At the end of May, Salem and Immy held a focus group for South-Asian residents based around Guildford. This was held at The Coalition’s and SMEF’s headquarters in Astolat. Alex conducted interviews online. Participants highlighted the importance of seeing a professional from a similar background: “I’m blessed with a good one [psychiatrist]. She’s Asian too […]
Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about using everyday conversations to help people make changes to improve their physical and mental wellbeing by signposting to local services. Rather than telling people what to do, Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about recognising opportunities to talk to people about their wellbeing using the skills of asking and […]
On Thursday 22 June, Alex and Immy presented the In and Out report findings to Surrey and Borders Partnership (SABP)’s Governors at Dorking Halls. The Governors are local people with an interest in mental health services in Surrey and North-East Hampshire and hold SABP’s Board of Directors to account for the Trust’s performance. Future public […]
On Sunday, 28 May 2023 researchers from the Pathways to Change project went to The Gurkha Cup in Aldershot. It is one of the biggest events for Nepalese communities in the UK, celebrating Nepalese culture, promoting integration with wider local communities, and supporting businesses and the local economy. The major highlight of The Gurkha Cup […]
This podcast contains sensitive material, please read the YouTube description for more information. Kirsty our Trainee Peer Researcher features on the Richer Minds Podcast to talk about the In and Out Project. You can find out more about the In and Out Project via the following link: In and Out Project full report – Surrey Coalition […]
Surrey Adult Mental Health Alliance decided its priority for 2023 through a series of workshops. Firstly, the Advisory Forum held a virtual workshop in December 2022 with attendees representing Independent Mental Health Network, Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum, Mary Frances Trust, Oakleaf, Catalyst, Surrey and Borders Partnership, Active Prospectus, and Age UK. The workshop was to […]
When a women says ‘this group is my oxygen’, you really quickly get a picture of how important it is. Nikki and Salem visited Muslim Women’s Group in Surrey to run a mental health workshop. We wanted to hear about their views on mental health and the mental health services in Surrey. The group was […]
The Surrey Adult Mental Health Alliance exists to improve mental health support and services for people in Surrey. Organisations have come together to work with each other and people with lived experience. Partnership working increases capacity and capability whilst reducing rivalry between service providers. This enables Surrey to focus more on what our residents need […]
Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF) and Surrey Coalition of Disabled People (The Coalition) are currently working on a research project looking at the experiences of South-Asian adults within mental health services in Surrey and North-East Hampshire. The project is titled ‘Pathways to Change’ and began at the end of 2022. It specifically focusses on whether […]
The In and Out Project looked at admissions to and discharge from mental health hospitals. Please find below the full report from the research project. We are looking for Surrey-based adults (18+) with experience of admission to, and discharge from mental health hospital to develop recommendations from the In andOut Project’s findings. Please contact us if […]
Compassion in Crisis (CIC) is a research project, which explores and documents experiences of crisis which may or may not have led to an unplanned admission to mental health hospital or specialist units. It focuses on the experiences of autistic individuals and/or individuals with learning disabilities. This animation explains the aims and process of the […]
In collaboration with Surrey Heartlands, Surrey County Council & Systems Safety Compassion in Crisis (CIC) is a research project, which explores and documents experiences of crisis which may or may not have led to an unplanned admission to mental health hospital or specialist units. It focuses on the experiences of autistic individuals and/or individuals with […]
There are two versions of the In and Out Project executive summary below, firstly the plain text version and secondly the PDF presentation. The full report will be available soon and uploaded to our website. In and Out: People with lived experience, carer & professional perspectives on avoiding admission to mental health hospitals, and how […]
In and Out: People with lived experience, carer and professional perspectives on avoiding admission to mental health hospitals, and how discharges could be safely made more quickly In Spring 2022, Surrey Coalition of Disabled People (The Coalition) was asked to undertake a research project to better understand: Data Collection The In and Out Surveys ran […]
Animation about the aims, research process and findings from the In and Out Project. The In and Out Project looked at admissions to and discharge from mental health hospitals. The full report will be available soon and uploaded to our website.
Our research team at Surrey Coalition of Disabled People are currently working on a project looking at admissions to and discharges from mental health hospitals. If you would like to find out a bit more about the project and a bit more about the research team, please check out our other blog posts and our […]
Kirsty catches up with Dr Dawn Benson who is supervising the research project.
My name is Kirsty Smith, I am a Trainee Peer Researcher from Surrey Coalition of Disabled People. We are currently working on a research project looking at admissions to and discharge from mental health hospitals.
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Coalition member, Jean, shared her experiences of the Get More Active Project with us at The Big Coalition Catch Up on Friday. If you missed it, or would just like to read it again, here are her answers to our questions. Q: How active were you before COVID? A: Quite active, mainly walking Q: How […]