OCT 00] COVENTRY HEALTH AUTHORITY NEWS
Mental Health Handbook Launched In Coventry
years’ hard work has come to fruition with the launch of a new
directory aimed at explaining all the different mental health
services in Coventry.
is the first time that a comprehensive book detailing all the
different facilities has been put together in the city.
125-page handbook provides information on medication and its side
effects, and describes symptoms of common complaints such as
schizophrenia and depression.
was put together in consultation with people who use mental health
services in the city, as well as professionals and carers.
Parkes, Head of Strategy – Mental Health and Learning Difficulties
at Coventry Health Authority said:
directory has been produced as a result of partnership working in
mental health with a host of statutory and voluntary organisations.
carers and service providers expressed the need for a directory of
this kind over a number of years.
creation of the directory was user-led throughout, and as a
result, the finished product is able to offer high-quality
information in a user-friendly format.”
booklet has been put together in a hard-backed ring-binder, designed
so individual pages can be easily replaced.
Health Promotion Specialist Shelley Little said there were details
of almost 200 different support organisations in the book.
a handbook of where local services are in Coventry and what times
they are open.
main way the general public will be able to look at this is in
public libraries. GP surgeries will be getting them and we hope to
get them to pharmacies across the city.”
added that funding was being sought to allow a reprint of the
handbook in about a year's time.