Carer Involvement

Are you a relative or partner of someone experiencing mental health issues in Tayside?

You can utilise your own personal experiences to help develop and improve the quality of mental health services via INVOLVEMENT......

Tayside Carers Support Project covers the Tayside region assisting individuals supporting someone with mental health issues to become involved, supported and included in the decisions which affect the care and treatment of their loved ones and to provide individuals with a much stronger voice in strategic planning and development.

The project works closely with a range of agencies and statutory services to engage, empower and support individuals to take their views and experiences forward positively.

 

What is Involvement?

Involvement means everyone working together with the NHS, Social Work and Local Authorities to improve the quality of mental health services.  This can be achieved through:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Meeting
  • Developing/Reviewing Policies

Involvement is important as it can enable individuals supporting loved ones with mental illness to:-

  • Influence positive changes within health and community care
  • Explain from your personal perspective the needs and concerns of your loved one to professionals who manage/plan services
  • Contribute and liaise at a strategic level to improve services

 

What can I do and what are the benefits?

We would welcome your contribution at a level convenient to you.  This can range from:-

  • Participation in training health and other professionals
  • Playing an important and vital role within the decision making process
  • Attending conferences, events and professional meetings
  • Keeping you informed with changes and development with the mental health sector

The benefits of Involvement are:-

  • Meeting others in a similar situation
  • Gaining additional knowledge, which can help you further support your loved one
  • Contact with services and the opportunity to make links with key staff
  • Increased confidence and reassurance

 

 

For further information on how to become involved in your local area, please contact:-

Charlene Kenny

Involvement and Support Manager

Tayside Carers Support Project

Support in Mind Scotland

10 Constitution Road

Dundee DD1 1LL

Tel: 01382 305713

Mobile: 07889 210062

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Or get in touch via our Contact Page

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The Project is funded by, but is independent of, NHS and local authority services.

Support in Mind Scotland is the operating name of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland), a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland SC088179.

Charity Number SC013649.