Kerry Musselbrook from Iriss shares her thoughts on the Our Shared Ambition event which was held in September 2017.
The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017 kicks off this week until 29 October.
What better time to plug Mindreel, a valuable learning resource that provides access to over 100 films that address a range of mental health issues.
The films featured on Mindreel were selected in conjunction with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. Most are films that were submitted to the Festival, and many are award winners. Iriss was a partner in the development of the resource.
The Keeping It Real conference at Stirling University on 26 April 2017 celebrated Service User and Carer Involvement in Professional Education and the difference it makes.
This was about showcasing good practice, sharing ideas and future ambitions, and discussing key challenges.
Sara Hitchens spoke eloquently (see attached presentation), reflecting back on the first national conference at Stirling University in 2013 (Real Lives: Real Difference) and the learning journey. She identified three essential ingredients for effective service user and carer involvement:
July 1 marks Canada Day and this year the country is celebrating its 150 anniversary; which means a big party, parade, fireworks and lots of other festive activities.
On the 1st of June 2017, Iriss and SSSC ran a workshop in Glasgow which asked:
‘What does good leadership look like in Scotland’s social services?’