NSAB March 2023

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New Notts 85258 mental health text messaging service

This month, Nottinghamshire Healthcare, alongside partners across the Integrated Care System, has launched a new texting messaging service to support people with mental health issues.

As a system, we have teamed up with mental health charity Mental Health Innovations to launch free and confidential mental health support 24/7, through the charity’s text messaging support service Shout.

Anyone living in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire can now text the word Notts 85258 to be connected to a trained Shout volunteer. It’s a 24/7 service and volunteers can help with issues such as anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression and suicidal thoughts.

The conversation, which takes place entirely by text message, aims to help the texter reach a calmer place with a plan to move forward. It will also signpost them to further support available locally. This new service is an excellent addition to talking therapies services available across Nottinghamshire and Notts Healthcare’s urgent mental health support offer, which includes a 24/7 crisis line and crisis sanctuaries.

Find out more about Shout

Carers Support


Social isolation is both a risk and an impact factor for people caring for others. Carers may be socially isolated because of their caring role and the impact it has on them. They may experience abuse from the cared for person and this increases their social isolation. Further, they may be unwilling or unable to talk about it.

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member, who due to illness; disability; substance misuse or a mental health need, cannot cope without their support. A young carer is someone under 18 who does this. Local authorities have clear responsibilities towards carers.

Caring can be very rewarding. However, taking on the responsibilities of caring can have a major impact on an individual’s life, often leading to isolation and exhaustion. For adult carers it can impact on their ability to work and may lead to ill health and for young carers it can hold back their educational progress and limit their social development.

As carers play a valuable role in safeguarding, it is vital that they are supported in their role, either through a referral to the Local Authority for a Carers Assessment, or via a referral to the respective organisations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire which provide advice and support for carers.

Information regarding local and national support for carers is available via the following links:

Free Carers Roadshow 2023 Dates

All venues start at 10am & finish at 2pm and offer FREE Support/Advice for ALL VULNERABLE PEOPLE

There will be 400 Stalls Populated by 94+ Local Organisations and Charities Dealing with a range of different Health and Social Care Issues.


  • Fri 12 at Newark Market Place NG24 1DU
  • Wed 17 at Riverside Health Centre Bulwell NG6 8QJ
  • Fri 19 at Mary Potter Health Centre Hyson Green NG7 5HY


  • Wed 7 at St Ann’s Valley Health Centre NG3 3GG
  • Fri 16 at Mansfield Market Place NG18 1HX
  • Thurs 22 at Hucknall Market Place NG15 7AX
  • Fri 23 at Cornerstone Health Centre Clifton NG11 8EW


  • Wed 5 at Riverside Health Centre Bulwell NG6 8QJ
  • Fri 7 at Mary Potter Health Centre Hyson Green NG7 5HY
  • Mon 10 at Sutton-in-Ashfield Market Place NG17 1BA
  • Thurs 13 at Retford Market Place DN22 6HB
  • Fri 14 at Worksop Market Place S80 1JA
  • Fri 12 at Kirkby-in-Ashfield Market Place NG17 7BQ


  • Wed 2 at Lark in the Park West Bridgford NG2 6AT
  • Thurs 3 at Hucknall Market Place NG15 7AX
  • Thurs 10 at Kings Mill Hospital Mansfield NG17 4JL
  • Wed 16 at St Ann’s Valley Health Centre NG3 3GG
  • Fri 18 at Cornerstone Health Centre Clifton NG11 8EW
  • Wed 23 at Arnold Market, Eagle Square NG5 7EL


Email: trevorclower@hotmail.com for more information.

Emergency Alerts

National Emergency

What are Emergency Alerts?

The new Emergency Alerts service will be live from March 19, and you should expect to receive a test message on that day. The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone if their lives are at risk in an emergency. The service will be used to warn you about life-threatening emergencies such as severe flooding. 

What will the alert look and sound like?

An Emergency Alert looks and sounds very different to other types of messages such as SMS ‘text messages’. You’ll know if you get an Emergency Alert because you’ll hear a loud, siren-like sound and your phone will use a distinct vibration. A message will appear on your screen until you acknowledge it.

For more information on the Emergency Alerts service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/alerts

Understanding Safeguarding Concerns Training

This course is aimed at those responsible for making Adult Safeguarding Referrals within your organisation based in Nottinghamshire County, as detailed in the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults procedure for raising a concern and referring [PDF]

See available dates and book online

Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board Meeting Summary – January 2023

  • The Board met virtually on 11 January 2023, and the meeting was chaired for the first time by Scott MacKechnie
  • The Chief Executive Officer of Broxtowe Borough Council gave the “Voice of the Service User” presentation in relation to homelessness in the districts and the work being undertaken to engage with individuals
  • The Chief Officer of the Integrated Care Board gave a presentation on the Integrated Care Strategy and Winter Planning
  • Updates were provided in relation to the recent work of the Learning and Development Sub-Group, the Quality Assurance Sub-Group (including Safeguarding Data), and the Safeguarding Adults Review Sub-Group
  • A representative of the Integrated Care Board gave an update on a working group set up to provide assurances to the NSAB further to a Panorama Report on the Edenfield Centre Mental Health Unit
  • The Board’s Chair gave an update some of the work he has undertaken since taking on the role, including work around transitional safeguarding