(or self-referrers)

Creative Mental Health Programme™

Method: Group of eight, in-person or online using video conferencing software. Licensing is available, please contact us for more information.

Impact: Reduces symptoms of mental illness, suicidal ideation, self-harm and improved mental wellbeing. Provides life-long tools and information for maintaining good mental health, increased confidence, reduced social isolation and loneliness.

Details: We have two creative mental health programmes – standard and advanced. Each programme is specifically designed to empower, inform and provide the individual with the tools and confidence to manage and improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Our Creative Mental Health Programme™ runs for either six or 10 weeks, with a 90-minute session each week that can be in-person or online. This is supported by optional tasks set at the end of each session to help solidify the principles and techniques taught in each session.

We cover a plethora of topics within our programme, with each week focusing on a different entity such as depression; anxiety; worry; stress; confidence; mindfulness; free thought; setting boundaries; saying no; and more. Each attendee is given a programme manual to guide them through each session including additional tools and information. We also provide signposting to resources on our website and within our community.

Each session is led by a PoetsIN trained and DBS-checked project worker, who will guide participants through group discussions, solo activity and group activities. 

At the start and end of each programme, participants are asked to complete a Mental Wellbeing Assessment allowing us to measure our impact and ensure we continue to be effective.

The programmes are suitable for everyone, including those who want to better their mental wellbeing, but who don’t have a mental illness.

Mentoring (one-to-one) Creative Mentorship Plans

Method: One-to-one, either in-person, online using video conferencing software, or via telephone.

Impact: Improves mental health and wellbeing. Reduces suicidal ideation, risky behaviours and self-harm instances. Provides life-long tools to improve and manage mental health.

Details: Our one-to-one Creative Mental Health Mentorships are completely bespoke to the individual. Starting with a triage, we take a look at the current experiences of the individual and write a comprehensive plan to improve the areas they are most struggling with.

During each one-hour session, we provide tools, support, information and a safe space to share and explore their experience and challenges. We also continue to assess risk to ensure continued safety outside of each session.

Creative Mental Health Mentorships are suitable for anyone, including those with complex needs.

Topical Sessions (60 or 90 minutes)

Method: In-person or online using video conferencing software. 

Impact: Improves mental wellbeing, with life-long tools and information for maintaining good mental health.

Details: Catering for groups of 10 or more, our topical mental health sessions are interactive, equipping individuals with vital skills for life, covering a topic of your choosing from our extensive list. These sessions are completely bespoke to the needs of the group and are tailored to provide maximum impact for you and your employees.

The sessions are informative and engaging, blending instruction, discussion and activity to ensure all attendees gain tools to maintain and improve their mental health and wellbeing.

For more information about these sessions and for a list of topics we cover, please contact us, we’d love to talk.

Buddy Service

Method: Online.

Impact: Helps to reduce social isolation, loneliness, risk of suicide and overall risk.

Detail: The Buddy Service™ is exclusive to PoetsIN. Any of your employees can be matched with two trained PoetsIN Buddies within a private, online, open-ended chat to receive support and understanding between 9am and 10pm, 365 days a year.

To access this support, please contact us.

Wellbeing Calls

Method: Telephone.

Impact: Provides ongoing support.

Details: Are there members of your team who would benefit from regular check-in calls? Not everyone has a support network outside of the workplace, and our regular calls can reassure them that they are not alone. We can offer tools, tips and tricks to help them manage their mental health challenges.

Mental Health Triage

Method: Telephone/email.

Impact: Gives you support to help an employee.

Details: It is easy to feel out of your depth if an employee comes to you saying they have a mental health problem. Let us carry out an initial assessment to determine the severity of the issue and what support would be best for them.

Wellbeing Reports

Method: Telephone/email.

Impact: Promotes understanding of your wellbeing.

Detail: Wellbeing reports can be provided alongside other services. Each report is bespoke to you and will look at psychometric testing, your risk levels and what your goals are. It will help document your journey and provide an ongoing record of your mental wellbeing.

Online Creative Mental Health Online Community™

Method: Online through Facebook.

Impact: Reduces social isolation and loneliness, increased support and understanding.

Detail: Our Online Creative Mental Health Community™ is a truly inclusive community like no other. It is a place of support and understanding, laughter and friendship, along with a place to share, create and purge all under one safe and private digital roof.

It is hosted as a private Facebook Community with a team of support staff on hand, 24/7, 365 days a year, and 100 per cent of our members say that PoetsIN is valuable to their mental wellbeing.

To join this community, please follow the link above and answer the three questions.