Event date: 03/05/2017
News date: 21 Apr
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Speaking up about what you want can be especially difficult if you are experiencing mental health problems - communication can be harder, and your confidence may be low.
But it is important that you are allowed to get your views across about the support you receive from health and social care professionals, and that you receive the kind of support you need when you need it.
The Westminster Mental Health Forum gives people in Westminster the chance to speak up in confidence and get their views heard.
The Forum is an independent group of people who experience mental health problems, either now or in the past, and who live in Westminster. You can be receiving support from your GP, or in another primary health care setting, or through an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies IAPT service, Recovery Team or any other health setting. The Forum aims to offer local people a voice to ensure that mental health services meet local people's needs.
It is open to anyone in Westminster - regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, etc.
You can join if you:
Meetings are held monthly in the morning at Westminster Mind's offices. They're friendly, jargon-free and finish with a sandwich lunch (optional).
If you'd like to find out more about the Westminster Forum and how to join, then we'd love to hear from you! Contact:-
Barbara Riddell, Service User Group Co-ordinatorWestminster MindRadstock House - 5 Eccleston StLondonSW1W 9LXTel: 0207 259 8100Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Different Voices is an inpatient mental health user involvement initiative at The Advocacy Project. Their aim is to help people who use mental health services in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea to be involved in influencing and improving services.
You can get involved in the following ways:
Different Voices recognise that not all people wish to participate in group work or meetings. You can also be involved on a one-to-one basis to make sure your views are heard.
You can be involved in a way that suits you - you could be a short-term participant or a regular member. The project is flexible so that you can participate according to your ability, interest and availability.
The project is for people who have used inpatient mental health services in Westminster or Kensington and Chelsea and want to have a say and improve these services.
Please contact the User Involvement Workers at The Advocacy Project on 020 8969 3000