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NHS launches new mental health programme to help patients build better emotional resilience

The provision of mental health care is set for a boost in the South East of England thanks to the launch of a new programme designed to help people build better emotional resilience.

The Managing Emotions Programme has been developed in collaboration with mental health professionals and those with lived experience of mental distress.

The scheme features a variety of courses that are designed to help participants gain an improved understanding of how emotions affect their lives, along with the requisite skills to cope with them and thus build resilience.

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Although Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is only just launching the initiative now, patients in East Berkshire have already been benefitting from the programme for over a year, with more than 90% of those taking part reporting positive feedback.

One participant said: “I have found the programme to be the most helpful out of the many that I have attended. The education and knowledge shared from the team has really given me insight into my conditions and the practical reasons for the emotions that I feel.”

The local NHS has commissioned the charity Together for Mental Wellbeing to deliver the programme.

The organisation’s director of operations and quality, Emma Edwards, explained: “At Together we’re thrilled to continue our work providing mental health support to the community in West Berkshire with this new and innovative programme.

“It’s great to see the services available to people in the area evolve and we’re excited to adapt and work alongside people in this new way to empower them to manage their own wellbeing.

“The service aligns with the new community focussed ways of working outlined in the NHS Long Term plan developing strong links with professional colleagues like GPs and Social Prescribers and is something we’re excited to develop.”

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