H.A.Y. Peterborough! How Are You? We are bringing together everything in Peterborough that promotes positive mental health. From a friendly ‘how are you’, to activity groups and much more – it’s all taking care of our mental wellbeing. Mental health isn’t something that is good or bad; it’s a continuum, a sliding scale, a constantly shifting state for each and every one of us. We all have mental health and so we all need to take care of our mental health – we don’t wait until we’re physically under the weather to do things we know are good for keeping us physically healthy and the same should be true of our mental health. So, let’s put a spotlight on all those things going on in the community that are good for our mental wellbeing.
We share details of any activity, group or venue in Peterborough who provide a wellbeing boost to local people, if they pledge their support to our vision: wherever you live in Peterborough, you will have access to the mental health support that you need when you need it. To send us details of your activity, please complete this form.
We encourage all activities featured on this site to participate in mental health training. You will see badges on each activity page showing which training has been completed. Find out more about mental health training opportunities here.
Activities showing this badge have pledged their support to the Peterborough Exemplar vision ‘wherever you live in Peterborough, you will have access to the mental health support that you need when you need it’.
Activities showing this badge have completed training in the mental health care model in Peterborough provided by the Peterborough Exemplar Project. They will know how to access support locally and what form that support might take.
H.A.Y. Peterborough is part of the Peterborough Mental Health Exemplar project. Peterborough has been chosen as one of 12 national NHS-England community mental health pilot sites that will use innovative approaches to transform community mental health services to provide ‘joined up’ physical, mental health and social care support that is easy to access and meets individual needs close to where they live. This new approach acknowledges that mental health challenges can affect every aspect of an individual’s life, so the NHS, local authority, third sector and community organisations are all working together. We are a partnership of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, the Greater Peterborough GP Network, CPSL Mind, Peterborough City Council, the SUN Network, and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group.
Our Exemplar aims to create a supportive mental health network for everyone, whether their mental health challenges are mild, moderate or severe. Crucially our approach recognises that everyone has strengths and that local community groups and organisations have a vital part to play in the health and wellbeing of the people of Peterborough. We are widening the available options for residents experiencing mental health challenges – from information on this website to bringing more mental health specialists to local GP surgeries and linking different services much more closely together.