Nearly 100 staff and invited guests from across North Yorkshire gathered to celebrate the amazing work currently being undertaken within adult mental health services in the area.
Participants heard from a number of speakers about a range of innovative and exciting projects positively impacting staff, service users and their supporters including; an initiative to reduce repeat presentations to urgent care services, the use of positive behaviour support within inpatient facilities and staff wellbeing initiatives. Other topics covered included recovery at home, addressing mental health within rural communities and suicide prevention.
A series of table top presentations also gave attendees the opportunity to find out more about subjects including compassionate leadership, recruitment and coaching and discuss these in more depth.
Liz Herring, head of adult services said “The event was a great opportunity for staff from across the patch to get together and hear about the work their colleagues have been doing; sharing their experiences and contributing to others learning. Increasing awareness about the range of services available helps make sure appropriate referrals are made and that service users receive the right support to assist their recovery.”
Tim Cate, acting director of operations in North Yorkshire said “This was a fabulous day which demonstrated and showcased the great progress made in adult mental health services in North Yorkshire. The innovation and quality of patient care is outstanding.”
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