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POhWER Advocacy Service

Solace Centre User Involvement Group                           24th May 2018 Guest Attendee was Stephanie Linden, Service Manager at POhWER   POhWER stands for People of Hertfordshire Want Equal Rights, POhWER was set up in 1996 by service users in Hertfordshire...

Benefits and Employment Information

    Solace User Involvement Group – Thursday 29th March 2018 Our bi-weekly user involvement group saw the attendance of two disability employment advisors (DEA’s): Maggie Carey - maggie.carey@dwp.gsi.gov.uk Paru Thakker - paru.thakker@dwp.gsi.gov.uk...

Moving Forward Group

Olivia Martins (OT from Claybrook Centre) attended our Secondary Care Forum to speak about the “Moving Forward Group.” The basis of group is supporting clients who have or in the process of being discharged from Secondary Care Community Mental Health Services to...

New HeadsUp Project Worker for Hammersmith & Fulham

Megan is our new HeadsUp Project Worker who will be working with us part time in Hammersmith and Fulham. Before joining the team, she trained as a mental health social worker and she has volunteered in the charity sector for a number of years. She is very passionate...

New Bi-borough HeadsUp Project Worker

We welcomed our new project worker, Rasmeet, to the team last month. Rasmeet will be working between Hammersmith & Fulham and Ealing facilitating inpatient and community forums. Rasmeet has a background working within the social care sector, she has a degree in...

Inpatient peer support

Inpatient peer support

I do lots of different involvement activities that help me a lot, and in this blog I will explain a bit more… I work on the wards (at Ealing hospital) with inpatients. We discuss their food, their bedrooms and the care they receive. This is peer support and it helps...

Being Involved in the HF Mind AGM

Being Involved in the HF Mind AGM

Speaking in front of assorted souls at the last Hammersmith and Fulham Mind AGM was both scary and rewarding. I’d been to previous AGMs, but only as a spectator. Even though we had no microphone and I was using a prepared speech, the feeling of holding an audience’s...

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Inpatient peer support

Inpatient peer support

I do lots of different involvement activities that help me a lot, and in this blog I will explain a bit more… I work on the wards (at Ealing hospital) with inpatients. We discuss their food, their bedrooms and the care they receive. This is peer support and it helps...

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