16 September 2013
A day to remember
"Great presentations, great attendance, informative and
inspiring!" This is what was said about the first of AWP's
'Celebrating our success' events last Wednesday 11 September.
And what a start it was with over 75 FT members, patients,
carers and voluntary sector representatives attending the Swindon
After a welcome, the day started with a presentation from a
group of Early Intervention Team service users. An inspiring group
of young people who, through the support of the EI service working
with Swindon Mind and Create studios have learned a number of media
skills including film production and editing.
Successful joint working was also shown with a presentation from
Dave Potts of the Swindon Community Infrastructure Partnership,
where AWP and Swindon Borough Council are working closely to make
sure service users' opinions are considered at all times while
receiving mental health services.
The final presenters were a group of fiercely independent and
informative service users and carers from the Forget Me Not
Service. Their account of their day to day personal struggle with
enduring illnesses such as dementia was extremely humbling and
provoked emotions within every member of the audience.
The event was a huge success. We could not have imagined the
level of attendance and enthusiasm.
Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to an