The first phase of this detailed plan is to focus on how people access our mental health services and how this can be improved. To do this, we will be focusing on East Hampshire and the Portsmouth area - although the approach will be used for similar work in other areas, tailored to each locality.
We are planning a series of four workshops, starting at the end of April. We'd like these workshops to have involvement from staff, alongside those with lived experience, either as a patient, close family or friend of a patient.
The dates and venues for the workshops (which will run from 9.00am to 5.00pm each day) are:
- Monday 30th April to Friday 4th May 2018. Venue: John Pounds Centre, 23 Queen Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HN
- Monday 14th to Friday 18th May 2018. Venue: Havant Rugby Football Club, Fraser Road, Havant PO9 3EJ
- Monday 4th to Friday 8th June 2018. Venue: Petersfield Rugby Football Club, Penns Place, Petersfield GU31 4EP
- Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th June 2018. Venue: Gosport Community Association and Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX
If you'd be interested in attending one of these workshops or getting involved, contact Dean Garrett or Klara Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07971 705455 before the end of March.
If you're unable to attend one of the workshops, but would still like to get involved, we'd really appreciate your input in other equally important ways. We're planning to set up a focus group for those of you who either use Facebook or are happy to be contacted by email. Focus group participants wouldn’t be required to attend the workshops but, during the four weeks that the workshops run, summaries from each day would be shared with you for your thoughts and feedback, to ensure your voice is still heard.
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