www.bigwhitewall.com with you on your journey to work

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How www.bigwhitewall.com supports people on their journey into work and whilst in work

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  • BWW collects a range of outcome data monthly
  • Big White Wall was established in 2007. The website went live in beta in October 2007. The main highlights over the previous three years.
  • www.bigwhitewall.com with you on your journey to work

    1. 1. in partnership with Online mental wellbeing service with you on your journey to work safe anonymous support
    2. 2. in partnership with Who is it for? Big White Wall is a pioneering online early intervention service that engages people who will not access traditional clinical services because of stigma attached to mental illness Dr Andrew Murrison, PPS to Andrew Lansley safe anonymous support
    3. 3. in partnership with What is the approach? to help people gain the emotional and mental resilience to enter, and remain in, work safe anonymous support
    4. 4. in partnership with Immediate access with a simple referral code to www.bigwhitewall.com How do you access it? safe anonymous support
    5. 5. in partnership with What are its services and benefits? ‘ Big White Wall ticks many boxes of the new mental health strategy’ Dr Hugh Griffiths , Acting Clinical Director for Mental Health, February 2011 ‘ Big White Wall is a great example of partnership working which is delivering an innovative and impressive service to improve access to mental health support’ Prof Morris-Thompson, NHS London safe anonymous support
    6. 6. in partnership with What difference has it made? Commissioned by PCTs and GPs for patients; the Department of Health and Ministry of Defence for veterans and serving personnel; employers for their staff; colleges for their students safe anonymous support
    7. 7. in partnership with <ul><li>What types of outcomes does it report on? </li></ul><ul><li>Socio demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns of use </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Service utility in finding and performing at work </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I’ve been using BWW for two and a half years now. I started using it at a time of crisis, which included lots of thoughts of suicide. I was finding it difficult to manage my distress and still keep a responsible position at work; I feared that I could end up on long term sick or have to give up work. Using the site has helped me to reduce anxiety, stress and feelings of isolation. It has enabled me to feel connected to others who have emotional issues and has given me an opportunity to be part of a helping community. I believe it has also supported me to manage my diabetes and related conditions in positive ways. I have not visited my GP for stress, anxiety or depression once since I started using BWW, nor have I taken any medication for depression related symptoms: nor have I had a day off work that reason.’ </li></ul>safe anonymous support
    8. 8. in partnership with What does it cost? <ul><li>£7 per month per person excl VAT for 24/7 unlimited access </li></ul><ul><li>£100 per referral agency excl VAT for online training/materials </li></ul><ul><li>Average length of use is 5-6 months </li></ul><ul><li>Advance bulk purchase of licences activated via a code </li></ul><ul><li>Payment is only made for those who engage </li></ul><ul><li>Cost includes reports on outcomes </li></ul>safe anonymous support
    9. 9. in partnership with What do others say about us? See member ‘Paul’ on BBC London News talking about Big White Wall http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9131000/9131652.stm safe anonymous support
    10. 10. in partnership with What is it all about? supporting our members, who post bricks like these, into work safe anonymous support

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