Practice Solutions’ Role with the Wales Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum

Practice Solutions provides the Forum with support through a co-production model.  They work with the Forum members and partners to help them generate the best possible outcomes for those with lived experience with mental health and for those who are carers.

Practice Solutions supports the Forum to develop national guidance, facilitates conversations between individuals, carers, partner organisations and Welsh Government to influence and inform policy activity and supports the Forum to recruit across a wide range of individuals in order to provide representation across demographics groups. 

Practice Solutions is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meet its data protection obligations. You can read their GDPR statement here.

Practice Solutions’ four key project objectives are outlined below:

Project objectives

1. To support the development of national guidance

  • To produce national guidance to reflect co-production principles, the current policy and legislative context and to advise on implementation

2. To support the Wales Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum

  • Provide admin support to the forum and subgroups / acting as secretariat to the quarterly meetings, coordinating messages, assisting with travel arrangements / expenses
  • To enable members to set their own agenda and to co-facilitate meetings with guidance from forum members
  • To assist members to organise an annual national event
  • To act at all times in a way that promotes independence and transparency
  • To run co-facilitated recruitment campaigns for independent national forum members, of the minimum number of locally recruited reps on boards
  • Liaise with Local Partnership Boards (LPB), to ensure they maintain membership

3. To coordinate the voice of service users in Wales

  • To facilitate conversation between service users and carers and the Welsh Government
  • To support gathering information from individuals and groups about their views across a range of policy areas
  • To support national events
  • To promote meaningful co-production activity that reflects true partnership working
  • To increase engagement with stakeholder groups for service users and carers across Wales

4. To promote diversity and equality in mental health policy

  • To ensure there is representation across demographic groups in policy activity
  • To ensure the representation of people with lived experience of mild to moderate and severe mental health conditions
  • To promote the inclusion of people who may be socially isolated
  • To diversify the range of individuals who take part in national conversations, including children and young people, older people, Welsh and other languages, mental health conditions that range in intensity from mild to severe, whether or not they are accessing services
  • To promote the inclusion of people across socio-economic spectrum
  • To encourage the inclusion of people with protected characteristics
  • To recognise the different ways in which people can contribute

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