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Supporting Experts by Experience To Have A Say
Many people feel that they do not have a voice about the mental health services they receive; this is your chance to have your say.
Led by the Mental Health Empowerment Co-ordinator, this work involves ensuring that mental health Experts by Experience are involved in strategic planning and decision making structures; are supported to shape the services that they receive; are involved in the Staff Recruitment Process; Staff Training and the Monitoring and Evaluation of Services.
Having Your Say
There are a number of ways you can become involved with the planning, design and delivery of Mental Health Services in Wolverhampton some examples are listed below:
Mental Health User Action Group
An opportunity for Experts by Experience to get involved in the planning, and decision making of Mental Health Services. Representatives from this group are elected to serve on the Local Implementation Team, a group made up of professionals, providers, service users and carers who meet every other month to discuss mental health services.
Women’s Mental Health Strategy Group
A chance for women to have their say about Mental Health Services.
Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Task Group
A chance for people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities to have their say about Mental Health Services.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Task Group
A chance for people from LGBT communities to have their say about Mental Health Services.
Employment and Day Services
A chance for people to discuss employment opportunities and day services for people who have experience of mental health services in Wolverhampton
R.E.N.E.W. Research and Evaluation Network
A user led research group, who are currently working on a review of inpatient services provided at Penn Hospital.
The opportunity to get involved in the recruitment of staff.
Acute Care Forum
This meeting focuses on the services provided at Penn Hospital and by Home Treatment, The Recovery House and the Crisis Intervention Team. There is also an opportunity to carry out independent ward visits with the Empowerment Co-ordinator.
Learning New Skills
On-going support is offered to support you and your group:
Training The Trainer
Training support and supervision is offered to individuals who get involved, if you would like to know more about any of the above and how you can have a say about the services you receive please contact the Mental Health Empowerment Co-ordinator on the number below:
Mental Health Empowerment Co-ordinator
Tel: 01902 328978