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1 Help With Mental Health Problems on Sun Aug 19 2018, 16:10

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I've taken this article from MancWanderer over on the Wanderers Ways site.

Please no 'jokey comments' as this is about his daughter.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated and I will post them over on Wways.


MancWanderer, on 17 Aug 2018 - 09:54 AM, said:
My youngest has had problems with depression and has set up a website to try to help others

https://www.mindofourown.co.uk/

As a couple of people on here know it culminated in her trying to take her own life earlier this year as mentioned in the ‘My Story’ section of the site

I, and her, would be extremely grateful for any thoughts from WWayers on the website that she’s set up - concept, layout, any feedback really

As ever, I know that your feedback will be brutally honest and would expect no less. Be critical but please make it constructive

If any of you are suffering, or have suffered, from mental health problems, please do submit a story in order to get her site going, but more importantly to try to help others. But don’t feel pressured to do so if you’d rather not

Thanks all!!!!

http://www.wanderersways.com/forum/topic/89058-help-with-mental-health-problems/

2 Re: Help With Mental Health Problems on Mon Aug 20 2018, 01:59

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I think it's a visually well-designed site however people with serious mental health problems are often unable to see beyond a shrinking world which makes it impossible for them to engage or trust, let alone actively seek support on the internet. If the function is to signpost people to local support then there must be more specific (to them) links which would require a much more complex site and even then engagement levels may equate to those achieved by the services already in place.
Clearly a well-intentioned site but I feel that it needs to have an attractor related to a stronger USP, a clear focus on specific outcomes desired and direct partnering on several levels with the support delivery organisations - linked to an understanding of their capacity and capability to deliver.
It could be presumed that anyone actively searching out a site such as this would be in or approaching crisis/episode and therefore that is perhaps an area to focus on, but ultimately it will come down to what the author's vision of what she wants to achieve from the site and her research into demand, access to and current provision of that outcome.

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