There are changes to the way our adult social care services are running at the moment, because of COVID-19. These changes include: assessments being completed virtually, socially distanced face to face meetings, some services only being available over the phone or email and some of our staff needing to wear PPE (personal protective equipment)
Mental health is the condition of your mind which varies between being good and poor. Good mental health is where a person is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment. Poor mental health is where a person has negative thoughts and perception, their life becomes harder to manage and affects their ability to function within everyday living.
Many people experience mental illness in their lives, often as a result of distressing family events and life crises. Depression, anxiety and stress are part of most of our lives at some point - and many of us sometimes need assistance to help deal with these problems. Your first point of contact for such problems should always be your local GP who should be able to refer you to the help you need.
There are many services that you GP can refer you to, some of these include:
Improving Access To Psychological Therapies (IAPT) - Let's Talk Wellbeing
- Mental Health Facilitators
- Community Mental Health Team
- Other specialist services – such as Eating Disorder service
Our Adult Services duty desk is also able to offer help and advice to people as to how to get the support they need, and can be contacted on 01572 722 577
Rutland County Council Adult Social Services works closely with health colleagues, and provides an integrated specialist mental health service locally with the Leicestershire Partnership Trust. Locally, health and social care services for people with more serious mental health problems are dealt with by staff based in the Rutland Community Mental Health Team. The team is based at the Voluntary Action Rutland building. Services are provided on a multidisciplinary basis with input from social care staff where relevant and required. Following assessment a number of different services will be available if needed. These services will range from hospital and medical services through to a range of support services to enable people to remain as independent as possible in the community.