D-RRIG Meeting, 19 April 2012

Caroline, Elaine and Linden will look at, ‘What can practitioners do to support people in their recovery – a consumer viewpoint’. This will be a very interesting series of short personal presentations concerning what they have experienced as helpful and an invitation to then discuss and explore this important issue.

Afternoon Presenters:

Julie Repper, Recovery lead for Nottingham Foundation Trust and Consultant-trainer with the National ImROC programme will take a session on Peer Support. Julie is an acknowledged national lead on developing peer support services and Nottingham a national demonstration site for ImROC. She will describe to us how a small project led by committed enthusiasts grew into a Trust policy to train and employ two peer support workers in every clinical team. Julie will share with us her experience of how to develop such initiatives and be available to discuss some of the issues and implications around developing peer support.

Jo Cheffey, Clinical Psychologist and Laura Hill, Psychiatrist are developing an approach to supporting self management in early dementia and both writing an overview paper and setting up some pilot innovations in OPMH services. They will present their ideas and where they have got to with their project and value discussion and interaction on their project.


9:30 for 10:00 Coffee and gather

10:00 – 11:30 update on recovery innovations and review of current D-RRIG projects and plans in addition to looking at the year ahead.

11:30 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 12:45 Caroline, Elaine and Linden: a personal perspective on what it means to be a ‘recovery oriented practitioner’

12:45 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 Presentation and discussion 1

2:30 – 3:30 Presentation and discussion 2

3:30 Close

You are welcome to come to the whole day or part of the day as you wish.

IF you would like to be with us for lunch please let Jayne (Jayneclarke@nhs.net) and Judith (Judith.Belam@nhs.net) know (i.e. reply to all) so that we can sort out the catering.

Expenses, that is transport and parking costs, are available for those unable to claim them from their employer.

All are welcome. Any inquiries to the above.

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