Digital Accelerator Project Article

Case study summary

A new £60,000 scheme to help people with learning disabilities or severe mental illness access GP services digitally has been launched in South East London as a result of local health and care partners working together.

Mind in Bexley have set up a non-clinical peer-led monthly group for clients as part of a Recovery College.

This has been running since October 2021 with Annual Health Checks available.

An online webinar has been held, featuring a local GP and Mental Health Lead for South East London, themed around self-care.

There has been good feedback and content has been offered to GP practices to increase reach.

A webinar attendee said: “All the presenters were great, explaining in a simple and slow way so you could understand. At present I am struggling and found it very, very useful”.

A Digital Health Skills Training Network went live in November 2021 with referrals starting to come in. This is offering one on one digital training onsite and can help clients solve any number of digital challenges.

Mental Health First Aid training has been rolled out to Social Prescribers and offered to all local GPs.