People with lived experience of Mental Health services and their families have launched an important survey.
The Stakeholder Participation Group which includes Angus Voice members brought about the Independent Inquiry into Mental Health services in Tayside which resulted in the subsequent report by David Strang ‘Trust and Respect’. One year on Angus Voice, Plus Perth and members of the Stakeholders Participation group aim to find out what is happening regarding services across Tayside.
This will serve as a blueprint they hope when the new Mental Health Strategy ‘Living Life Well’ just about to be launched by NHS Tayside is being developed.
Colin McMillan, Chair of Angus Voice gives his perspective. “Members of Angus Voice are delighted to be part of this anonymous survey produced in conjunction with Plus Perth, members of the Stakeholders Participation group and Angus Voice.
This survey is being created as a result of the Independent Inquiry into Mental Health services and the subsequent report ‘Trust and Respect’ and its 51 recommendations for change. We are hoping that people will take the short time to fill in the survey here online or paper copies can be requested by telephoning 07462 026879. This will help ensure that services are fit for purpose for them, their families and friends and others in the future. Thank you for your help”.
The survey will run until 11th April and a report will be written from the results which will be published on this website.
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Together, as a collective advocacy, we aim to support & represent what matters to you; the Angus community.
What is Angus Voice?
Angus Voice represents the views and experiences of people in Angus who heave mental health problems.
Angus Voice is for and led by people who have personal experience of accessing mental health services. The aim is to build the capacity and involvement of people who use mental health services. It enables us to contribute to improving the services that affect us. The project does this by building partnerships and challenging stigma and discrimination.
What’s Going On In Your Area?
We have established a regular forum groups in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose.
Please get in touch with us if you are interested in getting involved.
Why is Angus Voice Important?
People with direct experience of mental health problems have a unique perspective and expertise. Collective advocacy is an opportunity to harness this expertise and use it to benefit and influence the ways in which mental health services in Angus are developed and run, to educate professionals and the public, and to empower and influence individual members’ lives.