Lived experience patient and carer group – improving practice and outcomes of involuntary hospital treatment
Group type: 3. Institution or initiative-specific
Named contact: Liza Mavromara
Email address: Elissavet.Mavromara@elft.nhs.uk
Telephone: 0207 540 4380 ext. 2344
Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry
WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Service Development
Queen Mary University of London
Newham Centre for Mental Health
Remit of the group
This LEAP is an advisory group for a research project aiming to develop a new intervention for people hospitalised against their will. The intervention will explore patient involvement in decisions in order to improve initial experience of treatment and facilitate longer-term health benefits for patients. We are planning 3 meetings of the LEAP, to take place at Newham Centre for Mental Health. The meetings will happen in May 2016, June 2016 & March 2017.
Frequency of meetings
Three LEAP meetings are planned for May 2016, June 2016 & March 2017
Who can consult the group?
The group meets and members are paid to support work on the Study exclusively. But other opportunities for paid involvement could be circulated to group members.
The Project is just underway and has not yet produced any reports.
More about the group (optional)
Membership is currently service users (3) and carers (2). The project is based in the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, which has been a WHO Collaborating Centre since 2012, the only one specifically designated for Mental Health Services Development in the world.