Hi guys. Please can you to get in touch with your local CCGs and stress the below as vital importance for services to get with the times? As they are hindering patients' survival they have a duty of care for. Thanks.
CO-PRODUCTION IN MENTAL HEALTH - WHY EVERYBODY WINS

Posted on 20/11/2013 on MIND website

Putting service users at the heart of planning and delivering mental health services saves money and changes lives.

This blog was originally posted on the new economics foundation (nef) blog.

Putting service users at the heart of planning and delivering mental health services saves money and changes lives.

Last month a mental health nurse turned twitter activist, Helen, made a crucial point about mental health services in the UK. By providing a running tweet commentary on her own time as a patient in a mental health hospital she highlighted the powerlessness and alienation often experienced by people within the system.

But what if the firsthand knowledge and insights held by service users like Helen could be harnessed to not only improve, but help deliver our mental health services?


Today we’re launching a new report, commissioned by Mind, the mental health charity, which explores the potential of co-production to do just this.
You can read the report here: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-sup ... e-kWOt4WrV