Viewpoint is a user involvement charity in Hertfordshire for people with mental health or drug and alcohol problems
It is essential that the people who use or who have used mental health or drug and alcohol services are enabled to help make positive changes to them.
The experience and expertise which can be gained can help commissioners and providers to make the biggest difference in peoples’ lives.
Viewpoint achieves this in a variety of ways including:
- Service user representation
- Local forums and meetings
- Specialist workshops
- Surveys and online media
We provide support to our members to use their experience in the most positive way, drawing on their abilities to ensure we are user led.
Come to one of our meetings and get involved
We hold local forums and meetings to take service user views and suggestions to mental health service providers.
Meetings take place regularly, in locations across Hertfordshire and give you a chance to meet with other people with similar experiences so that you can discuss your views and ideas about the services you receive.
Meetings are supported by a project worker or service user representative and we can help with travel costs to enable you to attend.
Find useful information and share your opinions
It’s our aim for people to be informed about what support they can get and we strongly advocate the use of peer support in doing this.
The views and ideas which you share with Viewpoint are raised at the various meetings and groups that staff and members attend. Click here to learn more about the mental health meetings or drug and alcohol meetings we attend.
You can also check out our Jargon Buster here.
To start off, take a look at the Have your say section and give us your views.
Need help or advice right now?
If you are in need of help right now, visit the information page for your local mental health services.
Get involved in our Have Your Say section
This section is where you can find out about the latest discussions and topics concerning mental health or drug and alcohol problems.
Viewpoint staff will post specific topics to gather your views or you can contact us and suggest your own topics.