In other words: a review of searching for a rose garden
- by Nicky Hayward, a straight-talking conversational-style writer, mental health commentator, blogger and activist.
NDTI People's Voice launch talk
An event to launch the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) ‘People’s Voice’ resources at the House of Lords on 20th July 2016 was attended by Sarah Yiannoullou, NSUN’s Managing Director and Sarah Carr, NSUN’s Vice Chair. Sarah Carr gave a short speech to launch the mental health co-production resources she’d helped to write. Read more
NSUN members action needed to save Number Ten
The Number Ten project is a service user led initiative based in Hounslow.
It is last of its kind, the Hounslow area having seen three similar projects forced into closure due to funding cuts and location redevelopment. Please show your solidarity with other user led projects by
taking three steps online.
Support and sign up to 4Pi, the National Involvement Standards
Developed and produced by people with experience of mental ill health, 4Pi (which stands for principles, purpose, presence, process
and impact) is a framework
for the involvement of service users and carers: in our own care, in our communities, in service delivery and evaluation and in organisational governance and strategy. Over 60 orgsanisations have already adopted the standards. To find out who they are, read case studies about 4Pi in practice, and get the resource pack please visit here.
4Pi is cited in Chapter One of the Taskforce report
(Getting the Foundations Right) as a framework to use to ‘help ensure services or interventions are accessible and appropriate for people of all backgrounds, ages and experience’ (p 25). 4Pi is also recommended as good practice to draw on for CQC to inspect ‘the quality of co-production in individual care planning, carer involvement and in working in partnership with communities to develop and improve mental health services’. It remains the only initiative developed by people using services and carers in the plan’ (p75).