The Secure and Specialist Mental Health Commissioning Team has a strong team which supports an excellent track record of involvement, amongst many other things. Under Secure Services on this website, the space is being used as a regional involvement resource.  Since summer 2006 service users, staff from provider services and commissioners have worked together to initiate and sustain real improvements as a result of the model of involvement developed.

This part of the website shows some of the work untaken during this time. Most of the content any reader has access to, however as a service user or member of staff from a secure service in Yorkshire & Humber, you can request access to ChatNet – the online involvement network. This interactive space on this website allows you to ask questions, resolve other people’s difficulties or find solutions to a problem you might currently facing. Also you might want to share any ideas you have or simply comment on your experiences of being in, or working in, secure services.

Examples of service user defined projects are evident through the work around CPA (Care Programme Approach) Standards, My Future Plan (a service user led advance directive), improvements to Choice and Lifestyle whilst taking more responsibility in what you do, and leading work for the national definition of ’25 hours meaningful activity’ and the associated benchmarking tool.

The overall impact of doing these pieces of work was to equip service users to become more actively involved in their own recovery. People have done a lot to work towards this and have shared a lot about their journey and key moments which are defining their successes. A few people from this region have been involved in taking these experiences further and helping to shape and develop the national Shared Pathway and Recovery Framework.

This page was last updated on 06 February 2012.