Involvement opportunities Mental Health

Primary Care

Do you have support from your GP with your Mental Health? have you had a short term intervention from the mental health team? If so would you like more information about services? or like to be part of redesigning services that work better for people who use them? have you used iCAN services? 

This is an important piece of work, and we need people with a lived experience and their carers to be a part of this. We need lived experience to be at the heart of everything that is going on. Please get in touch if you would like more information, or to be a part of this exciting pathway group.

Value Based Interviewing

Would you like to be a part of the recruitment and selection process for new staff? Caniad has developed a valued based interview package, that allows people who use services to be a part of the interview process. We provide training and mentoring to give you the skills to fully get involved. If you would like to know more please contact us vbi@caniad.org.uk 

Together for Mental Health

Together for Mental Health is the Welsh Government’s 10-year strategy to improve mental health and well-being, and is implemented through three-year delivery plans which set out the key actions for the Welsh Government and stakeholder agencies in the statutory and third sectors.

Individuals who represent people with a lived experience of a mental health condition are invited to apply to sit on the board, this gives the opportunity to have a truly representative voice of people with a lived experience a voice on the board. We are inviting expressions of interest for service users and carer positions to be sent to caniad@caniad.org.uk no later than Friday 14th May 2021. We will be interviewing week of the 7th of June 2021.

TOGETHER 4 MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP BOARD

Together for Mental Health is the Welsh Government’s 10-year strategy to improve mental health and well-being, and is implemented through three-year delivery plans which set out the key actions for the Welsh Government and stakeholder agencies in the statutory and third sectors.

Individuals who represent people with a lived experience of a mental health condition are invited to apply to sit on the board, this gives the opportunity to have a truly representative voice of people with a lived experience a voice on the board. We will soon be inviting expressions of interest from people who would like to sit on the board. Should you want more information please contact amber.ohara@caniad.org.uk  

CLOZAPINE REVIEW

We would love to hear your lived experience of being prescribed and taking the medication Clozapine.

 There is a plan to carry out initiation of clozapine from home where it is safe to do so.  This would mean that people could avoid hospitalisation for at least two weeks. However, for this to happen they would be the possibility that people would have to attend a day centre for the first 2 days to allow hourly observations to take place. Can you help us with a few questions please.  This will remain anonymous, we are just interested in the lived experience feedback.  Thank you.

 

  • What is your experience with Clozapine?
  • How was it administered to you?
  • Did you have to attend clinics and/or be hospitalised for two weeks before administering at home? 
  • How was the experience?
  • What was good practice?
  • What could have been improved?
  • How would you in an ideal future like this medicine to be given and with what support going forward?

Please contact Christine.harris-smith@caniad.org.uk

PRIMARY CARE 

Do you have support from your GP with your Mental Health? have you had a short term intervention from the mental health team? If so would you like more information about services? or like to be part of redesigning services that work better for people who use them? have you used iCAN services? 

This is an important piece of work, and we need people with a lived experience and their carers to be a part of this. We need lived experience to be at the heart of everything that is going on. Please get in touch if you would like more information, or to be a part of this exciting pathway group

VALUE BASED INTERVIEWING 

Would you like to be a part of the recruitment and selection process for new staff? Caniad has developed a valued based interview package, that allows people who use services to be a part of the interview process. We provide training and mentoring to give you the skills to fully get involved. If you would like to know more please contact us vbi@caniad.org.uk 

TOGETHER 4 MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP BOARD

Together for Mental Health is the Welsh Government’s 10-year strategy to improve mental health and well-being, and is implemented through three-year delivery plans which set out the key actions for the Welsh Government and stakeholder agencies in the statutory and third sectors.

Individuals who represent people with a lived experience of a mental health condition are invited to apply to sit on the board, this gives the opportunity to have a truly representative voice of people with a lived experience a voice on the board. We will soon be inviting expressions of interest from people who would like to sit on the board. Should you want more information please contact amber.ohara@caniad.org.uk  

CLOZAPINE REVIEW 

We would love to hear your lived experience of being prescribed and taking the medication Clozapine.

 There is a plan to carry out initiation of clozapine from home where it is safe to do so.  This would mean that people could avoid hospitalisation for at least two weeks. However, for this to happen they would be the possibility that people would have to attend a day centre for the first 2 days to allow hourly observations to take place.Can you help us with a few questions please.  This will remain anonymous, we are just interested in the lived experience feedback.  Thank you.

 

  • What is your experience with Clozapine?
  • How was it administered to you?
  • Did you have to attend clinics and/or be hospitalised for two weeks before administering at home? 
  • How was the experience?
  • What was good practice?
  • What could have been improved?
  • How would you in an ideal future like this medicine to be given and with what support going forward?

Please contact Christine.harris-smith@caniad.org.uk 

Value Based Interviews (VBI’s)

Explanation of Interviews –  

Clinical: 

The difference between a clinical interview and a VBI interview is the clinical interview process will determine accountability, safeguarding and processes.  The VBI will look into the human side of the candidate and their morals and values through a gentle approach to recruiting.  Clinical interviews are normally hosted by a professional panel. 

 

Value Based Interviews: 

VBI is a way of helping organisations to recruit the most suitable people to work with children or vulnerable adults. It helps employers assess the values, motives and attitudes of those who are applying for jobs. It focuses on “how” and “why” an applicant makes choices in work and seeks to explore reasons for their behaviour. The VBI method builds on good recruitment and safeguarding practice. It is not a substitute for good pre-employment checks or sound general recruitment. It relies on an organisational commitment to high standards of safer recruitment and staff training from the top and a culture where safety and wellbeing are paramount.