IMHA Regional Forums
Calling all practising IMHAs!
The last round of forums were held in September 2011. Click on the links for notes of discussions held or e-mail Jakki Cowley. We now have an on-line IMHA Forum - scroll down to find out more.
North West Click here to download the notes
Yorkshire and NE Click here to download the notes
South East Click here to download the notes
South West Unfortunately this was cancelled due to lack of numbers
Midlands Unfortunately there are no notes from this forum
The future of IMHA Regional Forums
The IMHA Support Project has hosted regional forums for all IMHA organisations across the country in the last year.
These forums offered an opportunity to network with colleagues, share experiences and get some new ideas around different aspects of IMHA practice and delivery.
These forums are currently being reviewed in order to consider how they can be accessed on a wider level and whether there is a need for an online community. We would welcome your views, please e-mail Jakki Cowley to feed into this discussion.
We now have an online IMHA forum!
The idea of the group is to make it as easy as possible for IMHAs to share practice tips and dilemmas. It's also somewhere that you can raise issues that you think we at a a4a need to be aware. You might even be the inspiration for the next bit of practice guidance.
Our IMHA Support Project lead Jakki Cowley, will be a regular on these boards and will be posting questions, answers and quandries on a regular basis. But it's really important that you contribute to the area.
In short, this is a space dedicated to your work. The IMHA role is vital, challenging and immensely beneficial to supporting the rights and dignity of people in the mental health system. That's important stuff! So we believe it's the responsibility of everyone working in IMHA to share knowledge and tips where they can.
To join the group, follow the instructions below:
1. Click here open the Linked-In web page for the Forum
2. Create your profile if don't already have one or sign-in to Linked-In
3. Click on groups
4. Search for IMHAs online
5. Request to join the group (stops spammers blocking up the boards)
6. We'll let you in
7. Contribute and share ideas