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Have your say at NSFT engagement events

The Governors at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) want to hear from Members and local people their views on emotional wellbeing and mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk. They are holding 4 engagement events where you can find out about the changes the Trust has made to improve services over the last 12 months. You can also find out about how you can be involved in these improvements. You will have the chance to hear about Governor…

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Have your say at mental health engagement events

The Governors at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) want to hear from Members and local people their views on emotional wellbeing and mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk. They are holding 4 engagement events where you can find out about the changes the Trust has made to improve services over the last 12 months. You can also find out about how you can be involved in these improvements. You will have the chance to hear about Governor…

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Visible Festival

VISIBLE is a project launched by the Norfolk and Norwich SEND Association for 2022 and beyond. The first Neurodiversity Festival will take place at The Forum in Norwich on October 21st and 22nd. “Together, we can influence change countywide. Together we can listen and we can learn. Together we can be heard and we can be VISIBLE!” “During the festival we have a range of guests who will host discussions and workshops. You can click here to see who will…

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Living Well With Autism

The Recovery College is run by the mental health trust and the aim is to provide an educational approach to understanding and managing some of the mental health challenges that people are facing. The Recovery College are offering a new course ‘Living Well With Autism’.  “This 5 week free course helps people (16+ years) explore ways that people who have autism can live well and have a meaningful and purposeful life. Like all our courses at the Recovery College, this…

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WEA Eastern Region Courses from June 2022 onwards

Courses available for adult learners aged 19 or older in Norfolk, Suffolk and online. The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland. The WEA is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. Last year the WEA helped 28,219 students, with the support of nearly 2,000 volunteers, 900+ tutors and over 6,000 members.  Some of the courses starting soon include: More Healthy Cooking on…

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Exhibition invitation | Northside House at East Gallery

Sharing details of an exhibition hosted by Hospital Rooms, Norwich University of the Arts and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Exhibition detailsCavendish House, St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4AE Tuesday 16 November 2021 – Saturday 15 January 2022Tuesday – Friday 12-5pmSaturday 12-4pm Free and open to all About this event Hospital Rooms, in collaboration with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Norwich University of the Arts, presents an exhibition showcasing our most innovative project to date at Northside House.…

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Suffolk Autism Social Club

About the Club This is a social club for adults on the autism spectrum run by Leading Lives. Come and meet like-minded people in an informal setting. You are welcome to bring along a friend or family member. There will be a monthly programme of activities/speakers. Please go online at www.leadinglives.org.uk or call 01473 602931 for more details. This club is in partnership with Your Wellbeing in Mind and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Details When: First Friday of each month. Time: 6:00pm…

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Open Doors to the Community: spotlight on health and wellbeing

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is working with Great Yarmouth Borough Council and East Suffolk Council for local residents. The event will be on Friday 26 November, 10am until 2pm. The event will be at The Shrublands Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP. More information will be available soon. If you have any questions, you can e-mail: joanna.pawlett@jpaget.nhs.uk

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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: Waveney Adult Community Learning Disability Team

You may not know but nestled in Lowestoft is the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) Waveney Adult Community Learning Disability Team. The dedicated team offer services to adults over the age of 25 with a learning disability. They work alongside the Learning Disability Youth and Children Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service ensuring effective transitions for individuals approaching 25 and who also need their service. Currently 160 people are open to the service. The small team of 15…

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Census 2021 Accessibility and Completion advice, online session Friday 19 March

Census 2021 accessibility and completion information from Norfolk and Suffolk’s Census Engagement Team About this session Census 2021 is the most accessible Census yet. Need help with the questionnaire? Need help getting a questionnaire? This session will look at accessibility options and offer more general advice on completing the Census whether online or on paper. Unsure of anything Census and the census team will help you. When are the sessions? Fri, 19 March 2021 14:00 – 15:30 Add to Calendar…

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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust engagement sessions

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) needs your feedback! Hosted by NSFT Governors, NSFT will be holding 6 online events to help us focus on what’s important to the people who use our mental health services and their carers. Attendees at last year’s event helped shape our Annual Plan and we will start the session by updating you on our progress over the last 12 months. Governor Priorities identified from last year’s events were: · Quality Improvement: improving access…

