Supporting Mental Health Service User and Carer Involvement on Teesside

An event for service provider and commissioner organisations

Monday 26th October 2015, 1.45 – 4.15pm
Mind Community Hall, 90-92 Lothian Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 2QX

This event is aimed at mental health organisations on Teesside who are committed to involving service users in improving, developing and coproducing services. It will be chaired by NEMHDU (North East Mental Health Development Unit) and a range of perspectives on the value user involvement can add to services.
Members of organisations who are interested in developing user and carer involvement are welcome to book a place or to find out more by contacting Catherine Haigh at


1.45pm Arrival and registration

2pm Welcome and introduction

2.05pm The value of service user and carer involvement in improving service quality – a commissioner perspective – Simon Gregory, Chief Finance Officer and Governing Body Lead for Mental Health, South Tees CCG

2.15pm The value of user and carer involvement in improving service quality – a provider perspective – Emma Howitt, Chief Executive, Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind

2.25pm Involvement, recovery and empowerment: my story – Peter Burgess, Expert by Experience, TEWV NHS Foundation Trust

2.35pm Developing and supporting involvement on Teesside – Catherine Haigh, Project Development Officer, Voices for Choices

2.45pm Models for service user involvement (the importance of independent support) – Alisdair Cameron, Team Leader – Launchpad

2.55pm Break

3.10pm ` Workshop – How can we support service user and carer involvement? –by MVDA

3.55pm Feedback and close

‘Voices for Choices’ is a project funded by South Tees CCG and hosted by Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind to develop mental health service user and carer involvement on Teesside.

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