Mental Health & Learning Disability Information Showcase

We held an information event on Friday 10th October 2014 at Fairfax Community Centre, Fairfax Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 7RX. See event flyer.

Attendees were able to visit a range of information stands which showcased the services and support available for residents of Harrogate & Wetherby. Staff and representatives from a number of services and organisations were on hand to talk to people and leaflets and information on a range of illnesses, treatment and support, not only for patients but also for their families and carers were available.

 

Events 2014

Annual General and Members Meeting 2014

The trust held its annual general and members meeting on Thursday 24 July 2014 at Middlesbrough Football Club, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough TS3 6RS.

This year the theme of the event was 'Recovery' and our guest speaker Eleanor Longden, who has written about recovery based approaches to psychosis, dissociation and complex traumas, spoke about her struggle with and acceptance of hearing voices.

As in previous years, information stands promoting the trust's services were available for attendees to browse and members of staff were on hand to talk.

  • View our presentation
  • View our photographs part 1 and part 2

The competition winner was Susan Williams.

Celebrating positive practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale 

We held an event on Friday 6 June 2014 to celebrate positive practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. Staff, service users and carers talked about the positive work the trust has been, and is currently, involved in within Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. Attendees heard about services including:

  • Access to services for adults (street triage in conjunction with North Yorkshire Police, a place of safety at Cross Lane Hospital, psychiatry services)
  • Support for veterans
  • Access to psychological therapies (IAPT) for children and young people and their families
  • Enabling communication for those patients within learning disability services
  • Services provided within mental health services for older people
  • Carer support developments

See a summary of questions and answers from the day

 

Events 2013

Celebrating Positive Practice in Co Durham and Darlington

Venue: Sedgefield Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Sedgefield, TS21 2HW

Date: Thursday 19 September 2013

The day was designed around hearing from staff, service users and carers about the positive work the trust has been, and is currently, involved in within the County Durham and Darlington locality including how:

  • Service users and carers have assisted in the recruitment of staff
  • Training for carers is being delivered in your area
  • The Trust has made changes to the way Crisis and Home Treatment Teams work and some exciting plans to provide a limited number of crisis beds in the area
  • Service users with an identified drug problem are supported.
  • The Trust gains feedback from service users and carers and what this is telling us including how we gain feedback from those with a Learning Disability
  • The provision of a Psychiatric Liaison service in the acute hospitals in Durham and Darlington has made a difference to patients who attend there
  • Learning Disability Services are supporting service users who may also have a Dementia
  • The trust is developing access to psychological therapies for children and young people

It was a very packed agenda, but we had lots to tell you about in relation to all of our services. Approximately 80 people attended on the day and rated the event over 99% satisfaction levels. A number of presentations were delivered at the event. 

Annual General/Members Meeting (AGM) 2013

We held our 2013 AGM on Thursday 25 July at Middlesbrough Teaching and Learning Centre.Our theme focused on children and young people and we had a range of speakers including Darren Howell from Investing in Children.

 

Celebrating Positive Practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale

As part of our ongoing programme to involve members, service users, carers and organisations in our event we held an event to celebrate positive practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale on Thursday 9 May 2013.  The day was designed to hear from staff, service users and carers about the positive work the Trust has been, and currently is involved in, including how:

  • Representatives of the Learning Disability Reference Group developed easy read care plans that meant something to them as service users
  • Adult services are improving community pathways
  • A pilot improvement programme is assisting Bi Polar service users
  • Service users and carers have inspected our hospitals against the Essential Standards of Care developed by the Care Quality Commission and other involvement opportunities
  • The Trust gains feedback on its services from service users and carers and what this is telling us
  • Work on the re-development of the Springwood Unit in Malton is progressing and how referrals are undertaken within Older People’s services
  • The Children and Adolescent Mental Health services are planning their move from Beck House to Manor Court in Scarborough and what this means for service users, their carers and families

