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HELPING TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ON THE FYLDE COAST
The Next Meeting
Blackpool Town Hall
The Forum was set up in 1992 to provide a voice for Users of Mental Health services, their Carers, and others with an interest in Mental Health issues on the Fylde coast.
Who can join the Forum?
Anyone who has experienced Mental Health problems/services in Blackpool, Fylde or Wyre, or has an interest in Mental Health issues.
Is being a Forum member a big commitment?
There is no commitment.
You can come to any Forum meetings that you want to. If you only want to come every so often that's fine. Or if you have a specific matter that you would like us to discuss.
New members are always welcome
· If you have had a Mental Health problem.
· If you are still experiencing a Mental Health problem.
· If you are a Carer of someone who has had/still has a Mental Health problem
· If you have an interest in Mental Health in all its aspects.
How often does the Forum meet?
Every 6 weeks
Aims and Objectives
Allowing Service Users living on the Fylde coast to meet together and discuss their concerns, their needs, and their views.
Prompting appropriate action by Health and Social Services, etc.
Acting as a point of contact between those receiving Mental Health services and those providing Mental Health services.
Hopefully, promoting a higher degree of public awareness about Mental Health.
What will you achieve by getting involved?
Meeting with people who have/had similar problems.
The chance to influence the future of Mental Health services.
Being personally involved (if you choose to be) in how local services are run. For example - Interview panels, review meetings, committees.
Helping to spread a better awareness of Mental Health issues to the general public.
Dates for 2013
Town Hall, Blackpool
2pm - 4pm
February 27th ROOM E
+ AGM ROOM A
May 15th ROOM E
July 3rd ROOM E
August 7th ROOM E
September 11th ROOM A
October 30th ROOM E
December 11th ROOM A
January 22nd 2014 ROOM E
If you need to travel by public transport to get to Forum meetings your bus fares will be paid back to you.
How to contact the Forum
You can write:
The Mental Health Forum
343 Red Bank Road,
You can telephone: 01253 596334
You can Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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