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Who is the hub for?

The hub is for NHS and care staff working within the Sussex Health and Care Partnership Integrated Care System. It is led by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The service is for people experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties who are less likely to seek help or who may prefer not to access the occupational health and wellbeing support that is available where they work.

What does the hub offer?

An immediate mental wellbeing self assessment

An immediate mental wellbeing self assessment.

A follow-up biopsychosocial assessment

A follow-up biopsychosocial assessment (within 10 working days) with an experienced and qualified clinician.

Priority access to relevant and effective treatment services

Priority access to relevant and effective treatment services.

Agreed follow-up to check how you are doing

Agreed follow-up to check how you are doing.

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How does it work?

  • When you submit the self-assessment and referral you will receive a confirmation email from Staff in Mind.
  • We will be in touch as soon as possible to arrange your full biopsychosocial assessment. A one-to-one video assessment/appointment will be offered within 10 working days of this contact.
  • The assessment will be used to determine what support and treatment is right for you. This could be self-help, psychoeducation or referral to IAPT / secondary services.
  • The team will fast-track access to required IAPT services.
  • If required, the team will also support you stepping up to more intensive secondary mental health care.
  • After your full assessment the team will agree with you any required follow-up and timings to check to see how you are progressing.

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To understand how you are feeling at the moment and self-refer to the service, complete our self-assessment.

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With each question, think about how you've been feeling over the last 2 weeks.

Note, if you need urgent support, please call the Sussex Mental Health Line on 0800 0309 500 or 111 or 999.

At the end of the self-assessment you will be presented with your scores and some feedback.

How have you been feeling lately?

When it comes to emotions, it can sometimes be hard to recognise or admit that we're not feeling 100%.

This self-assessment will help you better understand how you've been feeling over the last 2 weeks.

It will also provide our team with some initial information for your follow-up assessment with an experienced and qualified clinician.

With each question, think about how you've been feeling over the last 2 weeks.

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About these questions

The following nine questions are taken from a measure known as the Personal Health Questionnaire or PHQ-9. They are used to assess and monitor depression severity.

The PHQ-9 was developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

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How often have you had little interest or pleasure in doing things?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you been feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?*

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Note, that in answering these questions the emphasis is on whether you have been bothered by the symptoms presented or not.

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How often have you been bothered by trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you been bothered by feeling tired or having little energy?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you been bothered by poor appetite or overeating?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you been feeling bad about yourself or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you had trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television? *

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you been moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite, being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual?*

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If you are thinking about acting on suicidal thoughts or feelings and need help now please call 999, 111 or the Sussex Mental Health Line on 0800 0309 500.

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How often have you had thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way?*

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With each question, think about how you've been feeling over the last 2 weeks.

About these questions

The following nine questions are taken from a measure known as the General Anxiety Disorder or GAD-7. They are used to assess and monitor the severity of a person’s anxiety.

The PHQ-9 was developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Note, that in answering these questions the emphasis is on whether you have been bothered by the symptoms presented or not.

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How often have you been bothered by feeling nervous, anxious or on edge?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you been bothered by not being able to stop or control worrying?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you been bothered by worrying too much about different things?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you been bothered by having trouble relaxing ?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you been bothered by being so restless that it is hard to sit still?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you been bothered by becoming easily annoyed or irritated?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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How often have you been bothered by feeling afraid as if something awful might happen?*

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As well as completing this assessment, please think about talking to your line manager, a colleague, family member or friend if you’re not feeling OK.

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If this questionnaire has highlighted any problems, how difficult have these made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?*

The Staff in Mind Wellbeing Support Hub provides access to a dedicated, confidential and discreet NHS service for Sussex health and care staff who may be experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties.

We offer an independent, confidential and rapid mental wellbeing assessment and priority access to appropriate treatment services. This is for people who are less likely to seek help or who may prefer not to access the occupational health and wellbeing support that is available where they work.

If you have any queries, you can email us at spnt.sussexstaffinmind@nhs.net.

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