Who are we?
I’m extremely excited about becoming a service user rep on Cwm Taf’s Mental Health Partnership Board. As a service user for over 14 years and an Occupational Therapist, I hope to draw upon both my personal and professional experience whilst working with other members on the Board.
Becoming a service user rep on the Cwm Taf Mental Health Partnership Board is my latest involvement in this area of work. I’m an active champion of the Time to Change Wales campaign and am developing an organisation ‘Making Minds’ that is promoting the role of art and creativity in mental health.
I am delighted to have been selected as a Representative on the Partnership Board. I believe that as Service users we now have the capacity to make a real impact to future changes and become involved at all levels of decision making. One of my passions is bringing awareness and breaking stigma towards mental health, particularly in the workplace.
Hi, I am involved with a number of mental health peer support groups within RCT. I feel that by being on the Partnership Board it will be an ideal opportunity for me to represent service users and carers and take their concerns forward which will hopefully help to improve the service that they and others receive now and in the future .
I am a carer representative on the Local Partnership Board. I have been a carer for 12 years and am passionate about the quality of mental health services locally and nationally. I hope that as a team we will be able to effectively represent the views of service users and carers; highlighting those issues that really matter.
What is our role?
Our role is to:
- Find out what the key priorities are for service users and carers
- Represent the service user and carer voice on the Cwm Taf Mental Health Partnership Board, that oversees the delivery of the Together for Mental Health strategy in Cwm Taf.
- Feedback to service users and carers on the work of the Board and progress on issues that are important to service user and carers.
Who do I Contact for Further Information?
Rachel Wyatt, Mental Health Involvement Project, Interlink, 6 Melin Corrwg, Cardiff Road, Upperboat, Pontypridd CF37 5BE Telephone 01443 846200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org