The ENRICHmond Fellowship Forum Safe Haven Daytime Pilot Feedback Meeting
16 March 2023
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Dominic & Charlotte
ABOUT THIS SESSION
Do you have lived experience of using mental wellbeing services and feel passionate about using that experience to help develop services that support people to maintain mental wellbeing before the point of crisis?
If so, we would love to welcome you to our next meeting of the ENRICHmond Fellowship Forum where we will be discussing a potential new pilot which looks at doing just this!
There are lots of people who are not feeling well but are not engaging with mental health services. In some cases, they do not meet the criteria to access some of these services because they are not severely unwell. If their needs are left unmet, their situation could deteriorate and they could then become severely unwell. I’m sure we would all agree that we would prefer to prevent this from happening, so that they don’t have to reach crisis point, if it can be avoided.
The current Safe Haven offer:
If you attend the Safe Haven and you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you will be offered an assessment with the mental health nurse on duty. In any type of crisis, the focus must be on any immediate dangers and keeping individuals safe, this means that the questions in a mental health assessment must focus on that. If you are not in crisis, you may attend the Safe Haven between 6pm and 8pm for preventative support. This support could involve signposting and onward referrals, but there is currently no offer of a follow up appointment or any formal assessment or planning during your visit.
The Proposal for the new Safe Haven Daytime Pilot:
This pilot would focus on these people who need preventative support, ensuring that they also have access to a similar model of support, including a formal assessment and the option to leave the service with a clear plan and a follow up appointment. Because they are not in crisis, the “wellbeing assessment” questions can be more holistic, focusing on the wider picture, rather than mainly focusing on the safety measures. This could include looking at the individual’s current situation and recent experiences, as well as their interests and their goals. We want to explore options to find the right solution to increase their chances of feeling better and moving further away from a crisis developing.
We will be meeting on Thursday the 16th March, 2:30pm-4:00pm at the Wingfield Resource Centre to discuss the pilot, and there will be the opportunity to ask any questions you might have, as well as provide your thoughts and feedback.
WHO CAN JOIN THESE SESSIONS
Anyone who lives in Surrey and is over the age of 18.
HOW THE SESSIONS ARE RUN
Face-to-face with our experienced facilitator in a location central to Redhill with complimentary refreshments.
HOW TO JOIN
If you are currently registered with Richmond Fellowship, all you need to do is speak to your Community Links Advisor or email RedhillCC@richmondfellowship.org.uk and to let us know which course or workshop you would like to attend. If you are new to Richmond Fellowship, you will be asked to complete a registration form and have an introductory call with one of the team. Please find an online application form here: Richmond Fellowship Booking Form.
Alternatively you can call us on 01737 771 282 or email us to arrange joining on RedhillCC@richmondfellowship.org.uk.
After completing the booking & registration form you will receive an introductory welcome call