NHS Trust on the lookout for people to help shape health services in Wakefield
People in Wakefield are invited to attend a two day training course which will give information and advice on working in partnership with the Trust to shape local health services.
The courses, led by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, are open to all and will give advice on working alongside others and contributing as part of a group. The training will also cover volunteering opportunities available at the Trust and how you can make a difference to health services in your area.
The training will take place over two days and people interested can book on to one of the courses below:
- Monday 2 & Monday 9 June – 9.30am to 4.30pm, at Wakefield Sports Club (College Grove), Eastmoor Rd, Wakefield, WF1 3RR (participants must attend both dates)
- Wednesday 25 June – 9am to 4pm at St Swithun’s Community Centre, Arncliffe Road,Eastmoor, Wakefield, WF1 4RW and Wednesday 2 July, 9.30am to 4.30pm at Wakefield Sports Club (College Grove), Eastmoor Rd, Wakefield, WF1 3RR (participants must attend both dates)
The courses will also give information about involvement and volunteering opportunities at Wakefield Recovery College – one of several recovery colleges that will be opened by the Trust. The college will offer educational courses that support people in their recovery from health problems and to help them to stay well.
Paula Rylatt, service improvement and development manager at the Trust said, “We’d really like to encourage people in Wakefield to come along to the training and find out how they can work with the Trust.
“The training will give people information about how they can make a difference to health services and advice to help them feel confident in working as part of a group.
“There’s a lot of different ways people can get involved at the Trust, we’re currently looking for people to help us to shape the design of the Wakefield Recovery College. We’re also keen to hear from people who have a particular skill that they’d like to offer to the Recovery College. This could be facilitating sessions, mentoring and admin roles – anything that will help the college in its day-to-day running.”
If you’d like to attend one of the training events please email Stephanie.Woodhead@swyt.nhs.uk or call 01924 327472. You can find out more about the Recovery College at www.wakefieldrecoverycollege.co.uk