Jill’s blog of burning issues: Our future

May 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Welcome to the second of my ‘burning issues’ blogs. These blogs are designed to let you know what we are doing about the burning issues you highlighted at the recent Listening Events, along with feedback from the Your Voice Counts online conversations, the Staff Survey and the Staff Friends and […]

Carers can improve our services

May 11, 2016 at 12:11 pm

On 20 April 2016 we heard personal stories filled with hope, frustration, gratitude, bewilderment, weariness and laughter. This was our first meeting where we invited carers of people who use our services to talk to us about their experience and to ask if they would consider being our partners as […]

Why I love being a nurse, by Nicola Ramsey

April 6, 2016 at 11:05 am

I started my journey in nursing as a nursing assistant, which was prior to going into my training at 18 years old. At the time it wasn’t my first choice, I had applied for a number of jobs including florist and scientific officer. There wasn’t anything drawing me to nursing […]

My Journey with Mental Health by Sabine

October 2, 2015 at 9:26 am

My journey with mental health issues started in 2010, when my life went from being normal with a job and a happy home life, after two major events, I no longer knew who I was, I had a fear of leaving my house, being judged and being attacked again. In […]

Leeds Service User Network ‘Question Time’

November 3, 2014 at 10:35 am

Welcome to SUN Question Time! We will be blogging through today to keep you informed on the questions (and answers!) about mental health services we provide in Leeds. there are various people from the Trust here to answer the questions, including: Chris Butler, Chief Executive; Phil Sunderland, Inpatient Service Manager Kim […]

Annual Members Day 2014

September 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm

[portfolio_slideshow] “Looking at this week, the main event for me has been our Annual Members’ Day.  This was held on Tuesday in the magnificent setting of the Leeds Town Hall.  The thing that I really like about our Members’ Day is how we do the formal things, such as presenting […]

Service User Network – 2 July 2014

July 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Hello, my name is Barbara and I’m live blogging from our Service User Network this afternoon. It’s another busy meeting today, I estimate around thirty people are here today and there’s plenty on the agenda. Bev Thornton is a Recovery and Social Inclusion worker for the Trust and she is chairing today’s meeting. Bev […]

Building a Culture of Compassion

June 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Development day for Clinical Team at Towngate House IPS On 28th January 2014, the whole of the clinical team at Towngate House IPS, (part of the rehab and recovery service) had a development day. Nursing staff, Health support staff, Medical staff, and OT staff, spent the day reviewing and reflecting […]

Your Health Matters

April 16, 2014 at 10:41 am

Easter baking As part of the ‘Food for Thought’ campaign, Sarah and I went along to Your health matters Easter cooking session to meet the team and to join in their culinary experiments. We were met by Richard who was very enthusiastic and insisted on taking us around the newly […]

The triumph of hope over experience

February 11, 2014 at 12:03 pm

A few weeks ago an invitation arrived.  It concerned something I had never heard of before,  Leeds Poverty Truth . The Poverty Truth Challenge is a programme intended to address some of the issues caused by poverty in Leeds.  The idea is to bring together 15 ‘experts by experience’, that […]