Spot the Signs - Save a Life workshops 10th Sept

Spot the Signs & Save a Life campaign would like to invite the general public, including service users and carers, for a free 2 hour workshop in Stevenage and Watford on World Suicide Prevention Day falling on the 10th of September 2016. Alongside the workshops, we would like to invite all individuals and organisations to join our online thunderclap campaign (via Twitter, Facebook or Tumbler) to raise awareness and break the stigma around suicide.

Please could you kindly disseminate this to any individuals you feel would be interested. If you would like to advertise our workshops/ online media campaign, please do not hesitate to use the attached posters. The focus of our workshops will be to bust myths, signs of suicide and depression and to advise of the referral process in Hertfordshire. Individuals can sign up to our workshops via Eventbrite.

 Workshops

  Stevenage:

Venue: The Healthy Hub, Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 1LZ

Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon

Watford:

Venue: Wellbeing Centre, 501 St Albans Road, Watford, Herts, WD24 7RZ

Time: 14:00pm – 16:00pm

You can sign up via Eventbrite or email spotthesigns@hpft.nhs.uk.

Social Media

You can join our thunderclap campaign by visiting https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/45592-spotthesignswspd16. Tweet us or keep up to date on the day by following our hashtag #SpottheSignsWSPD16.

Spot The Signs, Save a Life is a Hertfordshire suicide prevention campaign, launched by Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust working in partnership with Mind in Mid Herts and Hertfordshire Mind Network – to find out more about this campaign please click here www.hpft.nhs.uk/spot-the-signs.                           

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

Charuni Perera, Project Co-ordinator: Spot The Signs, Save a Life Campaign, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, 99 Waverley Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5TL

Mobile Number: 07789 747275         

Email: charuni.perera@hpft.nhs.uk  (Working Days: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8am – 4:00pm) 

Please visit this website to learn more about suicide prevention: http://www.hpft.nhs.uk/spot-the-signs/

HPFT Involvement Opportunity - Interview Panel

Dear Service Users and Carers

We would like a representative on the interview panel for Modern Matron interviews for West SBU acute inpatients on Wednesday 10th June 1pm-5pm & Friday 12th June 12 - 5pm

at The Colonnades, Beaconsfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 8YE.

I can confirm that involvement payments can be offered for the above involvement opportunity and support will be offered with travel expenses.  Please note, however, in order for payments to be made you will have to be put on the Trust payroll.  It is also important to point out that involvement payments can affect your benefits – please contact your local Jobcentre Plus for advice about this.   

 Photo ID required.

If you are interested please contact me.  

Kind regards

Karen Reed

HPFT Involvement Team

Customer Inclusion & Engagement

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

01923 892665 (Mon – Wed)

involvement@hpft.nhs.uk

HPFT Involvement Opportunity - Interview Panel

Dear Service users and Carers,

We would like a representative on the interview panel for a  Medical Director on 19/06/2015 9am to 5pm, at The Colonnades, Beaconsfield Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8YE.

I can confirm that involvement payments can be offered for the above involvement opportunity and support will be offered with travel expenses.  Please note, however, in order for payments to be made you will have to be put on the Trust payroll.  It is also important to point out that involvement payments can affect your benefits – please contact your local Jobcentre Plus for advice about this.   

If you are interested please contact me.  

Kind regards,

 Karen Reed

 HPFT Involvement Team

Customer Inclusion & Engagement

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

 01923 892665 (Mon – Wed)

involvement@hpft.nhs.uk

HPFT Peer Support and Carers Support Training‏

Dear All,

Just a brief reminder regarding the up and coming training.  We have an information introduction day scheduled for this 20th May 2015, and additional dates as below.

The details are as follows for the Peer Support Worker training for Carers and Service Users: - 

Information sessions for those interested in taking part will be held on 20th May at the Colonnades, Hatfield – from 10 – 12 for Service Users and from 1 – 3 for Carers.

Carer Peer Support Training will take place on 18th and 23rd June and 2nd July – at the Colonnades, Hatfield.  This is bespoke training designed specifically for carers who are interested in Peer Support Work.

Service User Peer Support Training will take place on 15th, 23rd, 28th July, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th August and 3rd September – again at the Colonnades.  This training is accredited by Middlesex University.

Undertaking the training will not necessarily lead to peer support roles within HPFT – but we know from previous cohorts that it has been very much valued by them (and also very enjoyable!).  Some of the attendees have gone on to employment with us or with other organisations as peer workers.

There will places for up to 20 service users and 20 carers to take part – and we are also planning to repeat the courses later in the year.

If you are interested and would like to be booked on to the training course, please email me back with the details of your name (or attendees name), email address and contact details so I can add all the prospective trainees onto our list. 

If you require transport or any requirements or have a query please kindly email me Michelle.Mckenzie@hpft.nhs.net

Kind regards,

Michelle McKenzie

Adult Involvement Project Support Worker

Customer Inclusion & Engagement Team

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Eric Shepherd Unit, Woodside Rd, Abbots Langley, Herts WD5 0HT

01923 892665

Michelle.Mckenzie@hpft.nhs.net