Positive Minds – a new mental health service to support your wellbeing

Is worry, anxiety or stress affecting your daily life? Our new, free service is now available to help Isle of Wight residents take control of their mental wellbeing and feel more positive.

Poor mental health can affect anyone at any time and, whilst the island has a comprehensive network of intensive mental health support for people who are diagnosed with a mental illness, we also know that for most people, accessing support and receiving guidance when they may be worried or anxious can make a very positive difference.

We also understand that the current Covid-19 situation may also be affecting your mental wellbeing– and so, in partnership with Two Saints, the NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched Positive Minds, a free online service for Isle of Wight residents, provided by Minddistrict.

What is Positive Minds?

A totally free and confidential online self-help resource for anyone experiencing anxiety, worry or stress. It is easily accessible and includes a number of online modules offering support and guidance that can be accessed including relaxation, work stress, how to get better sleep, dealing with health anxiety and how to live a healthier life. You can access the support and work through the modules in complete privacy, whenever and wherever suits you.

How can I access it?

Access is provided through the Isle of Wight Safe Haven and is available for anyone aged 18 and over. All that’s required is access to the internet on either a computer, tablet or internet-enabled mobile phone. We encourage anyone who would like to access this support to contact the Isle of Wight Safe Haven during their normal working hours (Monday to Friday 5pm – 10pm, weekends and Bank Holidays 10am – 10pm) by telephone – 01983 520168.

You’ll need to provide some very basic information in total confidence which is not shared or used for any other purpose. Safe Haven will then arrange immediate access to the most appropriate Positive Minds service via a confidential email sent directly to you.

Please also remember that advice and guidance about physical and mental health can also be obtained by calling NHS 111 or visiting  111.nhs.uk

What is online support?

Are you unsure about using online resources to support your wellbeing? Click below for a short video with an overview of what you can expect.