4Pi national involvement standards

Developed by people with lived experience as part of the National Involvement Partnership (NIP) project, the 4Pi National Standards ensure effective co-production, thus really improving experiences of services and support.

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Mental Health Act (MHA) review

The Queen’s Speech included the statement above which appeared to commit to working ‘towards a new Mental Health Act’, with a review of the current legislation and the implementation of the Act on the ground. We see this as an opportunity to strongly advocate for a rights-based Mental Health Act and investment above and beyond NHS provided services.

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Involvement Workers

The service user involvement workers peer support and development group was established September 2009. This was in response to requests from members to provide support to people who are in a professional role as a direct result of their own personal mental health experiences.

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CPA and Recovery

This study was set up by the Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with NSUN, and was conducted by Dorothy Gould, the project lead, and Sarah Yiannoullou, NSUN’s Managing Director. The study explored how effective service users find the Care Programme Approach in promoting recovery as they understand it.

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Healthy lives

Healthy Lives Project Improving physical health services for people diagnosed with serious mental illnesses

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Unlocking Service User Involvement Practice in Forensic Settings

NSUN commissioned WISH to conduct a review of involvement practice in forensic settings.

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Commissioning

NSUN seeks to improve service user involvement by supporting people with lived experience to gain proper input into the commissioning of services they use.

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CQC Mental Health Act annual report advisory group

CQC are producing a Mental Health Act Annual Report and a 5 year plan & are taking a more inclusive approach. The purpose of the group is to provide expertise & experience to inform the approach & scope of the report, advise on themes & presentation & dissemination of the final report.

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All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence (APPG for PDD) is a cross-party parliamentary group dedicated to persuading government, government departments and relevant public and medical bodies to reduce the individual and social harms associated with the injudicious and over use of prescribed psychoactive medications.

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