There were opportunities to ask questions and pass on views to the Trust and your local Governors. Following lunch, attendees participated in a workshop to seek the views members in order to assist the Trust to develop a proportionate response to the recommendations made in the final report of the Public Inquiry of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust chaired by Robert Francis, QC, published on 6 February 2013. The agenda and presentations delivered on the day are below:

  • Agenda
  • Presentations
  • Question and Answer Summary

Venue: Sneaton Castle Centre, Whitby, YO21 3QN

Time: 10.15am - 3.00pm  

Celebrating Positive Practice in Teesside

We held an event on Thursday 21 March 2013 to celebrate positive practice in Teesside. Attendees heard from staff, service users and carers about the positive work the trust has been, and is currently, involved in within the Teesside locality including how:

  • The Psychiatric Liaison Service in Teesside is working in the acute hospitals, people’s own homes and residential care homes
  • Service users and carers have inspected our hospitals against the Essential Standards of Care developed by the Care Quality Commission
  • The trust gains feedback on its services from service users and carers and what this is telling us
  • Mental Health Professionals and the Police are delivering ‘Street Triage’ to deliver timely intervention for mental ill health
  • Improvements are being made to ensure children and young people and their families gain easier access to services at the time that they need it
  • You can gain access to our self referral service ‘Talking Therapies @ TEWV' and how psychological therapies can help

There were opportunities to ask questions and pass on views to the trust and your local governors. Following lunch, attendees participated in a workshop looking at service user and carer recovery stories and whether and how the trust should promote their use. The agenda and presentations delivered on the day are below:

  • Agenda 
  • Presentations
  • View a question and answer summary of the day   

Venue - Wynyard Golf Club, Wellington Drive, Wynyard, TS22 5QJ

Time - 10.00am - 3.00pm

 

Meetings in 2012

Improving services for older people in the Harrogate area

Local people were invited to comment on proposals to services for older people in the Harrogate and rural district. 4 public meetings were held during November 2012. More information and details of meetings....

Thursday 8th November - Celebrating Positive Practice in County Durham and Darlington

Venue: Morton Park Business Centre, Yarm Road, Darlington

Time: 10.00am - 1.15pm

As part of our ongoing programme to involve members, service users, carers and organisations in our events, we held a Positive Practice event for County Durham and Darlington on Thursday 8th November 2012 between 10am and 1.15pm at Morton Park Business Centre in Darlington. Attendees heard from staff, service users and carers about the positive work the Trust is currently involved in, within the County Durham and Darlington locality including how:

  • Increasing the psychiatric mental health liaison service in University Hospital North Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital will improve the experience and treatment of service users
  • the Trust is listening to carers and service users and how the local carer groups are helping the Trust with the Triangle of Care process
  • a peer support worker is assisting service users in the Early Intervention of Psychosis team
  • service users and carers can be more involved, including some real experiences

There was also an opportunity to network with fellow attendees, staff and  Governors over lunch with opportunities to ask questions.

View presentations and a summary of the day

 

Wednesday 25th July - AGM Middlesbrough Football Club

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Wednesday 25 July 2012 at Middlesbrough Football club. The theme this year was Learning Disabilities and we secured Dr Dominic Slowie, as our guest speaker. This was an opportunity to hear about the work Dr Slowie has been involved in and what work is planned for the future. A marketplace of information stands was available to browse.

  • View our AGM information flyer
  • View papers and presentations

 

Wednesday 4th July - Celebrating Positive Practice in Hambleton and Richmondshire

Venue: Hambleton Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton,DL6 1LP

Time: 10.00am - 3.15pm

  

We held and event to celebrate positive practice in Hambleton and Richmondhsire. Attendees heared from staff, service users and carers about the positive work the Trust is currently involved in within the Hambleton and Richmondshire locality including how:

  • the Patient Advice and Liaison Team (PALs) can assist
  • service users and carers have aided their recovery through participating in involvement activities  
  • the Trust is listening to service users and carers
  • positive improvements are being made in terms of patient diagnosis and treatment from a consultant’s perspective
  • the services across Adult, Older People, Young People and Learning Disability are helping services users and carers

A workshop was held during the afternoon looking at what it means to be a carer.

