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A Whole Life In Plymouth - Myth to Reality, 11th March 2015 Plymouth Mental Health Network and IMHCN. You can view and download the flyer here.

Eldene, Swindon Whole Whole System Workshop On the 30th January 2015 we facilitated our first local community workshop for twenty five stakeholders representing a diverse interest group seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of their people. Participants included residents, community activists and members of local voluntary organisations, service users, family members,a faith group, a general practitioner,  a local councillor, health visitors and senior managers. We spent the day considering the whole life needs and aspirations of Eldene as a community with a view supporting and building on the initiative to establish a local centre where the community can work together to improve peoples health and well being. The day was a great success and we are now discussing future partnerships and developments.

Work and Developments

Cornwall Whole Life Whole Systems Strategy Development: Service User and Family Perspectives Workshops for the Cornwall Partnership Network, February 2014 ongoing

Cornwall Whole Life Whole Systems Recovery into Practice Learning Sets January 2015 ongoing

North West Whole Life Whole Systems Development Programme  January 2015 ongoing

Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC, Whole Life Whole Systems Recovery into Practice Learning Sets ongoing

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IMHCN Representative

smithMike Smith

Country: England

Background: Mike is the Deputy Chairman of IMHCN. He is the Clinical Director of the Alternative Futures Group, Liverpool. Mike was a former Director of Nursing for the NHS and consultant for the World Health Organisation (WHO). He has developed and implemented mental health services in over 30 countries, including Asia, Africa and North America. He also gained the prestigious title of ‘UK Nurse of the Year’.


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Organisational Members

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 17.11.55Alternative Futures Group (AFG), Liverpool

AFG a large charitable organisation, passionate about providing Person Centred support to adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. They are a major employer in the North West of England with a team of over 2,500 people who provide a range of support to over 1,100 individuals, normally living within their own homes. They also have the skills and expertise to enable them to provide tailored care for people with more complex mental health needs, within seven Independent Hospitals and two adult care homes with nursing.
Everything they do as an organisation is focussed around the needs of people; Service Users and staff. They call this being ‘Person Centred‘ and it is embedded in all that they do, enabling us to achieve their Vision; ‘A world where people control their lives’.
Their services are normally commissioned by NHS Trusts & Local Authorities.

Address: Alternative Futures Group
Lion Court, Kings Drive,
Kings Business Park, Prescot
Merseyside, L34 1BN

Contact: Mike Smith, Clinical Director

email: Mike Smith [email protected]

Office email: [email protected] website: Alternative Futures Group

Screen Shot 2015-02-09 at 15.16.30Avon and Wiltshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.

Address: Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Jenner House,
Langley Park,
Chippenham SN15 1GG 

Contact: Iain Tulley, Chief Executive

email: [email protected]

Website:  http://www.awp.nhs.uk

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 14.53.05CFT provides community health services to children and young people and mental health and learning disability services to people of all ages.They are an NHS Foundation Trust and are committed to providing high quality care and services.

Address: Head Office, Fairview House, Corporation Road, Bodmin, PL31 1FB
Telephone: +44 (0)1208 834600

Website: http://www.cornwallfoundationtrust.nhs.uk

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Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing excellent health and social care for people with mental ill health, physical ill health and those with a learning disability. We provide integrated health and social care across community and inpatient settings treating and caring for people across Hertfordshire, Norfolk and North Essex.

Address: Head office: 99 Waverley Road, St Albans AL3 5TL
Telephone: +44 (0)1727 804700
Website: http://www.hpft.nhs.uk/

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 15.10.03Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC

Plymouth Community Healthcare is an independent social enterprise providing NHS services for local people. They provide community, physical and mental healthcare for around 270,000 people in Plymouth as well as some specialist services for those living in Devon and Cornwall.
They provide mental health and social care services - including Adults of Working Age, Older Adults, Children and Adolescents and Specialist Learning Disabilities services.
The Trust works in close partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and also with other NHS organisations to promote and support mental health in the community.
The Trust provides:

  • Community Services including local teams for mental health
  • Acute and Rehabilation Services including inpatient services and crisis teams
  • Specialist Services such as mental health services for older people, eating disorders, and a mother and baby unit
  • Learning Disability and Forensic Services

To work together with others to help the local population to stay physically and mentally well, to get better when they are ill, and to remain as independent as they can until the end of their lives.

Involvement: Always involve the adults, children, and young people they care for in deciding how they can provide services to best meet their needs.
Collaboration: Are committed to working collaboratively with other organisations to achieve improved health outcomes for the local population.
Delivery: Make sure that the people they care for are able to access the right help, at a time that they need it and in a place that is close to their home.
Empowerment: Recognise the contribution our staff make and believe in making sure that our staff receive the right training and support to help them do their job to the best of their ability every day that they come to work.
Think Family: Understand that offering services across the age range offers opportunities to develop a 'Think Family' approach to the care that we deliver.

Address: Headquarters, Mount Gould Local Care Centre, 200 Mount Gould Road, Mount Gould, Plymouth, PL4 7PY
Phone: +44 (0)1752 434700

Website: http://www.plymouthcommunityhealthcare.co.uk

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 15.20.06Plymouth and District Mind, Plymouth

Plymouth & District Mind Association is a local centre of excellence for mental health advice, information and support for all sections of the community in Plymouth.

They are a trusted and respected provider of high quality, cost-effective mental health training. They provide bespoke mental health awareness training in addition to accredited vocational community mental health training.

Address: 8 Woodside, Greenbank, PLYMOUTH, PL4 8QE

Telephone: 01752 512280

e-mail: [email protected]

website: http://www.plymouthmind.org.uk/

Special Advisors and Contributors

Kathleen Aitken
Andrew Boxall
Michaela Burt
Tom Cahill
Sharon Claridge
Phillip Confue
Eleanor Longden
Salifu Manneh
Anne Markwick
Dave McAuley
Robin Murray
Nick Pennell
Lear Rothwell
Dr. Susan Ruggeri
Alison Ryan
Libby Ryan Davies
Mark Sampson
Mike Smith
Rachel Waddingham
Jan Woodward

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