Mental Health Trust Plans for the Future – 24/02/09

A Black Country mental health trust is seeking the views of patients and carers to help shape the future of its services.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is set to hold an event on March 18 to discuss ideas for its clinical plan.

The strategy will set out the Trust’s approach to delivering care and treatment in the coming years.

Service Users, carers, clinicians, staff, commissioners, voluntary sector organisations and other partners are being invited to the event to initiate and share ideas about how to develop mental health services in Dudley and Walsall.

Feedback from the day will be used by the Trust in developing its clinical plan for the next five years.

Gary Graham, Chief Executive, said: “We are committed to improving mental health services across Dudley and Walsall and in so doing, it is crucial for us to develop a clear vision for our clinical services.

“We have already carried out an internal review of our services but the event in March will give us a chance to gain feedback from a wider group.

“We are keen to seek the views of service users, carers and other parties as it is only by listening to the experiences of those people directly working with and using our services that we will be able to make real improvements.”

The event, called Better Together – Moving Forward, is set to take place on March 18 at The Village Hotel, Dudley, between 12.15pm and 5.00 pm.

Anyone interested in attending can contact Kay Robbins on 01384 444044 or email by March 11. Places are limited so booking is essential.