View presentations and a summary of the day  

 

Thursday 3rd May - Celebrating Positive Practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale

We held an event to celebrate positive practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. Attendees heard from staff, service users and carers about the positive work the trust has been, and is currently involved in, within the Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale locality including how:

  • service users and carers have aided their recovery through participating in a leadership programme and involvement activities
  • the trust is listening to carers
  • positive improvements are being made in terms of patient care from a consultant’s perspective
  • the trust is planning to improve facilities at the Springwood Unit in Malton

Wednesday 28 March - Celebrating Positive Practice in Teesside (incorporating the constituencies of Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool)

Venue:  The Education Centre, Junction Road, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 1PR  

Time:    10.00am - 3.30pm 

Attendees heard from staff, service users and carers about the positive work the Trust has been, and is currently, involved in within the Teesside locality including how:

  • service users and carers have aided their recovery through participating in a leadership programme and involvement activities
  • the Advance Research Project has looked at the experience and outcomes of patients, carers and staff in moving to a new psychiatric inpatient facility (Roseberry Park in Middlesbrough)
  • positive improvements are being made in terms of patient care from a consultant’s perspective
  • the trust is aiming to improve how it works with carers

Pictured above are three speakers from the event.

Ann Tucker, Public Governor representing Middlesbrough spoke about her involvement as Chairman of the Governor Committee looking that the Experience of Carers. She highlighted how the trust had developed the Carers Support Strategy and highlighted some of the consultation that had taken place within its development. Ann also explained how the trust was planning to monitor the implementation of the Strategy and the Committee monitored this.

Mark Eltringham, an ex service user and now a volunteer in the trust, spoke about how he had undertaken the Service User Leadership Programme at a time in his life when it had made a difference to him. Tony Jones, a member of staff but also a service user, highlighted how undertaking the Leadership Programme had not only helped him in his recovery but had given him confidence in his job role.

Other speakers on the day included a range of staff currently working as carer champions who highlighted how Carer Support was being delivered in the trust and how essential it was to receive feedback from carers to assist further improvements.

A team linked to Durham University informed attendees on research that had been conducted at Roseberry Park Hospital inpatient services which was extremely enlightening in their findings - Advance study presentation

Dr Mohammed, Consultant Psychiatrist, gave a passionate presentation about how changes are and have been made to the assessment and treatment of older people within Teesside - New ways of working in mental health presentation

 

A presentation on improving mental health services for older people in Stockton-on-Tees was also delivered at the event.

 

Attendees in the afternoon gave feedback on the consultation on the provision of mental health services for older people that was underway.

 

View a summary of questions and answers from the day 

 

Meetings in 2011

Thursday 22 September  - Celebrating positive practice in County Durham and Darlington

We held an event on Thursday 22 September 2011 as part of the international Europsy Festival which took place over 3 days (21-23 September 2011) at Van Mildert College in Durham. Read more...  

Tuesday 5 July - Celebrating Positive Practice in Scarborough & Ryedale

We held a positive practice event on Tuesday 5 July 2011 at Scarborough Rugby Club. View more information including a summary of the event.

Thursday 5 May - Celebrating Positive Practice Hartlepool and Stockton   

As part of our ongoing programme to involve members, service users, carers and organisations in our events we held a Celebrating Positive Practice Event for Hartlepool and Stockton on 5 May 2011. The event was held at the Education Centre in Norton, Stockton on Tees. For more information, please click here.  

Wednesday 9 March 2011 - Public Meeting for the Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland Constituencies

The trust held a Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Event in partnership with Middlesbrough MIND and Middlesbrough LINk on Wednesday 9 March 2011 at Middlesbrough Teaching & Learning Centre. For more information, please click here.  

Thursday 13 January 2011 - Consultation 

The Trust held a public meeting on at the Dolphin Centre in Darlington. The meeting was held to discuss the consultation by NHS County Durham and Darlington on the proposed changes to inpatient beds for (MHSOP) mental health services for older people in Darlington and South Durham. For more details, please click here. 

