'A Seat at the Table'

Publication of the D10 Be Well Report

We are pleased to highlight this report, developed by D10 Bell Well, on the views of all stakeholders in the Dublin 10 area on the inclusion of people with self-experience of mental health difficulties, and their supporters, on decision-making bodies both within mental health services and in the broader community.

This research was overseen by a working group called ‘The People with Self-Experience/Significant Support Person Initiatives Working Group’. This group was set up by ‘D10 Be Well’, an inter-agency forum focused on the mental health needs of the Dublin 10 local community.

They received a grant from Genio in 2014. This essential funding has enabled them to carry out this research. Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership and the HSE Community Rehabilitation Service worked alongside Rainbow Clubhouse EVE, Shine, Irish Advocacy Network, a number of individuals with self-experience and the local Carers’ group.

This report shows that there is an appreciation and understanding of the wealth of knowledge that people with self experience and their supporters can contribute. There is strong support for their inclusion in the management teams and decision making fora. It also highlights many barriers and the need to develop a coherent strategy to properly utilise this knowledge. The report includes a number of recommendations which will inform the next phase of the project and help to foster sustainable and true representation. To read the report in full, please click on the image below.Alternitivey you ca read the Executive Summary by clicking here.

 

D10 Be well is an interagency initiative which is working to respond to the mental health and wellbeing needs of the Dublin 10 community. The D10 Be Well is doing this by bringing key stakeholders together to create a space for dialogue. This collaboration has led to the development of a local area action plan, aimed at promoting mental health awareness, skills sharing and improved service provision.


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