Caniad support people who want to have their voices heard, influence decisions, and help to shape mental health and substance misuse services. Our service is for anyone involved with mental health or substance misuse services and anyone who cares for someone using these services.
Our model, ethos and structure has been developed by a panel of people who use mental health and substance misuse services, and their carers, across all six counties of North Wales. Our service has been built upon a ladder of participation, which will be used to help involve more people in this vital area.
Caniad is commissioned by the North Wales Area Planning Board (APB) and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to provide an integrated service user and carer involvement service for people with a lived experience of using their services, or their carer.
Caniad Co-ordinators work closely with each other in each region to ensure those with co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse problems have consistency and that services are not duplicated
The Forum is a tool to share information and strengthen coproduction relating to Mental Health and Substance Misuse services and the design, development and delivery of services across North Wales. The Forum is the main information sharing group that shares information to people who use services. The Forum is made up of lived experience and carer representatives who sit on panels and meetings and can give your feedback about services. If you would like more information please contact Amber O’hara.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved. You have the opportunity to be part recruitment processes. You can give feedback about services and make recommendations about service improvements. Please get in touch if you would like more information.
Caniad along with Team Tryweryn won Nursing Times Award, Team of the Year 2019