WY-FI Project Newsletter - January 2020
Beneficiary Numbers
(as of 31st December 2019)
800 - the target number of beneficiaries the WY-FI project aims to work with by 2020
822 - the actual number of beneficiaries we've worked with
86 -  the number of beneficiaries currently on active caseload
Introduction from Sue Northcott, WY-FI Programme Manager
Happy New Year, and decade, and welcome to the January issue of the WY-FI Newsletter. This month, the second #seethefullpicture campaign has been launched by the National Lottery Community Fund's Fulfilling Lives programme. 
We're proud to be part of the campaign again, which is petitioning for change to ensure that mental health support is available to everyone - including those experiencing addiction. We've provided more information, as well as the link to the petition, in this newsletter. 

Linked to the campaign is a new report out from the Fulfilling Lives Programme, which explores the barriers to mental health support for people facing addiction, as well as recommendations for how change can be achieved. 

And we're delighted to announce that we've created a brand new data dashboard, providing quick and easy access to a range of beneficiary and locality data from across West Yorkshire. The Research & Evaluation Team got together to record a podcast to launch the dashboard, and you'll find links to both the podcast and the new dashboard further along in this newsletter. 
Petition for Change - #seethefullpicture
People facing addiction and mental ill-health are frequently declined mental health support until they reduce or stop their substance misuse. BUT it's often their mental ill health that's causing their substance misuse It's an impossible situation. 

We want to change this, so that people can address both issues at the same time, and you can help. Show your support and sign our petition for change, using the link below. 
Sign our petition here
Read more about the campaign
New Fulfilling Lives Report Out Now
Linked to the current #seethefullpicture campaign, is a new report from the Fulfilling Lives Programme. This new report explores the barriers that people with multiple disadvantage face when trying to access support for their mental health.

examines the response of the Fulfilling Lives partnerships and presents evidence and learning from five in-depth case studies, including one from WY-FI. 
Read the summary report
Read the full report
Read the WY-FI case study featured in the report
Road to Recovery Pop-Up Exhibit travels to Bradford 
Road to Recovery, WY-FI's Pop-Up Photography and Poetry Exhibition is travelling across West Yorkshire to Bradford. The exhibit will be in Kirkgate Market from 10-14 February 2020.  

Road to Recovery was in Calderdale back in December where it was hosted for five days in Halifax Borough Market. 
This painfully honest exhibition shows the strength of the human soul when recovering from homelessness, addiction, re-offending and mental ill health. Visitors can see and read about experiences that most humans never have to encounter – created and presented by people who have been there themselves – and recovered.
Read the full story
New WY-FI Podcast - Data Dashboard
In our third podcast, Mark Crowe, Research and Evaluation Lead, is joined by members of his team to talk about the new data dashboard that's available on the WY-FI website.
Anthony Leeman, Data Analyst at WY-FI, who led on the development of the dashboard, says “we wanted to make our data more accessible for people, as well as make it easier for our data to be shared.
"The dashboard holds data from the moment beneficiaries enter WY-FI caseload. It tracks their progress over time, as well as their exits - including any other services and/or support that were involved.
Listen to Podcast 3 - The WY-FI Dashboard
Go to the dashboard on the WY-FI website
Multi-Agency PDGs - dates for 2020
There are several Multi-Agency Practice Development Groups (PDGs) planned in 2020. 
Make an enquiry
See the full calendar of PDGs
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Fulfilling Lives: supporting people with multiple and complex needs.

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