MENTAL HEALTH

SACMHA Mental Health Support Services.

Helping With Your Health

At SACMHA we understand that all aspects of your health are important.  We provide a number of services and work with other service providers to help support those within the community.

Visit the pages below for more information.

Support Services

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. At SACMHA we can support you in a number of ways. 

We currently provide the following services:

Black Male Barbers Mental Health Project

Join the movement and help support the Mental Health of Black Men.

 

In partnership with Health Education England (HEE) the Black Barbers Project will work with local Black Barbers based on the Mental Health First Aid model and as part of the focus on prevention and early intervention with regard to Black Men’s mental wellbeing.

 

This project will equip and support local Black Barbers to spot the signs of men who may not be coping as well as they could, or would like and provide information with regard to support available from SACMHA and other partners.

 

The ongoing work will support Barbers, whose shops are safe spaces for Black men to be confident in suggesting support

 

Contact Person: Donald McLean

Contact Donald on 0748 343 9535 or d.mclean@sacmha.org.uk.

Regular Groups

The Ward Presence Service

SACMHA is working in partnership with the Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust.

 

This partnership takes action to improve the experience and outcomes of African and Caribbean patients and carers.  

SACMHA team members work in partnership with ward staff regarding:

 

  • Patient advocacy
  • Patient discharge planning
  • Support in the community
  • Access to SACMHA’s Wellbeing Hub
  • Access to SACMHA’s Social Café
  • Access to SACMHA’s Carers Group

The SACMHA Team will be present on the wards every Tuesday 10 am and 2 pm.

Community Mental Health Advocacy Service

The SACMHA Advocacy Service will work to safeguard your rights and your choices.  We will listen carefully and consult you before any action is taken.  This is as important to us as it is to you because we care.  Please be assured that your SACMHA advocate will always treat you with dignity and respect.

 

Our service provides:

  • Information on legislation regarding your rights and responsibilities
  • Support for decisions made that affect your life
  • Assistance to resolve complaints or problems with your care
  • Someone to listen to your concerns and help you to speak out or speak out for you

Referrals can be made:

  • Self-directed by you
  • By a family member
  • Through a hospital
  • Through another involved body

Contact

Gambinga Gambinga

E:  g.gambinga@sacmha.org.uk 

T: 0114 272 6393


James Ramsden

E:  j.ramsden@sacmha.org.uk 

T:  07484 919 292

Race Equality Foundation

Read SACMHA's guest blog about ethnic minority patients in secure units on the Race Equality Foundation website.
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