Clients experiencing Severe Mental Ill health have a lower life expectancy than the general population. The annual health check is a great opportunity to catch any potential issues early and promote the health and wellness agenda.
The project offered annual health checks at the monthly group on an appointment or drop-in basis. We felt a group environment was a good opportunity to reinforce positive behaviour change, though of course health checks were conducted privately with a Recovery College worker.
Mind in Bexley were able to conduct all testing and advice bar the blood test. Results from the health check were forwarded to the GP and clients were advised to contact their GP to get the bloodwork completed.
We also made sure the referral pathway was easy for GP’s to use and built the Digital Accelerator group into the Mind in Bexley referral form on GPS’ DSX platform.