Good and bad help: How purpose and confidence transform lives

Nesta, February 2018

How we help each other matters. Some help – what we call ‘good help’ – supports people to feel hopeful, identify their own purpose and confidently take action. Other help – ‘bad help’ – does the opposite, undermining people’s confidence, sense of purpose and independence. This report from Nesta uses a well-established evidence base and work with practitioners to understand how ‘good help’ is applied in practice. It outlines the key drivers of action and list seven key characteristics of ‘good help’.

Click here to view the report.


Suicide Bereavement Support Networks directory

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, 10 December 2014

Susan Quinn in the Adult Mental Health Network has created a list of useful links and contact details for helplines, support groups, networks and resources for service users and families affected by suicide.  This list is for use by LCFT staff so that they can direct service users and their families to external sources of support, help and advice.

Click here to view the document.