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  • Mental Health Forum - December 2019

    Created: 06/11/2019, Updated: 07/11/2019

    At this December forum Lesley Smith from the Scottish Recovery Network will be joining us to explore the development of Peer support in Fife, Stephen Adamson, Head of Volunteering at FVA will be sharing advice on supporting volunteers with lived experience and Jill Sunter from NHS Fife will be presenting some key information about the Fife Mental Health Focus Group.

    Click here to view the agenda

    When: 12 December 2019, 10am to 12 noon

    Where: FVA Offices, Calendonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, KY6 2AL

    booking:  Visit our event page to book your place and be a part of the conversation.

    Who should attend?

    The Forum is open to all staff and trustees with constituted third sector organisations operating in the Fife area in the field of health and social care (i.e. it's not just for organisations that focus entirely on mental health).

    Background

    Mental health is an increasing focus for service providers, policy-makers, funders, the media and citizens.  Adverse mental health affects most people during their lifetime and it can have a major impact on people, families and communities. 

    Fife Voluntary Action's refreshed third sector Mental Health Forum, held every quarter, supports the development of mental health in Fife and contributes to Fife Health and Social Care Partnership's new Mental Health Strategy (see pre-consultation draft here

    The inaugural meeting of the refreshed mental health forum was held in September 2019. Discussions were held around the big picture of mental health in Fife and the importance of Peer to Peer work.  Feedback was collected from those present around the topics of what the third sector needs to take the next steps (Simplifying, Growing peer to peer support and joining up) and how FVA and other partners could support this activity.




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