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Pilot Mental Health Programme for Young People

Pilot mental health programme for young people: Teenage boy sitting in his bedroom looks anxious as he rests his head in his hand

Community Living Well Pilot Mental Health programme for young people aged 19-24 with mental health needs

The Community Living Well Self-Care service is trialling a new programme for young people aged 19-24 with mental health needs (in Primary Care), and who are registered with a GP in Kensington & Chelsea, Paddington or Queen’s Park.

The pilot mental health programme includes a choice of four options:

  1. A two-part series of (2) workshops – You may register to attend on your own or with a friend
  2. Seated therapeutic, fully clothed, massage or reflexology sessions for pain and relaxation
  3. 1:1 phone-guided meditation,
  4. 1:1 phone or online motivational coaching.

So, what is involved?

The two-part interactive workshops will explore breath work, meditation skills and the power of different pressure, to help increase confidence and capacity for decision making.

Both workshops will begin with an introduction to breathing/body-scan/meditation, in different positions (lying down, sitting, standing and moving), with discussion on how these affect the body. We break for lunch and offer a light lunch to participants.

The second part of workshop each workshop will be a practical session, guided by a qualified trainer. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about the affect of different pressure, with discussion and feedback on how the it feels and whether it affects the body locally, mentally or emotionally. Participants do not have to take part in the practical element if they do not wish to but can observe and learn instead.

The session will close with a short guided meditation.

The Unwind therapeutic massage /reflexology sessions are aimed at improving relaxation and sleep and reducing pain and anxiety.

The guided meditation session, over the phone, will provide a listening ear and a focus to help with the concerns you express on the day and teach you meditation skills that you can practice on your own.

The motivational coaching via the phone or video call, will discuss which areas you feel need help with, provide encouragement and teach you achievable goal-setting strategies.

How to register

To register for this service, you must be aged 19-24 and registered with a GP in Kensington & Chelsea, Queen’s Park or Paddington. Complete this form and return it to [email protected]

Author: Stewart Gillespie
Posted on: 20th September 2021

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