The Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW) has revamped its website on Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

The website meets WCAG 2.2 guidelines – a triple AAA standard that enables persons with disabilities to access the website just like anyone else.

The platform facilitates direct user-guide interaction, providing an option to customise guides, and save personalised versions – enabling individuals to tailor content to suit their unique needs and preferences.

An alarming one in six people journey through mental illness at some point in their life, with depression and anxiety leading the statistics.

It underscores the necessity of having clear, accurate, and up-to-date resources that are easy to utilise.

CNTW's acclaimed self-help guides traverse a wide spectrum of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and stress.

Authored by NHS clinical psychologists with contributions from service users and healthcare staff, the guides employ verified information and provide aids to navigate emotions effectively.

The Trust doesn't stop at a website revamp, it also offers guides in audio, British Sign Language and Easy Read formats.

Plus, the purchase of a guide supports the SHINE fund - a charity dedicated to enhancing the experiences of CNTW service users.