“To work collaboratively on service changes, strategies and service improvement projects. We will work together in an open, honest and respectful way, listen to and understand others feedback, experiences and ideas including local communities, and value their ideas, skills and knowledge.”

Read our Annual Involvement, Experience, Volunteering and Carers Report, 2020-2021

We are committed to involving people in our work and using their experiences and their views to improve our services and most importantly, improve people’s lives.

We have volunteers who support people in our services, thousands of people who share their experience and feedback with us each year through Your Feedback Matters and Care Opinion and a growing public membership – not to mention many people who draw upon their lived experience to take up paid roles within the Trust.

On this section of the site, we’ve gathered resources and useful links on how to work collaboratively with others, including information on our Collaborative Model. We also have information on some of our current involvement projects including meeting notes.

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Latest Involvement Blogs

  • Wathwood Hospital Information for Carers and Families
    Wathwood Hospital Carers Initiative The Beginning – Wathwood Hospital provides medium secure inpatient services for male adult patients. The hospital has 78 beds, 56 of which are located within the main hospital with 22 in The Lodges. They offer assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation. Their aim is to reduce the distress […]
  • New Volunteer Catch Up Meetings Starting
    We’ve previously written in newsletters about the planned changes to meetings as we reopen the Centres. Although national restrictions have eased, there is still no change within Healthcare settings. We still need to socially distance, wear masks, lateral flow tests and regularly handwash. This has implications for the meetings we’d […]
  • Reviewing the Involvement Centres
    This blog was written by Lyndsy Jones and Laura Ingham. Lyndsy manages the DMH Involvement & Volunteering Centre in Nottingham, Laura manages the Rosewood Involvement & Volunteering Centre in Ollerton. Over the last year, the Involvement and Volunteering Centres have been mostly closed due to lockdowns and national restrictions. Although […]