We are setting up the group to improve crisis plans so that service users will be able to say “I am supported to develop a plan for how I wish to be treated if I experience a crisis in the future and there is an agreed strategy for how this will be carried out.”
We talked about this at the York Service User Network on the 25th June and agreed that we needed another meeting so that people could give their views.
I would like to invite you to a meeting on the morning of Thursday 16th July 2015 in York, if you would like to come along, then please contact email@example.com for further details.
If you can’t come to the meeting or prefer to offer your views by email, then please see below; you can leave your responses as comments on the blog or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Co-production of Crisis Plans Group
Questions for service users
Please help us understand how to involve you to improve the way that we work with people to co-produce crisis plans.
This work should be Coproduced and Accessible. Please can you help us by answering the questions below?
- How can we improve or change how we describe what Co-production means?
- Who should attend the group?
- How should decisions be made in the group?
- What else can we do to make the work of the group a Coproduction?
- How can we improve or change how we describe what “accessible” means?
- How can we make sure the group is accessible?
- Are there any rules or standards we should agree to make the group accessible?
- Do you have any other comments?
Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust (LYPFT) Involvement Opportunity:
Co-production of Crisis Plans
We are looking for people to be part of a group focusing on improving the quality of crisis plans.
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The aim of the group is:
- To agree what ‘co-production’ means
- To agree what ‘accessible’ means
- Understand what the current crisis plans are like
- To agree what ‘good’ looks like
- Develop a plan for improvement
Expressions of interest to be part of the group are invited from:
- People who are currently accessing LYPFT mental health or learning disability services and carers
- People who have accessed LYPFT mental health or learning disability services in the last 2 years and carers
The group will be jointly led by service users and will meet monthly to start with. The group will decide its terms of reference.
If you are interested and want to find out more, please come along to:
York Service User Network Event
Thursday 25th June 2015
The Library, Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL
If you want to be involved but can’t make it to the meeting, contact:
Jeff Whiley, Locality Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 07852538247 or 01904294687
or Donna Kemp CPA Development Manager email@example.com 07985 259082
My Wellbeing and Recovery Plan
This is the new name for the CPA Care Plan as chosen by you (you can read more about Care Programme Approach here). It is due for launch on the 8th of June 2015 but what does this mean for people accessing services and for people working in mental health? Changing the name on the tin doesn’t mean the contents will taste any better, so here is an outline of what the new care plan is intended to bring (Ellie Apple is fictitious):
- A renewed focus on people’s wellbeing and recovery – This is a shift away from focusing on ‘clinical recovery’; this is about seeing people as individuals within their own life context. Supporting people to build satisfying, fulfilling and enjoyable lives with positive states of mind and body, feeling safe and able to cope, with a sense of connection with people, communities and the wider environment.
- Co-production – Service users, carer’s, supporters and care coordinators working together to develop the care plan. In days past, the care plan was a document that was written by the health care professional, filed in the persons notes and read by staff – the actual person it concerned often had no idea what was in it! The Wellbeing and Recovery Plan is intended to be developed with the person – even better if the person writes their own care plan.
- Working towards the persons goals – This sets a direction of travel with the destination defined by the person it concerns, not the service. Getting to know a person is a good way to find out what the persons goals are; talking about goals and getting a clear understanding of them is a recovery tool in itself. The Wellbeing and Recovery Plan is a place to record the goals and the plan to work towards achieving them. People’s goals don’t stop when their time with mental health services ends, indeed, people will likely only be with mental health services when their needs are greatest. Linking in with local community based support networks – family, supporters, voluntary organisations, volunteering, working, hobbies, interests etc can be vital to the person in reaching their goals and enjoying wellbeing and recovery.
- People having a copy of their care plan – Having worked together to develop the goals, the care plan and the crisis plan, the person should receive a copy of their care plan. This seems straightforward but people have said that they don’t have a copy of their care plan, so what gets in the way of this? I have a few thoughts about this here but feel free to add your own views/comments…….. Care coordinators will now be required to record the date that they shared the care plan with the person – this may be face to face (ideal!) but might be posted out and I look forward to when care plans can be shared digitally……….
The changes are supported by the use of ‘plain English’; people are encouraged to write their own care plans; to say what’s important to them and to have open discussions about their care, support and treatment. Want to make a start at your own care plan? – you can find the template for it here.
As ever, your comments/views/opinions are welcomed……..