Involvement, Experience and Volunteering 6 Month Update
Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Involvement, Experience and Volunteering (IEV) 6 month update (September 2018) is now available to read. It provides an update against the Trust’s IEV Strategy. It is available to download from the Your Feedback Matters Website
Invitation to Seldom Heard Carers
Soundwalk Into Wellbeing: Salamanda Tandem, 16 October 2018
13:00 – 13.45pm or 15:00 – 15.45pm
Beeston Lock, Canalside Heritage Centre, Nottinghamshire NG9 1LZ
For Further Information visit: http://www.salamanda-tandem.org.uk
To book: contact Nicola Wood: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the day collect a free headset from Salamanda Tandem sound artist volunteers in Canalside Heritage Centre back garden just before the start. The event is audio described, accessible for wheelchair users, and anyone with mobility challenges. Soundwalk Into Wellbeing at Beeston Lock has been developed by Salamanda Tandem, in partnership with Better Carers and Co-Production Team Nottinghamshire County Council, Canalside Heritage Centre Beeston Lock, the Carers’ Council and Beeston Carers. Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Weeks: www.mhaw.org.uk
Empowering People Through Advocacy Event
Friday 19 October 2018 9am-3pm
The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH
The Pohwer Nottingham Your Voice Your Choice team are hosting an event to showcase their advocacy services, raise awareness, discuss current health and social care issues and to provide a networking platform for clients, professionals and the wider community.
The theme of the event is how individuals can be empowered through advocacy. Workshops will include empowerment through advocacy in relation to the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, self-advocacy and through a carers assessment.
To register your place, click here
Radford Care Group – Information Programmes for Carers of People with Dementia
Wednesday 17 October 2018 – Wednesday 28 November 2018 2pm – 4pm (East Bridgford)
Thursday 18 October 2018 – Thursday 29 November 2018 10.30am – 12.30pm (Radford)
These free programmes consist of seven, two hour weekly sessions, covering a different aspect of dementia at each session. The groups are facilitated by specialists in dementia group work. Help with respite services and transport may be available. We are able to take referrals from the city and county.
To book a place, refer a carer or for further information, please call Radford Care Group on 0115 9786133 or visit www.radfordcaregroup.org.uk
Hate Crime Awareness Week
13 – 20 October 2018
Join us in our social media campaign to make it clear that Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is #NoPlaceForHate #NottinghamTogether @NottsHealthcare and @equalnotts
What is a hate crime or incident?
A hate crime or incident is any incident where someone is targeted because of their identity. Hate crime can take any shape and isn’t always illegal behaviour, but it is always motivated by prejudice, often in the following areas:
- Sexual orientation
- Alternative sub-culture e.g. goth
To report a hate crime, either anonymously or non-anonymously:
- In an emergency, call 999
- Non-emergency, call 101
- Report online: https://beta.met.police.uk/true-vision-report-hate-crime/ Report anonymously to Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111
- Victim CARE: 0115 934 2605
Rosewood Involvement Centre – 10th Anniversary
It’s 10 years since the Rosewood Involvement Centre in Ollerton opened. To mark the occasion, there will be a celebration event next month.
For more details, contact email@example.com
New Carers Quick Guide
A quick guide for carers has been created by Nottinghamshire Healthcare.
It can be found on the Trust website.
OSCARS – Open for Nominations!
If our staff or volunteers have made a difference to your experience of our services and provided outstanding care, then what better way to say thank you than by nominating them for an award?
Our Outstanding Service Contribution and Recognition Scheme (OSCARS) is now open for nominations.
The OSCARS is our awards scheme to celebrate the outstanding work of our staff and volunteers providing high quality mental health, intellectual disability, substance misuse and community health services. Award categories include Unsung Hero, Team of the Year, and Outstanding Care and Compassion.
Click here for further details and to make a nomination. We will accept hard copy nomination forms from patients, service users and carers who don’t have access to a computer. Ask our staff to print a form for you or contact us on 0115 993 4530 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send out a printed copy to you. The closing date for nominations is Friday 2 November.
Click here to read the NHS leaflet about dedicated mental health services for Armed Forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans.
Black Carers Group for family, friends and supporters group
Are you supporting someone with a mental illness?
Do you want someone to talk to who knows what you are going through?
This group meets on the last Thursday of every month 1 – 3pm
Maple Suite, Highbury Hospital, Nottingham NG6 9DR
Beeston Carers Support Group
An opportunity to meet other carers and access information, support and training. Relax and make new friends.
Manor Surgery, Middle Street, Beeston NG9 1GA
Third Monday of the month 1-3pm
For more information contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on 0115 8248824
Carers Time to Talk
Drop in sessions, every Wednesday 4 – 6pm
Liaison service and opportunity to chat/network with other carers and staff and to enquire about care given.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Learning and Support Sessions 5 – 6pm
Support dealing with difficult emotions/being understood and listened to/setting new goals/coping strategies/upskilling and learning
Contact Rowan 1, Highbury Hospital on 0115 8760120
Arnold Methodist Church Befriending Group
Providing help and support to people with mental health problems.
This group takes place every Friday from 11am to 2pm
Arnold Methodist Church, Front Street, Arnold NG5 7EL
Institute of Mental Health
Visit www.institutemh.org.uk/news for the latest news and updates from the Institute of Mental Health.
Visit http://emahsn.org.uk/news-and-blog/newsletters/ for the latest edition of ‘Public Face’, brought to you by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network.
Healthwatch Nottinghamshire and Healthwatch Nottingham have now merged into one organisation.
Visit the Healthwatch website: www.healthwatchnottinghamshire.co.uk
Phone: 0115 963 5179
The Carers’ Council – Allies in Mental Health
The Carers’ Council is a charity and offers support across Nottinghamshire to families, friends and carers of those experiencing mental distress by providing:
- Someone to talk to about experiences
- Quarterly Open Meetings with speakers and social activities
- Quarterly Newsletter of events and information
- Outings for members and family
- Promoting a partnership approach – working with NHS healthcare staff, Councils and other organisations
If you would like to find out more contact Geoff Curtis: Tel: 0115 9631916 or email: email@example.com
The latest newsletter from Nottinghamshire Healthcare is available to read at www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/newsletters
Read our Involvement Blogs https://involvementvolunteeringexperience.wordpress.com/ and our celebration of the NHS at 70.
Twitter: #NHS70 #70BlogsTo70
Your Feedback Matters
Nottinghamshire Healthcare is committed to listening and responding to the views and experiences of service users, patients and carers.
We want to hear about your experiences of our services. We want to hear your stories about your care and treatment. We will listen to what you have to say and respond.
If you have used our services and would like to leave your feedback please go to:
Or you can leave us your story at Care Opinion at www.careopinion.org.uk/
Care Opinion is an independent site where you can leave your experiences of health services in the UK, good or bad. Your stories are passed on to the appropriate people to make a difference.
You can contact Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Membership Office in the following ways:
Phone: 0115 9691300 extension 11153 or
0800 012 1623