The Scottish Government is working on Reforming the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services to Improve Outcomes for People and currently requesting for lived experience participation.
They have set up a Short Life Working Group (SLWG) to consider the best way to bring forward the changes needed to improve how Forensic Mental Health Services (FMHS) are planned and to help the range of authorities and organisations work better together in this planning. The group is concentrating on Mr Barron’s Recommendation One from his report around creating a single system. The outcome of the work of this group will be important to how the reset recommendations of the Barron Report proceeds.
How can advocacy groups help?
Advocacy groups can help to ensure that what matters to people is protected in any implementation and that the views of people with living experience is reflected and integrated to their work.
How can you get involved?
- Engagement activity: there will be an engagement activity on Friday, 24 June from 9.30am to 1.00 pm where a short list of options in response to Recommendation One from the Barron Report will be examined.
- Learning from Experience Focus Group: the Scottish Government would like to establish a Learning from Experience Focus Group where advocacy; carers and patient group representatives engaged with the Barron Report work.
If you are interested in signing up to the Engagement activity or joining the Learning from Experience Focus Groups, please email us at Enquiry@siaa.org.uk by Monday, 20 June to receive more information.