 

Meetings in 2010

Thursday 30 September - What Improvements have been made to Older People’s Services in North East Yorkshire?

Trust staff talked about what support and services are available within our Older People’s Services and recent developments for Dementia Pathways working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society.  We also updated attendees on the latest position on the exciting development plans that are taking place across the whole North East Yorkshire area.   

The Alzheimer’s Society worked with the Trust to deliver this event and they talked around what support mechanisms are available from their perspective and what their future plans are.

  • Summary of questions & answers from the meeting

Venue: Green Lane Centre, Green Lane, Whitby, YO22 4EH

Time: 2.00pm  

Friday 24 September - Celebrating Positive Practice in County Durham 

Staff and service users talked about the positive service improvements the Trust has been, and is currently, involved in within Co Durham.  We consulted our members and the public on the development of a Carer Strategy and the afternoon was devoted to workshops looking at this.

  • Summary of questions & answers from the meeting 

Venue: Sycamore Suite, Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, Beveridge Arcade, Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham, DL5 4EH

Time: 10.00am 

Monday 12 July - Would you like to know more about the Crisis Service and the Hearing Voices Support Group?

A review of the Trust’s Crisis Service in Hartlepool was undertaken by Hartlepool LINk and this review was discussed at the meeting. Attendees were also able to find out about the help that is available to people who hear voices and heard a personal story from a member of the Hearing Voices Support Group . 

To view the agenda and presentations for this meeting, please click on the links below:     

  • Agenda
  • Review of the crisis service by Hartlepool LINk
  • Hartlepool LINk presentation
  • Crisis service - home treatment
  • Summary of questions and answers from the meeting

Venue: Hartlepool Historic Marina, Sir William Gray Suite, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ

Time: 6.00pm  

Wednesday 9 June - What services are available for Older People in Stockton on Tees?

The Trust talked about what services it provides for Older People in Stockton and what support groups there are available to help carers and service users.

The Alzheimer’s Society worked with the Trust to deliver this event and they talked around what support mechanisms are available from their organisation and how this is a vital link in the treatment and support to service users and their families.

To view the agenda and presentations for this meeting, please click on the links below:

  • Agenda
  • Integrated mental health services for older people
  • Helping carers and service users through their journey
  • Alzheimer's Society
  • Summary of questions and answers from the meeting

Venue: Room E, Education Centre, Junction Rd, Norton, TS20 1PR

Time: 6.00pm  

Wednesday 12 May - Find out about Care Planning and what support the Crisis Team provide.

The Trust talked about how a care plan should work as well as what a Crisis Team is, who can access it and what being in crisis actually means. Darlington MIND worked with the Trust to deliver this event and they talked around what support mechanisms are available from their organisation and how this is a vital link in the treatment and support to service users (current and ex) and their families.

To view the agenda and presentations for this meeting, please click on the links below:

  • Agenda
  • Care plans - what should be in place
  • Access to crisis teams
  • Darlington Mind
  • Summary of questions and answers from the meeting

Venue: Darlington Mind, St Hilda's Day Centre, Tannery Yard, Parkgate, Darlington, DL1 1RR

Time: 6.00pm 

Wednesday 28 April - The facts about Discharge and Care Plans and what Self Directed Support may mean!

The Trust talked about what support should be in place for discharge from hospital and how a care plan should work.

Redcar and Cleveland Council also delivered the latest news on Self Directed Support and personal control and what this might mean for you.

Redcar and Cleveland MIND worked with the Trust to deliver this event and they talked around what support mechanisms are available from their organisation and how this is a vital link in the treatment and support to service users (current and ex) and their families.

To view the agenda and presentations for this meeting, please click on the links below:

  • Agenda
  • Self directed support
  • Care planning and discharge
  • Redcar & Cleveland MIND
  • Summary of questions and answers from the meeting

Venue: Cleveland Golf Club, Majuba Road, Redcar, TS10 5BJ

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm 

Wednesday 17 March - Mental Health Services for Adults and the latest news on Recovery and Rehabilitation

The Trust talked about what treatment and support is available to service users and their carers for adult services and the move to the new Roseberry Park Hospital which is due to open shortly. We also informed you of the latest information on Recovery and Rehabilitation in the area. 

