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Best Life Wellbeing Network- Your Voice in Mental Health Services

The overall aim of the Best Life Wellbeing Network is to enable, encourage and support the people of Cumbria who have lived experience of mental health issues, their families and supporters, to become involved and influence the way in which mental health and wellbeing services are planned, commissioned, and provided in Cumbria.

As part of the Best Life Wellbeing Network we have set up the Cumbria Mental Health Service User and Carer Forum.

Cumbria Mental Health Service User and Carer Forum (CMHSUCF)

The purpose of the Cumbria Mental Health Service User and Carer Forum is to bring together a range of people who have recent experience of mental health services.  Representatives of the Forum will attend the Cumbria Mental Health Partnership Group to provide feedback about the current experience of those using mental health services, and help identify areas for improvement.

The Cumbria Mental Health Service User and Carer Forum works with the Cumbria Mental Health Partnership Group to oversee the delivery of the Cumbria Mental Health Strategy, and to ensure that the people of Cumbria have the right services and support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers.

Objectives

  • To provide feedback to the Cumbria Mental Health Partnership Group about the current experiences of those using mental health services in Cumbria.
  • To work with the Cumbria Mental Health Partnership Group to oversee the development, implementation and continuous review of the Cumbria Mental Health Strategy.
  • To work with the Cumbria Mental Health Partnership Group to ensure national policies and best practice are delivered across all providers of mental health services.
  • To work with the Cumbria Mental Health Partnership Group to help identify the priorities for improvement.
  • Provide opportunities for mental health service users, carers and families to have a voice and be listened to, liaising with, and influencing CPFT and Cumbria Provider Forum
  • The agenda of the Cumbria Mental Health Service User and Carer Forum will be informed by the work of the Cumbria Mental Health Partnership Group.
  • To respond to, and act on, issues of specific concern expressed by Forum members with the appropriate provider.
  • To ensure that the views expressed by, and on behalf of, the Forum have been discussed and agreed by the Forum

 

If you are a Mental Health Service User or Carer and would like to find out more information on how to be part of the Forum then please contact Elaine Ralph – john@peoplefirstcumbria.co.uk or telephone 01228 550696.

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