SSNMH also support a number of projects.
These projects can relate to ideas from our volunteers, staff or during discussions with third parties.
Funded by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
In 2016, we were commissioned by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) to carry out an Equalities Project. SSSFT offers a broad range of services. They have to ensure that the services meet the diverse and varied needs of their many service users. It is also important to SSSFT that they provide services that are accessible and fair, particularly in relation to the nine protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 (see below). Ahead of a planned remodelling of the services, they wanted baseline information. Areas of particular interest were:
- Access to CMHT (Community Mental Health Team) services
- Provision and Pathways of Treatment
- Recovery and Discharge Processes
The Equality and Human Rights Commission denote the nine protected characteristics as:
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
In 2015 and 2016, we carried out the ‘Young Voices’ project. It looked at the engagement and involvement of young people in mental health services. The study examined the reasons for the large difference in numbers of adults and young people represented in service membership. In this study ‘young people’ were predominantly in the 13-18 years age bracket. The research looked at what young people knew about mental health, and mental health services, and what barriers there were to access.
South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health
22 Bore Street
(Please note, meetings are by appointment only)
South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health is a Company Limited by Guarantee in England