"Rampton Hospital, Peaks Unit, Involvement Group"

About: Rampton Hospital

(as a volunteer/advocate),



Wednesday the 25th of May saw a meeting of the Involvement group at the Peaks from 10am to 12 noon. It was attended by several staff and patients and a guest speaker Louise Randall (Quality improvement lead: Forensic services) who talked about the fifteen step challenge.

There was a discussion around the topic of “blanket restrictions”.

Feedback was taken from “the wards” and some discussion about taking issues to the patient council meeting.

After a break (with refreshments! ) there were suggestions for inviting guest speakers to up-coming meetings.

Events planning was discussed and the patients presented a leaflet that they

Had been working on entitled Meaningful Activity Plan, or MAP for short.

This is “a strengths-based approach to support recovery, and is therefore premised on the idea that we need to create opportunities for social interaction, in order to help ourselves on that journey. We are all attempting to secure some kind of valued outcome in our lives.

Negative behaviours result when individuals lack the internal and external resources necessary to satisfy their values using pro-social means.

Regular engagement in social activities can have positive impacts on psychological functioning, healthy lifestyles, overall happiness and builds good therapeutic relationships with staff and other patients.

It should be noted that MAP is ultimately a framework for healthy human functioning. ” (quote from MAP leaflet. )

The activities suggested included Gym, Kick-about on the astro-turf

Mindful walk around in the evening. Non-stop cricket or rounders,

Film night, volleyball and Board games night / bingo.

The Involvement Volunteers from the Rosewood Centre asked for some patient feedback for this Patient Opinion Posting:


1. Having a guest speaker.

2. We all feel equally valued, there is no hierarchy and we feel listened to.

3. The MAP leafet

Things we could do better:

1. Meetings could be advertised better

2. Membership of the Patients council need to be members of the Involvement Group.

3. One of the wards needs to prioritise it’s focus on community meetings.

We are all looking forward to the next Involvement Meeting and we invite new patient members to attend.

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Response from Sue Baker, Occupational Therapy Manager, The Peaks Unit, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

It is great to read about the Involvement Meeting at the Peaks Unit. Unfortunately I was not able to attend this one but I had faith in our patients to remain committed and motivated to carry this venture forward. As a Management team we are in discussions already about ways of providing the Meaningful Action Plan....Well Done to all!!!

Sue and Martina
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Response from Nigel Groves, Involvement and Experience Lead, Forensic Services, Involvement Team, Nottinghamshire Health care Trust We have made a change

It is just great to come into work today and read this posting. We have all worked hard to relaunch the Involvement group at the Peaks. It should be noted as I was at the meeting that the Patients have already decided on a Patient Chair and vice chair for the group. Also one of the Patients has volunteered to produce posters to advertise the group. I am confident that everything is now set in place to make this a meaningful session of reflection, feedback and two-way working.

The new Chair and vice chair will need support in planning the next meeting so a review of the minutes of the meeting might be a good place to start and a meeting set up to work on the agenda and actions from the last meeting. I hope the CRB Staff will be as supportive as I have found in this new venture and I am very greatful to Avis, Sue, Mary,Alision, Jon and Martina for all their help and support for this new Group. could you pass on my thanks to the Staff the Rosewood volunteers and of course the Patients

We have now made a change in the way the Involvement groups runs at the Peaks

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