"Life to Live Event"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Inpatient mental health care

(as a staff member),

Today the involvement team held an event for the Mental Health Services for Older Persons (MHSOP) called "Life to Live", at Ashfield Community Hospital. Many organisations came and gladly shared infomation about their services, Bronte, Shelley and Kingsley Ward, Lawrence Day Unit, Mind, Jigsaw, PALs and Dementia Outreach.

There were different stalls with leaflets, photos and staff availiable to question about their service.

The activities co-ordinators Jane Smith and Jane Kirk from Bronte and Shelley ward made a tree from cloth, the leaves were attached during the day with comments on from visitors on the day. Some of the comments made were, "To bring a smile to someones face makes it all worth while", "Please listen to our older people" and "I feel proud to be involved in patient care".

It was nice to see so many health professionals that are full of enthusiasm about their services and want to share there infomation and experiance with patients, carers, relatives and staff and to hear all the positive feedback about MHSOP.

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Response from Helen Smith, AHP lead, Mental health services for older people, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you - another positive posting about the event organised about Mental Helath Services for Older People in the Mansfield and Ashfield area. A couple of other services not listed in the posting but that were present are the Community Mental Health teams and Working Age Dementia Service.

As an organaisation we are proud of offering patient centred services and having motivated and enthusiastic staff - I'm pleased this came across at the event.

Helen Smith

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