Involvement Opportunities

Opportunities to get involved in projects taking place within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust are published here

August 2022

Involvement opportunity for people over 65 with lived experience of long term psychosis, their families and carers.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust’s Older People Mental Health Team is developing a new, occupational therapy based, treatment for over 65’s who have experienced long term psychosis. The service will aim to deliver recovery based rehabilitation to service users in the community, supporting service users to engage in meaningful occupations, maintain independence, and develop skills for independent living, improving quality of life.

We are looking for people over 65 with a lived experience of long term psychosis, as well their families and carers, to take part in a on line focus group. We would like to understand the needs of this service user community, their families and carers, and explore your views on how to shape and deliver this new service in order to ensure that is best placed to meet your needs. 

The focus group will be held on 6th September, at 2pm via zoom. If you are interested in this work and would like to contribute please contact Clare Broughton on 07971 540194 or email at Claire.Broughton@cpft.nhs.uk

June 2022

Involvement Partners for the Sexual Safety  Collaborative.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT) are starting a group looking at sexual safety for people staying on inpatient mental health wards. We can not do this without the voices of people who have used services and are there looking for people who would be interested in being part of the group. 

The key responsibilities of this role is to work with CPFT to review and develop CPFT’s sexual safety standards and guidance on their mental health. Further information about the role can be found in the role description.  Role description for Sexual Safety Collaborative.docx [docx] 266KB

It is anticipated that this role will require approximately 5 hours per month including attendance of task and finish groups, subgroups, reading prior to meetings. Debrief and supervision will be offered as part of this opportunity. Meetings will largely be virtual but potentially may be face to face. 

Payment for your time and expertise will be offered at £10.00 per hour. Travel expenses will be paid as per the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust reimbursement policy for Carers and Service Users.

This post is subject to disclosure and barring scheme clearance and Occupational Health clearance and successful applicants will be expected to complete mandatoary training relevant to their role. 

For further information about the role please email Poonam.Hyland@cpft.nhs.uk or Sharon.Johnson@cpft.nhs.uk

To apply for this role please complete the following application form ( Application form.docx [docx] 68KB ) and email it to Poonam.Hyland@cpft.nhs.uk and Sharon.Johnson@cpft.nhs.uk.  

April 2022

Have you accessed crisis or acute inpatient services in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough? We need your help!

We are looking for service users’ involvement in developing Brief Crisis Interventions to support people through their mental health crisis that will be delivered by the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams (CRHTT) and/or Mulberry Wards (inpatient wards for people in mental health crisis) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This collaboration will involve meeting face to face and/or online, one to one and in groups to discuss possible interventions.

We are looking for people who have previously accessed services provided by CRHTT or have previously been admitted to the wards due to experiencing suicidal thoughts and/or acted on these thoughts or experienced psychosis.

These meetings will take place in April-May 2022. They will be about 45-55 min long and we would ask you to commit to 5-6 hours in total. We will be offering a reimbursement of £10/h for people who take part in this activity. If you have any questions or are interested in this role please contact Olga Hide (Senior Assistant Psychologist) at  olga.hide@cpft.nhs.uk or phone 07542 030203.

As a patient

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