In May, Dr Diane Smith, our director of health intelligence and innovation, Jane Milner, head of volunteering, Mandy Hardwicke, senior clinical practitioner, Matt Ellis, recovery college lead and Debs Taylor, peer support worker presented at the Sheffield expo – microsystems coaching academy conference.
Their presentations focused on sharing our expertise and knowledge around how to place service users at the heart of what we do and the value lived experience brings to the centre of our microsystems. The three topics that underpinned this included the value in volunteering, recovery colleges and the value of co-production, and the influence of arts and creativity in recovery. View the presentations online.
Diane, along with partners from mental health organisations, also introduced a mental health quality improvement online tool which is in development and will be launched soon.
We had great feedback on the day from the UK, Canada and Holland, and inspired local people to also share their stories of recovery.