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Staffordshire Mental Health & Criminal Justice Project Survey

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Mon 29 Feb 2016

Announcement from the South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health about the Staffordshire Mental Health and Criminal Justice Project:-

The South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health (SSNMH) are a charitable organisation providing, on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, a service to support people with experience of mental illness to influence how mental health services are commissioned and provided. We call this service Your Voice.

Over the last few years, our service members have highlighted a desire to see SSNMH provide more work and connections within the Criminal Justice System within Staffordshire, working closer to what is perceived as a 'hard to reach' audience.  However, as we scope this out, it is clear that the possibilities are endless.

We would like to hear from services who have a role with people affected by the criminal justice system (whether victims/witness, or people on the other side of the system), by the way of just four questions, about where you or your organisation may believe there are gaps in knowledge or awareness of mental health or mental illness, or the way in which communication happens between services operating within CJS environments and people with experience of mental illness.

We are therefore inviting people to complete our online survey.

Your comments will help inform our project plan and work over the next few months. Please do share this with your colleagues and partner organisations, as no doubt this affects far more agencies than I am aware of!

We have included a question on potential partnerships within this survey, and will be in touch if appropriate.

Please complete this survey before 5pm Tuesday 9 March 2016.

You can find more about us from our website www.ssnmentalhealth.co.uk, by calling the Your Voice Hub on 01543 301139, or by emailing keri.lawrence@ssnmentalhealth.co.uk