The main aims of
HUG's mental health awareness training are:
provide a unique user-perspective based on direct personal testimony
provide a valuable opportunity to explore issues, increase understanding
understanding of the lives and experiences of people living with mental
improve communications (and ultimately service delivery) between people
with mental health problems and professionals.
understanding of how users wish to be treated and encourage good practice
in the treatment and care of mental health service users.
is limited awareness by some health and social care professionals of
the issues or perspectives of users, and this has been well documented
in HUG reports.
members regularly report on negative professional attitudes and poor
practice in the treatment and care of mental health service users.
The value and impact
of user-led training has been recognised and acknowledged by statutory
agencies in the Highlands.