Middlesbrough MIND also worked with the Trust to deliver this event and they talked around what support mechanisms are available from their organisation and how this is a vital link in the treatment and support to service users (current and ex) and their families.

To view the agenda and presentations for this meeting, please click on the links below:

  • Agenda
  • Roseberry Park Hospital
  • Middlesbrough Mind
  • Rehab and recovery services
  • Summary of questions and answers from the meeting

Venue: The Trinity Centre - Holy Parish Church, James Street, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS3 6LD

Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm 

Wednesday 3 March - How do I get support in a crisis? - Both sides of the story! 

The Trust talked about what support and options are available to patients and their carers and how the crisis teams work as well as what improvements are being planned.  We also gave updates on the latest development plans for the Trust’s buildings in North East Yorkshire.

Scarborough Survivors worked with the Trust to deliver this workshop and they talked around what support mechanisms are available from their perspective. 

To view the agenda and presentations for this meeting, please click on the links below:

  • Agenda
  • Mental health support in a crisis
  • North East Yorkshire locality capital developments
  • Summary of questions and answers from the meeting

Venue: Religious Society of Friends, Quaker Close, Woodland Drive,

Scarborough, YO12 5QZ

Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm 

Thursday 25 February - What support services are available for adult and older people's mental health?

The Trust talked about what treatment and support is available to patients and their carers for adult and older people’s services and the progress the Trust is making on the implementation of the Dementia Strategy. 

Derwentside MIND also worked with the Trust to deliver this event and they talked around what support mechanisms are available from their organisation and how this is a vital link in the treatment and support to patients (current and ex) and their families.

To view the agenda and presentations for this meeting, please click on the links below:

  • Agenda
  • National Dementia Strategy - implementation and progress
  • Adult mental health care - what services are available?
  • Summary of questions and answers from the meeting

Venue: Derwent Suite, Lamplight Arts Centre, Front Street, Stanley, Co Durham, DH9 0NA

Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

 

Meetings in 2009

16 September - How Do I Get Support in a Crisis? - Both Sides of the Story!

The Trust talked about what support and options are available to service users and their carers and how the Crisis Teams work. Information on what improvements are being planned was also available. SURGE (Stockton User Representative Group for Empowerment) were present at this workshop and talked about what support mechanisms are available from their perspective.

Venue:              Newtown Communtiy Resource Centre, Durham Road, Stockton

Time:                 6.00pm - 7.30pm 

17 September - Life Beyond Mental Health Services - What Support is There?

The Trust talked about what support and options are available to service users and their carers and how the Crisis Teams work. Information on what improvements are being planned was also available. Hartlepool MIND were present at this workshop and they talked about the support they offer by involving people in the community.  

1 April -    Durham Public Constituency Meeting 

Venue:        Ramside Hall, Durham

Time:          5.00pm

Please click here to view the agenda  

2 April - Stockton-On-Tees Public Constituency Meeting

Venue:      The Parkmore Hotel, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe

Time:         5.00pm

Please click here to view the agenda 

6 April (previously 24 April) -   Darlington Public Constituency Meeting

Venue:       Darlington Football Club, Darlington

Time:         5.00pm

Please click here to view the agenda 

7 April -   North East Yorkshire Public Constituency Meeting

Venue:       The Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

Time:         5.00pm

Please click here to view the agenda  

21 April - Hartlepool Public Constituency Meeting

Venue:      William Gray Suite, Hartlepool Historic Quay

Time: 5.00pm

Please click here to view the agenda 

23 April - Middlesbrough Public Constituency Meeting

Venue:       TAD Centre, Middlesbrough

Time:         5.00pm

Please click here to view the agenda 

29 April - Redcar & Cleveland Public Constituency Meeting

Venue:       Redcar Racecourse, Redcar

Time:         5.00pm

Please click here to view the agenda