Ways to Be
The HUG Communications Project was set up to challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness. There are 4 main areas of work you could get involved in:
To Be Our Local Representative
HUG's credibility relies on knowing what is happening at in the local communities across the Highland. We are always looking for people who might:
To Be A Representative on Committees and Meetings
We have a place on a number of committees e.g. Service Development Groups at New Craigs, and have frequent requests to attend meetings. You may be able to represent HUG at these committees if you feel relatively comfortable about what our policy may be.
If you were willing to go on a committee we would usually ask you to 'shadow' a current HUG member or worker to start with to help you gain a feeling for the issues and the group. Normally we would always try to have at least two HUG members on any group.
To Lead a Special Interest Group
In HUG we are developing informal special interest groups such as housing, benefits or the justice system. You may wish to join one or set up a new one and become one of our key contacts when relevant issues arise.
To Decide on Policy
When we are creating
a report or paper which will give a HUG policy or view on a particular
subject we will send it out to for comment.
Become a Round Table Member
To attend the Round Table meeting once every two months in Inverness. This meeting is in two parts:
In the morning we discuss internal issues such as meetings we have been to, progress of the Communications Project, becoming constituted and polices we want to agree.
In the afternoon we meet with officials from the Health Board and Social Work to raise any current issues of concern or to discuss our latest report.
Highland Users Group
Tel: (01463 723560) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org