When your loved one is in our care, it is important to make sure everything is going in the right direction.
Our CAMHS inpatient wards hold weekly meetings with members of the clinical and nursing team, and your loved one is invited to these. At these meetings leave, medication and discharge planning is discussed.
If your loved one agrees, you can attend these meetings.
Members of the Team
Our team consists of Doctors, nurses, support workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, art therapist, social workers, and advance practitioners.
They all have an important role to play in supporting your loved one in their recovery.
There may be others involved such as physiotherapists, dieticians and GPs.
Your Loved Ones are encouraged to partake in feedback events, including visits from the CQC. They can attend Senior Leadership Team meetings where they can influence service development and change.
Community Meetings and Engagement
Each ward will have regular community meetings.
Your loved one will be invited to these meetings each time.
At these meetings staff will listen to your loved one's feedback on the ward environment, suggestions for ward-based activities, feedback about catering services and standards.
Family Room and Visiting
Our services welcome visits from family and friends. We ask that you contact the ward and let us know you are coming. Our services offer spaces for visits to take place, and these can accommodate children under the age of 18 (with an advanced appointment).
Your loved one may have leave off the ward and they may be able to meet you outside in our grounds or local area.
Carers Information Board
Our wards all have notice boards dedicated to you.
Here you will find information about your rights as a Carer, who to contact for local support and events that we are holding and how to get involved in them.
You can find further information at www.gmmh.nhs.uk/local-carer-groups
Our information packs are sent to you when your loved ones are admitted to our wards.
The pack includes information on the service they are in, visiting that service, how we involve you in your loved one's care, home leave and discharge planning, general information on the Mental Health Act, The Carers Charter and the Triangle of Care, who you may meet on the ward and how you can make your views heard among other pieces of information that may be useful to you.
If you have not received one of these, please contact the 0161 358 2488 and one will be sent to you.
How to Get Involved
We are continually looking for ways to make our services the best they can be for all of our service users, families and Carers. By working together, we can bring about real and lasting improvements.
We are keen to provide people with a variety of opportunities to get involved with our work .
We know that the views of friends and family members are important to ensure we are providing high quality services and meeting our values to be caring and kind, valuing and respecting others and working together.
There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with us and to help us shape the future of the Trust:
- Provide us with your feedback and share your views in our online surveys.
- There are paid opportunities for service users and Carers to work with our friendly and busy teams. Take a look at the roles available via the website.
- Become a member of our Foundation Trust
- Take part in our Recovery Academy courses or get involved with facilitating a course of your own.