Annual health checks, National Early Warning Score (NEWS), interface with primary care services, well person clinics and Equally Fit

We have supported Equally Fit Charter of Rights and Actions for Change developed by Support in Mind Scotland & Bipolar Scotland and SEE ME to end the health inequalities experienced by people with serious mental illness to improve physical health, and to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Scottish Patient Safety Programme encourages the use of the National Early Warning Score across Scotland. NEWS is an evidence based tool to support recognition and response of acute physiological deterioration which is recommended by the Royal College of Physicians.

We are a member of The National Rural Mental Health Forum, established to help people in rural areas maintain good mental health and wellbeing. The Forum is helping to develop connections between communities across rural Scotland, so isolated people can receive support when and where they need it. A recent report ‘Well Connected Communities’ is a study on community approach to mental health and well-being in five rural regions of Scotland by Support in Mind Scotland. The report identified that ‘People wanted to see mental health being given the same status as physical health’.

Well Connected Communities Report May 2018