Some of the opportunities CBUG supports are one-off activities like tendering panels, staff recruitment and focus groups but we also have some which involve a more regular commitment.
Opportunities which involve regular commitment
Would you like to represent mental health service users at meetings with other service users and professionals?
- Acute Division Quality Forum: Opportunity for 2 service users
The meetings take place on the first Weds of every month: 9.30-11am. Lived experience of care in the acute setting is desirable. The representative will feedback to the main group.
- Newsletter contributions:
- Service User Alliance: Opportunity for 1 CBUG member
This meeting,at St Pancras Hospital is a space for representatives of different service user groups to come together and share news and opportunities and feed back on services. Meetings take place roughly every 4-6 weeks on a Friday afternoon 2-4pm.
- Highgate User Forum: Opportunity for 1 Patients Council member
Islington Borough User Group (IBUG) chair this meeting on a Thursday 2-4.30pm every 3 months. Service users, inpatients and Trust professionals attend and feedback is given about patients council. Open to all.
We rotate these roles regularly to allow fairness and for the different opportunities to be available to as many people as possible, and be flexible to individuals personal circumstances. If you are interested in any of the roles please contact Katja@advocacyproject.org.uk.
The Side by Side Network
The User-Led Involvement Network for C&I NHS Trust.
In 2016 The Side-by-Side Network was created to give people who use mental health services the opportunity to communicate their experiences. This is our chance to have our say and to make a real difference. The Trust will listen to you and together we will better understand what works and what doesn’t, and use this knowledge to constantly improve services. The network is user-led, and works in coproduction with C&I staff. You can sign up to the mailing list here: https://tinyurl.com/joinourside You can also follow us on Twitter @Byyrside. Tweets are by service users, and do not necessarily represent the positions of C&I NHS Trust, CBUG or The Advocacy Project. https://www.candi.nhs.uk/sidebyside