22 Feb

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 22 February 2018

‘Excellence in engagement’ conference 2018 Wednesday 25 April, 9am to 2pm, at St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead, NE8 2AT We are looking forward to co-hosting our conference with Healthwatch Gateshead in April. The theme of the conference is ‘Excellence in engagement’, where we will showcase best practice in engagement. Join us to explore innovative ways…

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19 Feb

National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin – 19 February 2018

Welcome to the 19 February edition of our weekly ebulletin. NSUN news Ways NSUN members can influence the Mental Health Act Review You can influence the review, by: Taking part in an NSUN focus group Completing the Department of Health’s surveys Attending a stakeholder’s workshop Contacting your MP Read more here.   Deep Democracy event: Disability and…

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15 Feb

NSUN Bulletin Special Edition – Mental Health Act Review – 14 February 2018

Today we are sending you a special Mental  Health Act Review update. We bring you more contextual news and more opportunities to directly influence the process. Mental Health Act Review As you will know, the government has started a review of the current Mental Health Act. See Independent Review of the Mental Health Act. The following groups have been…

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13 Feb

National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin – 12 February 2018

Welcome to the 12 February edition of our weekly ebulletin. You can engage with the independent review of the Mental Health Act…take a look at the survey if you haven’t already responded, and there are stakeholder events being set up – all the the Gov.uk news section. NSUN news NSUN will be facilitating two focus group…

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09 Feb

YoungMinds E-Newsletter – February 2018

Have your say on the Government’s proposals for CAMHS Last December, the Government published a Green Paper laying out their plans for children and young people’s mental health services. We welcome many of their proposals, but – with services currently in a state of crisis – we think that far more needs to be done. Now’s…

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29 Jan

National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin – 29 January 2018

Welcome to the 29 January edition of our weekly ebulletin. Gentle reminder – you can engage with the independent review of the Mental Health Act…please take a look at the the Gov.uk news section. NSUN news NSUN to present at Electronic Prescribing in Mental Health conference Research Co-ordinator Emma Ormerod is speaking at this conference,…

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25 Jan

Rethink Mental Illness News – 25 January 2018

Thanks to campaigning by our supporters and others, the Government has announced it will not be challenging a court ruling that found changes to PIP last year were ‘blatantly discriminatory’ towards people with mental illness. This is a huge victory. It means that up to 220,000 people could receive a higher rate of PIP because…

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24 Jan

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 23 January 2018

Screening and vaccinations research Throughout the autumn and early winter of 2017 we sought people’s views about screening and flu vaccinations in Newcastle. We wanted to find out why people do not take part in screening and vaccination programmes, what the barriers are and how these could be overcome. Now that the engagement phase of…

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