Webinar: Effective care planning for people with mental health challenges during COVID

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In this webinar you will hear compelling first hand examples of the impact a personalised approach to social care has made from the voluntary provider Making Space, and members of the National Co-production Advisory Group.

A common concern for TLAP and the Association of Mental Health Providers, who hosted this webinar, is how do we as a sector not lose sight of personalised approaches during Covid.  What further actions can councils take in their role as the the primary commissioners of voluntary, community and independent mental health and wellbeing services. 

There is a Q & A session which addresses questions raised by attendees. Policy papers referenced can be found below. 


Martin Walker - host

Martin Walker is the policy lead for self-directed support at Think Local Act Personal. You can follow him @martindavidwal2

Rachel Peacock

Rachel is the CEO, Making Space and Trustee of The Association. Rachel joined Making Space in 2013, having started her professional life as a Community Development Team Leader at Wigan and Leigh CVS. She has a lot of knowledge of small local as well as large national charities, and has worked as a  commissioner. 

Marsha McAdam

Marsha is a member of the National Co-production Advisory Group, a founding member of the Speaker Collective. She  is an active member of the Lived Experience Group for Equally Well and was until recently Co-Chair of the Greater Manchester Personality Disorder Strategy. Marsha wrote a moving blog for Centre for Mental Health, describing her battle with BPD, the stigma a diagnosis attracts and her journey to affect change. 

Isaac Samuels

Isaac is a member of the National Co-production Advisory Group and has lived experience of mental health challenges.  He is involved in steering group leadership roles with People's Committee UEL; Queer Futures at Lancaster University; Research group City University, Redbridge Rainbow committee member; blogger and guest writer at Baseline magazine; Healthwatch member and volunteer at Re:Assure women's project.