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Mental Health and Wellbeing Workbook – now available in different languages
LPT’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Workbook has been co-produced and designed by members of our service user/carer network to help support LPT service user/carers in community settings during these exceptional times. The workbook is aimed at those who maybe struggling throughout this period. We hope the workbook provides its readers with helpful distraction activities/practical guidance as well as signposting readers to local and national organisations.
Copies of the Workbook are now available in different languages:
English language can be accessed here
Hindi language can be accessed here
Urdu language can be accessed here
Gujarati language can be accessed here
We are committed to involving service users, patients and family members and want to keep virtually involving you during these exceptional times. We want to involve you in decisions about your care and hear about your lived experience of using our services. We aim to provide services that meet the needs and expectations of our patients and to also learn from them, this will help us design and deliver our services and enable us to:
- improve existing services
- make decisions about new ones
There are lots of ways that you can get involved with us at LPT. You can join our Service User/Carer Network which is open to users of LPT services, their carers and family members where you can share your lived experiences with us. You will help to inform how we shape our services to fit the changing needs of our local communities. We also recruit many volunteers who support people accessing our services, as well as a growing public membership . We hope you will look through the information in this section, which includes current and future opportunities as well as how to sign up to our Service User/Carer Network. You can also access our Involving You Leaflet for further information.
Our three year Patient Experience and Involvement Delivery Plan sets out our objectives and plans to ensure LPT listens and responds to the needs and preferences of our patients and communities in a meaningful and consistent way. Our goal:
- we will increase the number of people who are positively participating in their care and service improvement
- we will make it easy and straight forward for people to share their experiences
- we will improve the experience of the people who use or who are impacted by our services
Everyone has life skills, knowledge, and their own lived experience which can influence how services are planned, delivered, development and evaluated. Involvement is about using your lived experiences to help us to learn and improve services, so that services are shaped to meet the needs of our local community. Involvement and Co-production is achieved through service users, family members and staff working together and is at the heart of everything we do.
Some people give lots of their time, some just a little every month or as a one off. Each and everyone help us to understand how it feels to receive care within our services. This helps us to see what makes the biggest difference to people's lives.
There are lots of ways you can use your lived experience as a service user or carer, please see involvement opportunities for more information.
- Anyone who has used our services or is a carer or family member of someone who has used our services
- You are willing to adhere to our Trust values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust
- You are happy to sign up to our Involvement Charter
You will gain a real insight into how a mental health and community hospital trust works and how we listen to people's feedback and involve people in order to make service improvements. Getting involved can be a really good addition to your CV, particularly anyone interested in working for the NHS as a future career prospect. We would hope you will gain lots of transferable skills and hopefully the involvement activities will benefit as a confidence builder. We can offer you:
- A range of ways to get involved, tailored to your interest and involvement preferences
- An invitation to our (Virtual) Introduction to Involvement Workshop
- Virtual training and development opportunities to improve your involvement skills and confidence
- Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses
- Recognition for your input and time commitment
- Supporting statements for college or university
During this difficult time dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak, you can still give your feedback to the Trust virtually and can still register on to our Service User/Carer Network which is open to users of LPT services, their carers and family members. We can engage with you via your preferred method of contact by either email, phone, virtual online meetings/working groups or by post.
The Patient Experience and Involvement Team can send out information to you in the post, or via email in order for you to provide feedback from your perspective which can be emailed back to us, or sent via our freepost address.
You will need to register with the Patient Experience and Involvement Team and once we have received your completed form, we will add you onto the Service User/Carer Network to receive newsletters which contain information regarding current and future virtual involvement opportunities. You can complete the registration form electronically at the bottom of this page, or print an easy read version and send it back to us.
Once you are registered, you will be invited to attend a virtual Introduction to Involvement Workshop (both a practical and strategic session) which includes:
- An introduction to LPT
- Introduction to Step up to Great and Delivery Plan
- Sign up to LPT's Involvement Charter
- Confidentiality Agreement
- Skills/Experience/Needs and Interests form
- Training and support we can offer you
- Reward and recognition Policy
- Your Involvement pack
The practical session will cover how to complete a Skills/Experience/Needs and Interests form so that we can get to know your likes and dislikes so we can better match you to virtual involvement projects. Alternatively you can complete this here and return to us via email or use the freepost address below. Once you have attended the Virtual Introduction to Involvement workshop you are ready to get involved.
One off activities or ongoing pieces of work: (click on the links below)
- patient perspectives – sharing your experiences of using our service
- providing feedback on the decisions made about your care and treatment
- attending a virtual patient focus group
- providing patient feedback on quality improvement projects
- providing feedback through surveys and questionnaires
- various virtual research opportunities
- Acute Project information Leaflet
- Recruitment Activity information
- Stop the Pressure Leaflet
Brief background and history on the Recovery and Collaborative Care Planning Cafes
The cafes are a shared space for service users, carers, NHS staff and a variety of other speakers to come together to have collaborative conversations around care planning and recovery. The cafes are themed around the recovery concepts of CHIME (Connectedness, Hope, Identity, Meaning, and Empowerment) and service users often delivered masterclasses sharing their lived experiences. The cafes had been growing in the Trust over the past three years before Covid 19 placed them on hold. Lots of areas of good practice and new initiatives have come out of the cafes, a few of which are highlighted below:
- Co-produced collaborative care planning guidance
- Recovery prompt sheet co-designed with patients to support collaborative conversations using the CHIME framework
- Quality improvement project focusing on enhancing service user and carer involvement in care planning in mental health services
We are very excited to re launch the Recovery Cafes and hope you are able to join us at these virtual sessions in the future.
- Involving you leaflet
- Patient Experience and Involvement Delivery Plan
- Expression of Interest Form
- Involvement Process
- Registration Process
- Health Advise Leaflet
- Patient and Carers Reimbursement Policy
- Involvement Charter
- NHS Distraction Pack Issue 23
- NHS Distraction Pack Issue 24
- NHS Distraction Pack Issue 25
- Recovery College Sumer Term 2021 Interim Prospectus
- Patient Experience and Involvement Annual Report 2019-20
- Carers Passport Information Leaflet
People's Council and becoming a Patient/Carer leader
The People's Council is a new independent advisory body for the Trust made up of individuals with a lived experience of receiving healthcare services from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), through Patient and Carer representatives and Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and groups who work with different communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The People's Council will work with LPT to help to shape our approach to engagement and improving patient experience by advising on the best ways to reach out to communities and individuals and to feedback and review the experience of those who use or who are impacted by the service delivered by LPT.
As a member of the People's Council, you will as a Patient/Carer leader:
- Work with us to help us shape our local services
- Contribute by sharing your perspective based on your lived experience of using services
- Advise on how to disseminate information to patients and the public based on your lived experience
- Participate in discussions and bring a patient's or carer's perspective to the table
- Provide a strategic review of patient experience and engagement activity in the Trust
- Commit to providing 2 to 4 hours of your time each month as this is a voluntary role
As the Council develops there will be new areas of responsibility added to this list.
What we will offer you:
- A place on our Patient and Carer Leadership Programme
- Reimbursement of any out of pocket expenses
- Support for you to attend meetings and training if you are a carer or have caring responsibilities
- Training and development opportunities to support your role on the Council'
You can have a chat, return your form or ask questions by getting in touch with the Patient Experience and Involvement Team:
T: 0116 295 0818
Register your interest now!
Or by post: Freepost LPT Patient Experience (note: this is the full address and will reach us).