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Ethnic Inequalities in Mental Health

16 April 2014

Consultation report published. The aim of the consultation was to inform the programme of work currently being developed by Lankelly Chase and its partners to promote lasting positive change in the field of ethnic inequalities and mental health. A key concern is the conituned over-representation of people from some black and minority ethnic communities at the ‘hard’ end of services.

Read the full report here.

Mental health service users launch healthwatch guide

14 March 2014

NSUN has launched our new Mental Healthwatch handbook designed to help local communities improve mental health together.

Experts by experience provided chapters on areas like conducting ‘enter and view’ visits of mental health services and talked through the guidance at the launch.

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Vacancies with the Disability Action Alliance Steering Group

7 April 2014

The Disability Action Alliance (DAA) Steering Group is made up of member organisations from all sectors – half of the members are disabled people’s user led organisations, and the other half is split between public, private and voluntary, community and faith sectors.

The DAA is now looking to expand and refresh the Steering Group with 5 vacancies.

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Leicester mental health service users engage with police

29 March 2014

Leicestershire Chief Constable Simon Cole was so impressed with Leicester service users’ presentations on their mental health experiences that he has asked them to come and talk to Police officers about how they could better deal with distressed people.

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Standards for involvement report nearing completion

29 March 2013

The National Involvement Project has been developing and refining national standards for involvement called 4PI and a report is due to be published early this year.

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Mental health involvement in policy and language guides completed

29 March 2014

The National Involvement Project has finalised its Guide on Service User Involvement in Policy and Language of Mental Health Guide.

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