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HOBV Pledges and Priorities

During our Healing Our Broken Village 8 Conference on 27th October 2016 a list of top priorities were identified on the day and through the evaluation forms including:

  • More support needed for staff to engage in difficult work
  • More focus on other therapies, rather than medication, including more activities
  • More information for carers and service users to be made more readily available
  • Is the right type of training in place for staff who are diagnosing in communities of diversity and culture?
  • Need to raise awareness amongst staff, and provide training, on the challenges and issues in Wandsworth’s diverse communities
  • Increase access to Talking Therapies
  • Patients should be listened to and communicated with more regularly
  • Need for Day Centres – to socialise, combat isolation and help with benefits etc.
  • How is the Trust being held accountable for promises made at previous conferences?
  • We should be working with schools

This list was then presented to the BME Mental Health Forum to determine the top 4 priorities for David Bradley and the SWLSTG Mental Health Trust and whdsc_0058-as-smart-object-1ich they will account for at the next conference. They decided upon:

  1. We should be working with schools
  2. Need to raise awareness amongst staff, and provide training, on the challenges and issues in Wandsworth’s diverse communities
  3. More focus on other therapies, rather than medication, including more activities
  4. Patients should be listened to and communicated with more regularly

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