This message was sent to us from Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):
Would you like to join the Mental Health Service User and Carer Working Group in Camden? If so, please fill out the application form on this link before the 29th September:
It will take 10-15 minutes to complete. It’s possible to save your form halfway through, and come back to it later, if you like.
The Guardian have published an opinion piece by someone who does not have lived experience of mental health problems, but who attended a mindfulness class. You can read the article here.
What do you think?
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is running the second ever National Co-production Week in July!
Click here to read an article by Tina Coldham, SCIE’s Co-production Network chair
The National Co-production Week 2017 will take place between 3-7 July. It will celebrate the benefits of co-production, share good practice and highlight the contribution of people who use services and carers to developing better public services.
To find out more visit the website here
Consented is publishing a quarterly print magazine and the first issue focuses on mental health and the ways in which our mental well-being is affected by our day to day interactions with the world around us, looking at addiction, race, gender, the body and more through personal narratives, essays, comics, poetry and art. See the website here: http://www.consented.co.uk/write-for-us/
Women’s edition with interviews & articles by/with Angela Mcnab, Allegra Lynch, Frances Hasler, Marjorie Wallace, Ruth Appleton & Bala Patel. Plus an article by CBUG lead Romano Cesare, newsletter editor Christopher Mason, information about Camden carers, charities that run holidays and more!
Click here to read!
This winter the Royal Free is not providing night-time cover for the mental health liaison service between 9pm and 8am, which it has provided over the last 2 years. This will have devastating effects for some of the most vulnerable people in London over Christmas.
You can find more information about the closure in this letter from Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust:
Please sign the Service User Alliance (SUA) petition on 38Degrees to help us try to get the service back:
The CQC has released their report “Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2015/16” our on the use of the Mental Health Act (MHA), which looks at how providers are caring for patients, and whether patient’s rights are being protected.
You can read the whole report here
Or you can see the summaries and charts on the website here.