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Groups, networks, panels – what are the key ingredients for success?

Uploaded: 8th January 2018 | Topic: Recruiting and supporting service users and carers

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

This paper looks at groups, networks and panels, and what helps people to stay involved in a group (of any size) that exists over a period of time. It summarises discussion and presentations at a Shared Learning Group on Involvement meeting in October 2017.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Uploaded: 5th January 2018 | Topic: Recruiting and supporting service users and carers

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

This form is used by Young Women's Trust. They ask young women to complete it if they disclose that they have a mental health condition. This form, or tool (courtesy of Mind) is really useful in getting them to write about their condition, e.g. how it manifests itself in different situations starting with triggers through to crisis points, what their action plan is for each situation and how staff should support them too.

Mental health crisis information booklet

Uploaded: 5th January 2018 | Topic: Recruiting and supporting service users and carers

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

This booklet was produced by Young Women's Trust and aims to give staff and volunteers a better understanding of the types of mental health issues that may arise during residentials/focus groups and other events attended by young women and how best to deal with these.
Lots of things in here are very transferable to other groups.

Consent forms – examples

Uploaded: 2nd August 2012 | Topic: Recruiting and supporting service users and carers

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

This document contains some examples of consent forms used by a number of member organisations to seek permission from service users or carers for use of their images or information. These forms were collected by Kate Bunting of Papworth Trust in June 2012. Please note they are for use by members only.

Pathways Through Participation

Uploaded: 30th December 2011 | Topic: Recruiting and supporting service users and carers

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

This is the final report of the Pathways through Participation project. This research project aimed to improve understanding of how and why people participate, how their involvement changes over time, and what pathways, if any, exist between different activities. The project was funded by the Big Lottery Fund and led by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in partnership with the Institute for Volunteering Research and Involve. It started in April 2009 and finished in November 2011.
Although it doesn't focus on service user involvement, lots of the learning is transferable. And although it's quite old now, it's still felt to be useful.

Making involvement work – Macmillan Cancer Support

Uploaded: 30th November 2009 | Topic: Recruiting and supporting service users and carers

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

This booklet from Macmillan Cancer Support brings together learning and key messages about the impact of user involvement in cancer care. It draws on the findings from two research studies supported by Macmillan Cancer Support, one focusing on the impact of involvement for service users affected by cancer and the other focusing on the impact on policy
and provision.

The aim of this booklet is to help answer questions such as:

How does involvement help?
What problems can be created?
How can we improve practice?