A Mental Health campaign was launched at Delegates Assembly on 7th February 2016 with the following goals:
Short term goals
- Notebooks to keep treatment history, diagnoses and symptoms. Goal agreed in September 2017: Notebook to be trialed by 50 participants, with feedback received from 50% and reported in April 2018.
- IAPT option of Face to Face Assessments. Goal refined in September 2017 to: 50 referees to be offered the Face-to-face option and half of those to provide feedback to be reported in April 2018.
Medium term goals
- Self-Harm Training
- Shortening discharge times
- Replace the word “sectioning” for 24-hour observations
- Peer Support Groups
Long term goals
- Urgent care centre replacing A&E
- CPNs in all GP surgeries
- Crisis card “passport” for MH presentations
- Day hospitals and weekend service to offer support.
Following meetings with Tyrone Blackford-Swaries, Director of MK Mental Health Services, the team reviewed these initial goals in September 2017.
At the Delegates Assembly in February 2018, the following goals were approved:
- Notebook trials in Summer 2018 with 70 participants and evaluation with 35.
- IAPT surveys in Spring 2018 with 30 respondents from each of the Muslim and LGBT+ communities.
The campaign team members are:
- Helen Pritchard, Q:alliance (acting leader)
- Brett Farrier-Smith, MK YMCA
- Gail Hawks, Healthwatch MK
- Janet Dawe, The Mix
- Karen Trethewey, MK Quaker Meeting
- Jill Boynton, Church of Christ the Cornerstone
- Tess Price, Church of Christ the Cornerstone.
The team welcomes new members. If you would like further information, please contact the campaign leader.