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December News Bulletin Read all about it in our latest newsletterincluding: Read Graham's Talk and 29 October workshop report. This event followed on from our Mary O'Hagan workshop in May, see 14 May feedback reportand we explored the resources, training and networks that enable the involvement of users and carers in mental health service planning and provision.
September The Triangle of Care: The guide emphasises the need for better local strategic involvement of carers and families in the care- planning and treatment of people experiencing mental ill-health and calls for better partnership working between service users, their carers and providers of services in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.
The Arrangements document gives various information about the rationale for the award's development, aims, delivery, learning materials etc. It is encouraging to note the referencing of the strengths model pioneered at the University of Kansas and Shery Mead's website MentalHealthPeers.
Chrys Muirhead facilitated and was supported by a volunteer who lives in the Levenmouth area. It was encouraging to welcome friends from Fife, Glasgow, Dumbarton and Dumfries, many of them people who are working in a peer support role and promoting the model in their areas.
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The sharing of experience and information was positive for everyone present. Friends joined us from the Dundee, Perth and Falkirk areas, sharing experiences of involvement from a service user and carer perspective.
Mary spoke of her own experiences using services and of being a leader with others in the planning and provision of services, challenging tokenism and setting agendas rather than fitting in with decisions already made. It is hoped to have follow-up meetings, an opportunity to encourage and share experience s.
See Mary's website and 14 May Feedback Report. Caledonia Clubhouse Falkirk Visit The visit arranged to the Caledonia Clubhouse in Falkirk went well, visitors were inspired by the member-led model and asked lots of appropriate questions. Thanks to Alison Ferguson, Manager, and her team for their warm welcome and hosting the visit.
There were comments about how they could not differentiate between members and paid workers, the benefits of the open door policy where people can access all areas of the Clubhouse and how everyone takes part in activities, from reception work to preparing meals to learning IT skills and having a work placement or transitional employment.
Peter wrote With Inclusion in Mindthe local authority's role in promoting wellbeing and social development.
In November Fife Council held an event to introduce this guidance, attended by local representatives from mental health groups, also facilitated by Peter Bates. Chrys Muirhead had presented at this event on her experience of recovery and getting back into the community.
Thanks to Billy Moyes, Contact Point, for the use of their meeting room and refreshments. We have added to our committee and gained supporters with a wide range of experience, skills and insight. We all learnt more about each other and our own strengths. It helps us look at what we are like when well, what we do on a regular basis to keep well, and action plans for coping with triggers, things that happen and are outwith our control.
The crisis plan is a document that can be included in the Advance Statement and shared with supporters who may be friends, colleagues or family.
There are also articles on peer support, WRAP and recovery, news about funding and quotes courtesy of the Pathways to Recovery workbook from the the University of Kansas.
October United We Stand 14 October More than 80 people joined us at Elmwood College, Cupar, on 14 October at our mental health networking event United We Stand, demonstrating that there is strength in unity and the importance of having a voice and making a difference.
Graham Morgan MBE, keynote speaker, inspired delegates as he described the work of the Highland Users Group, mentioning the importance of 'fair and just lives' and the 'solidarity of a shared bond'.
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