Its Good To Chat
Welcome to the Community Health Ambassador Team’s website. This website was compiled by local community figures who want to make a positive difference to the mental health and wellbeing of Rushmoor’s local residents.
We are 9 individuals who answered a call to do something to help enhance the mental health of our local communities. In November 2011 we signed up for a mental health first aid training programme that was offered as part of a Mary Seacole Leadership project being undertaken by the local Early Intervention in Psychosis Team.
The programme offered us mental health training from experts in the field and also an opportunity to tour local mental health services. We have since presented our learning and promoted mental health to several local community groups.
We believe that our emotional wellbeing and mental health is just as important as our physical health. We also believe that people need to support each other in order to tackle life difficulties that can challenge our mental health. We therefore have put together this website to help you connect to others in your local community who can support.
What do we mean by wellbeing?
Wellbeing is a term that covers many different areas within our lives. In its simplest form it could be defined as simply feeling good and being physically well, we know though, through experience, that wellbeing is not as simple as that.
The latest scientific research indicates that, as well as feeling happy, to experience wellbeing people need:
- Their own strength and energy
- To link into to self directed activities that are meaningful & engaging for them
- The inner resilience and ability to be able to handle situations when they arise
Wellbeing will mean different things for all of us, here you will find some suggestions as to how you can make sure you look after your mental wellbeing and maintain your physical health and how to take steps to recovery. To find out more click on a links below:
Chat to us!
Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you feel you need to chat. We understand how difficult this can be and can assure you that all calls, emails, letter etc are all handled with great care and under complete confidentiality.
If you need more urgent help please see your GP or contact NHS Direct on 0845 464 787