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Accessing services from Aire Court in South Leeds? tell us about it……..

SSE convo poster


Can’t make it to the event?

You are welcome to share your comments here or by email to donna.kemp@nhs.net

Unexpected knowledge – Things I’ve learned since being sectioned

Brings a whole new dimension to shared learning; we all have something to learn from this………



Since starting to have mental health problems and then being sectioned, I’ve learned about things I never imagined existed or would need to know about.

  • I’ve learned that being taken to hospital by police counts as an arrest that could show up on checks done for prospective employers.
  • I’ve learned about the Work Capability Assessment, Atos and Employment Support Allowance and that, even if your doctor’s certificate is for mental health, you’ll still be asked to touch your toes.
  • I’ve learned that mental health problems are often treated with purely physical means, and that merely keeping someone alive is seen as success enough.
  • I’ve learned that getting treatment for mental health problems can be a test of endurance: nearly three years post-discharge, I’m still waiting for talking therapy.
  • I’ve learned that, even though mental health services are already badly under-funded, they are being cut more than physical health services.
  • I’ve learned…

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NHS Change Day – shared conversations

NHS Change Day is on 3rd March 2014 and is a frontline led movement; the largest of its kind, with a shared purpose of improving health and care. The mission is to inspire and mobilise people everywhere, staff, patients and the public to something better together to improve care for people.

This is my pledge: “I pledge to involve people that use services in decisions and actions to improve planning care. I will do this through promoting shared conversations between people that use services, supporters, clinicians, managers and leaders, starting with LYPFT Planning Care Network”. What will your pledge be? – visit NHS Change Day to make, join or like a pledge.

If you use mental health services or are a carer/supporter of someone who does, then please come along to this event to join in the conversation.  If you are a member of staff or one of our partner agencies, then please let the people you work with know about this opportunity to get involved in sharing views.

Hope to see you there


Conversation event - York

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