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Novel NHS initiatives feature in ITN programme

Posted on the 25th October 2019

Some of the novel ways of delivering health care in Lancashire & South Cumbria has featured in a programme called ‘Healthier Environments’ produced by ITN Productions and the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) with the support of Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT).

The programme has been developed by ITN’s production hub and features key industry reviews and news-style-reports along with sponsored editorial profiles. A range of LSCFT’s mental health and wellbeing services have featured in the programme.

These services include Myplace, an ecotherapy project empowering people to connect local environments to learn new skills and improve mental health and wellbeing; Change Talks, a social enterprise delivering educational talks and workshops; and the Lancashire Recovery College, a service providing courses focused on improving peoples’ wellbeing.

The ‘Healthier Environments’ programme is available to view on the LSCFT website here and on the RSPH website here.

Phillip Horner, Deputy Head of Operations for the Mental Health Network at Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Trust, said:

“It has been great to be part of this project and it’s been really good watching the end result. The Trust is delivering a number of novel projects that include Myplace, Change Talks and the Lancashire Recovery College. These are new ways to reach communities and ensure we are able to shape our services in line with their needs.

“The world around is changing really quickly and we need to look at how we can shape our services such as early intervention and acute responses, we really want to break down the barrier between physical health and mental health.”

The programme launched on 17 October at the RSPH Health and Wellbeing Awards that were held in London and introduced by national newsreader, Natasha Kaplinsky. The launch premiered a showcase trailer of the programme.

RSPH is an independent health education charity and the world’s longest-established public health body, with a vision that everyone should have an opportunity to optimise their health and wellbeing.