We are pleased to be working with a number of partners in delivering wellbeing services to members of the public.
We work alongside Threshold Housing providing wellbeing activities as part of the Great Moves and Great Lives services. The overall aim of this partnership is to offer support and life skills to people within supported housing to move into and maintain independent living. Please visit Great lives and Great Moves for more information.
We are pleased to start offering services to young people within the borough. Thanks to a partnership work with West Hill High School we now provide counselling to the young people within the school as well as separate service for adults that either work at the school or are parents of the pupils within the school. This has also provided us with the opportunity to deliver Mental Health Awareness training to the pupils.
Another new Partnership is with a GP practice in Failsworth, Oldham. We have been successful in securing funding to pilot a new early intervention service within this GP practice. Early in 2014 we will start to set up a provision that will offer people early support for anyone who is seeing their GP at this practice experiencing low level mental health distress. This will be on a facilitated self-help model and will work with people for up to 8 weeks.
We also work closely with the local Tameside and Glossop Primary Care Mental Health Team and Health Improvement Team to implement easier pathways for clients that need to be transferred to other services. We now receive pre-assessed clients from both teams, this reduces our overall assessment waiting times and provides a smoother referral service for our clients.
Since July 2015 we have been working in partnership with the OL1 group (Oldham Neighbourhoods Engaged) http://www.ol1oldham.co.uk/. This is a group of residents from the BGreen (OL1) area of Oldham who want to make sure that all the work and improvements done to the OL1 area over the last year is only the start of making this a great place to live. The OL1 group help to raise awareness of the different services available for this area to try and to offer more support for the residents. They work with other local partners such as Healthwatch UK, Oldham Council, First Choice Homes Oldham, and ourselves, to name but a few. The residents meet regularly to look at what the project has achieved so far and how the project can be improved going forward. As part of this project 3 Neighbourhood Agreements were also set up to further support the residents: