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How can we raise awareness of MH issues in healthcare?
Make it something people are open to talking about?
Reduce the isolation?
Then, make sure help is just one click away if and when it's needed?

You could do all this if trusts issued all healthcare workers this fob at induction. Immediately opening the conversation on day one, not a hushed, side session but in a way that reflects how common this problem is. It's not the few that are affected but the many.
The fob would mean that each day it's there, in sight. On your keys, lanyard, stethoscope keeping it in everyone's minds.

Then, at the end of a long shift, or in the middle of the night at the click of a button the dynamic QR would take you to a webpage where up-to-date contact numbers can get you the help you need at the touch of a button. Support structures such as this shouldn't be just for rock bottom, it's to avoid you reaching it.

Accompanying the dynamic QR code needs to be an e-mail address for those without smartphones. There also needs to be one key phone-number. I considered charities such as the Samaritans, but realistically, the NHS should fund it's own crisis helpline for it's staff, not off-load the cost onto a charity.

Maybe it just got easier to make that call?

Simple. Easy. Cheap.

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Adam DHSC 2 weeks ago

Hi Laura, Thank you for your idea and I'm sorry it has been a while since you posted. I wondered if you had seen this used or developed something yourself?

Adam

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