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Isorropia supporting easier access to mental health support

Isorropia supporting easier access to mental health support
27 April 2022

The Isle of Wight’s mental health wellbeing organisation, Isorropia Foundation, is now open to self-referrals for people struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.

This means that they can now directly access help from Isorropia Foundation without needing to be referred there by a professional.

Lesley Stevens, Director of Mental Health and Community Services said: 

"We are really pleased that Isorropia Foundation are now offering self-referral to their service. As more people are struggling with their mental health after two years of pandemic it is important that we make access to high quality mental health care as easy as possible. Isorropia Foundation are doing all they can to achieve this, working closely with our mental health services in the Trust, with primary care, and now through opening up direct access."

The organisation, which works closely with the Trust, GP practices and community organisations, has recently been awarded a contract by Hampshire, Southampton, and Isle of Wight CCG to continue to deliver their services to Island residents for a further three years.

Hampshire, Southampton, and Isle of Wight CCG have reported that members who graduated the Isorropia Foundation programme in 2021 reported significant improvements in all areas of their wellbeing, particularly in how they managed their anxiety and low mood, their understanding of their mental health, and improved confidence and hope for the future:

  • Hope for the future increased for 95% of participants
  • Wellbeing increased for all participants
  • Anxiety management improved for 95% of participants
  • Social isolation and reported self-harm were eliminated from this cohort, who previously reported 60% isolation and 40% self-harm
  • 24% either entered employment or increased their employment hours
  • 76% are now more socially active.

Isorropia Foundation is based in the centre of Newport and offers face-to-face or online appointments.

Induction sessions, workshops and groups are available in Newport and in locations around the Island, to make it as easy as possible to join the sessions and to develop support networks in the local communities.

To find out more about what they offer and to access Isorropia’s services, you do not need a referral, but can contact them directly by telephone on (01983) 217791 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, to have a confidential discussion with a trained Wellbeing Coach.

You can read more about Isorropia Foundation on their website.  

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