There are lots of benefits and rewards to getting involved, for some people it may be part of their own recovery journey, for others it is about being listened to and heard and for others it’s about wanting to give something back.
What do you get from getting involved?
- Opportunity to make a difference
- Meeting new people
- Develop new skills
- Support and Training
- Improved self-esteem and confidence
The Personality Disorder Service encourages service user and carer involvement; we believe that it is central to both service delivery and future developments within the service. There are a number of ways that you can become involved, some examples are below but please visit our Members' page for more information.
- Telling us what you think of the service you received. Your knowledge and experience of using our service is really valuable to us. Finding out what has been helpful or unhelpful in yours or your relative’s care is important to us.
- Volunteering your time – we have a variety voluntary opportunities enabling you to use your experiences to help others.
If you would like to find out more about Involvement or Volunteering Opportunities within the Personality Disorder Service we would be very happy to hear from you, please contact: PDService@sompar.nhs.uk, or alternatively please visit our Members' page for more information.
The Personality Disorder Service actively encourages, seeks and responds to the views of service users and their carers where possible. Feedback about our services is valued and always welcome.
If you would like to give us some feedback or have a story, a piece of art or poem which you would like to share with other people who use the service, carers or professionals, please contact us using the form below.
Please see link below for service users’ and carers’ experiences of accessing and using mental health services.