19 Aug 10 Mental Health Act Consultation
The National Service Users Executive, in partnership with Amnesty International, is running a consultation process on how the Mental Health Act works for both voluntary and involuntary inpatients.
We would like to hear about issues you may have come across as well as individual experiences that would be useful for Amnesty in their lobbying campaign for a review ...Continue reading
19 Feb 09 NSUE Position Paper on Medication
We are in the process of uploading a draft position paper on medication. Please let us have your comments as they will feed into our final policy.Continue reading
27 Jan 09 The Way Forward
Just in case you wanted to look over Jenny & Johns presentation, we've included a place for you to view it below.Continue reading
14 Dec 08 Position Papers
Position papers are essentially discussion documents outlining a position that individuals feel may be appropriate in light of their own personal experiences or the experiences of others.
The NSUE will be better able to represent these views if a positon paper is posted on the website for further debate. In this way we can generate a set position for our ...Continue reading
16 Oct 08 Person Centred - What does this mean?
There is a particular and growing emphasis in national policy on a more individualised, ‘person-centred’ approach to meeting needs. The extent to which service users are satisfied that services fit their needs rather than the reverse should be the most important benchmark of quality.
Person centred approaches are concerned with meeting the needs of individuals and ensuring better outcomes for ...Continue reading
16 Oct 08 What is a Carer
Many people dislike the term “carer”. They often feel that it does not accurately reflect their role and somehow diminishes the status of the relationship. An “official” definition is often expressed in terms such as these:
“a carer spends a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to family or neighbours and friends. This could be caring for a ...
The National Service Users Executive has been formed as a result of the implementation of the Vision for Change national mental health policy. It is uniquely constituted so as to include both those individuals who have occasion to avail of mental healthcare services and those who may be described variously as family members, close friends, carers or relatives of those ...Continue reading
1 Oct 08 Actions speak louder
However, as a sector we have not always been ... Continue reading
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- Mental Health Act Consultation
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- The Office for Disability & Mental Health - Conference Presentation
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- What is a Carer
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