RCGP Bright Ideas, 'Pioneer' Award winners 2019 RCGP Cluster Innovation Award winners, South Powys Cluster 2019
In 2016, Red Kite commissioned the services of the mental health charity MIND to provide in-house services across the locality for low level mental health issues. The program consists of trained practitioners working within the surgeries who patients can be directly referred in to, often the same week. A five week self-help program under the guidance of the active monitoring practitioners is undertaken and has been hugely successful in aiding patients with a range of issues, such as grief and anxiety that can be addressed early and effectively without the requirement for onward referrals. Patient feedback for this service was extremely positive with outcomes showing a reduction in the number of patients returning to their GP after completing the program. In 2018 Red Kite handed this service to Powys Teaching Healthboard who now use this alongside silvercloud as an online CBT program.