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08 February 2018
Human rights event St Martins and the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) held a training day in London on Wednesday 7 February. When people are discharged from mental health hospitals, this can raise human rights issues including their right to liberty, their well-being and their autonomy/independence. The training explored what a human rights approach has to offer. More details are available here.
08 February 2018
Co-production meeting Another successful co-production meeting was held at St Martins on 8 February. There was a record attendance with the lounge at Wilton Villas full of participants. The group discussed peer to peer training and mentoring, St Martins' employability and wellbeing programme, neighbour complaints, the summer fair, advocacy, medication and service user rights. Co-production meetings are monthly and the next one will be held on Thursday 8 March.
23 January 2018
New service consultations St Martins will soon be opening a new service for people with complex mental health and learning disability needs in north London. We are holding consultations with local commissioners, placement leads and clinicians during the first couple of months of 2018.
23 January 2018
Employability & Wellbeing St Martins has announced dates for rolling Employability and Wellbeing programmes throughout 2018. The employability programme has been designed to help residents to plan and feel more prepared for employment. It includes learning on: -Searching for a job -Applying for a job -Preparing for an interview -Interview skills -Positive attitudes and behaviours at work - Working in a team   The follow-up Wellbeing programme helps residents gain a deeper understanding and awareness of issues relating to health and working. It promotes the importance of positive physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing which are all necessary ingredients for seeking and sustaining employment. -Mental Health Awareness -Alcohol Awareness -Substance Misuse Awareness -Personal Safety -Stress Awareness    
16 January 2018
Human rights learning event 7 February St Martin of Tours and the British Institute of Human Rights are holding a learning event on hospital discharge and human rights on 7 February. ‘A Human Rights Approach to Hospital Discharge’ will take place in London on Wednesday 7 February at 2pm (ending by 5pm). The learning event provides a space for people working on hospital discharge, and related issues, to learn and discuss how human rights can help you to work collaboratively to improve outcomes for patients. Whether you work in service design or delivery, as a regulator or a Commissioner, come along and join the discussions. The session will cover:
  • Human rights and hospital discharge: what you need to know
  • Using human rights in practice: real life examples
  • Working collaboratively: using a human rights approach
You will also receive a free copy of new toolkit we have produced with BIHR on hospital discharge and human rights. To secure your free place, please use our on-line booking form here: https://www.bihr.org.uk/Event/hospital-discharge-learning-event Places are limited. Please use the promotion code ‘PRIORITY’ when booking to secure your place.

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