Fundamental Facts http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/content/assets/PDF/publications view=Standard Breathworks Mindfullness

    http://www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk/ Accessing Mental Health Services http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/mental- health-services-explained/Pages/accessing%20services.aspx