Saturday, 19 March 2011

Principles into Practice event

Yesterday we went through to Glasgow to speak at the Principles into practice awards event.

The Principles into Practice Network is part of the Mental Welfare Commission and "aims to promote care and treatment that is in line with the principles of mental health law."

Keith and Anne spoke about Oor Mad History, what we have done and what we hope to do in the future.

It was great speaking to so many people in the breaks about Oor Mad History and about their work. Anne spoke to someone who was involved in West Lothian in the early days - so maybe another interview is on the cards?

The highlight for us was seeing the CAPS PD project and the Self-harm Service at the Royal Edinburgh win the Service user participation and influence Award for their joint work.
Both the SHS and the PDP work are user-led and -directed services which support service users to have a direct impact on the care and support they need. Both projects were set up in response to service user lobbying about the gaps in support and services for people with a diagnosis of personality disorder.
 History continues to be made!

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