Suffolk Adult Mental Health VCSE Forum

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) are inviting all Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations, those providing support around Adult Mental Health, to a new Suffolk VCSE Forum. Meetings will be held every 2 months. The first meeting will be on the 7th October 2020, 11am to 1pm, hosted online. The primary goal of this meeting is to ensure NSFT deliver the best possible outcomes for service users and carers. The Forum wants to create and build on partnerships…

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WorkReady resource 5 – Writing a job application – an easy-read guide

Introducing #WorkReady – a collaborative project between Ace Anglia, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Thinklusive. Together with people with a learning disability and / or autism, we co-produced easy-read resources to encourage people with a learning disability into work. You can download Writing a job application – an easy-read guide by clicking the link below.

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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: Hellesdon Hospital new wards

Last summer, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) was awarded £38m in Government funding to redevelop new facilities at the Hellesdon Hospital site in Norwich. “A brand new 16-bed ward will also be created so that we can increase our capacity and reduce the number of patients travelling outside of the area for treatment. In total, the wards will provide 80 beds.“ The project will improve the environment in which our service users receive care, leading to better clinical…

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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: CQC reports about services for people with a learning disability

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet standards of quality and safety. They publish what they find, including performance ratings to help people choose care. The CQC have recently inspected Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). NSFT provide mental health services across Suffolk and Norfolk. NSFT has some Learning Disability services. You can read the reports for these by clicking the button below. Information from the CQC After each inspection, we…

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Wellbeing through Art: Imagination and Creativity

Staff and service users of Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust are being invited to submit a piece of artwork for display at an inspirational new exhibition taking place during the spring, which will show how art can help our wellbeing. Called “Wellbeing Through Art – Imagination & Creativity”, the exhibition will be held at the Waterfront Gallery at the University of Suffolk between 11 and 29 May. It comes following the success of last year’s event, which was called…

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A chance to help shape mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is looking for 8 new Governors, with an interest in mental wellbeing, to represent the views of local people and help shape its future. The seats open for election are: 3 Public Governors in Norfolk 3 Public Governors in Suffolk 1 Service User Governor in Norfolk 1 Staff Governor. The successful candidates will be part of the Council, which is responsible for a number of important duties, such as holding the Non-executive Directors…

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Hospital Rooms

“Hospital Rooms’ mission is to bring world class art to mental health hospitals. Our vision is for all people in mental health wards to have the freedom to experience extraordinary artworks. We believe in the power of art to provide joy and dignity and to stimulate and heal.” Without Hospital Rooms, mental health hospitals will remain spaces that offer little comfort, and the quality of care and patients’ well-being will be compromised. Opportunities to be inspired and engage in the…

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#averydifferentconversation

#averydifferentconversation has been happening across east and west Suffolk since May 2018. During the past 6 months, our partnership – Suffolk User Forum, Suffolk Parent Carer Network, Suffolk Family Carers, Ace Anglia and Healthwatch Suffolk, along with the NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups, the Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Suffolk County Council – has had 4,430 direct contacts with members of the public, received 737 online survey responses and held more…

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Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, CQC Report

Norfolk and Suffolk’s mental health trust  (NSFT) has been rated inadequate for a third time. When the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspect a service, they give it a rating. There are four ratings: Outstanding – Performing exceptionally well. Good – Performing well and meeting expectations. Requires Improvement – The service isn’t performing well. Inadequate – The service is performing badly. NSFT said it was disappointed but “determined to get things right”. Inspectors found patients left unsupervised in segregation, a high proportion…

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Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: Green Light for Mental Health

​The Green Light Toolkit is from the National Development Team for Inclusion. It is an audit (a way of checking) how well Mental Health services meet the needs of people with Learning Disability and/or Autism. It then informs the development of plans to improve Mental Health services for people with Learning Disability and/or autism. The toolkit has 27 standards to make sure that reasonable adjustments are in place, to provide fair and equitable services that meet peoples’ needs. These include…

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