PHPNW15 Mental Health & Open Source

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October 04, 2015

PHPNW15 Mental Health & Open Source



October 04, 2015


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    Taboo & stats 1 in 4 British adults can suffer

    from any one of a huge list of mental health illnesses 3 in 100 people suffer from Depression in the UK 5 people in 100 suffer from anxiety. 1.6 million people in contact with specialist mental health services in 2012/13 (The Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report, 2001)
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    Seeking help Approximately one person in 28 was in contact

    with mental health services in 2013/14
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    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?”
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    Local mental health service Self or Doctor referral More information

    - explained/Pages/accessing%20services.aspx
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    If you could go back a few years in time

    and give yourself some advice regarding this topic, what would it be?
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    If there are people listening who think they might be

    having some of the same issues you've experienced, what is the first thing they should do?
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    Could Imposter syndrome be alleviated a bit by greater recognition

    of community based contributions? A kind of validation of how you're involved in the community?
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    What are some ways we can we support community members

    with mental health issues while still respecting their privacy? Megh Plunkett
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    Resources 2007 Mental Health Fundamental Facts view=Standard Breathworks Mindfullness Accessing Mental Health Services explained/Pages/accessing%20services.aspx