Mental Health & Emotional Health in Cornwall
Welcome to Service User Network Cornwall. A totally independent friendly site for all service users, peer to peer supporters and carers who live or know someone who lives with Emotional or/with Mental Health issues in Cornwall (UK). We also welcome those with Learning Disablilties (LD), Autism including Asperger's syndrome and Drug and Alcohol . If you find it hard to survive within this world or you feel like an alien, then maybe this site can support and help you to build your own life.
Well everyone is welcome, but please respect who the site has been primary set up for.
Judgemental people are the only ones we have a problem with, we do realise this is a Mental Health condition, yet with so many vulnerable people on the site, can we request, if you suffer with this condition, you are welcome to read, but please do not judge others here. RESPECT is the word, we are not bothered by people's lifestyles or religion, sexual preference, politics, colour, or where they come from, we are all human.
This site has been built and funded by a service user, no outside funding has been used in the development of the site. It is also the first time this service user has tried to build such a site. So if you have any positive criticism, please feedback. Is there anything more that needs adding?
Sometimes the service providers, either do not have the funding that is needed or they really do not understand the pain a lot of people actually experience. So it is up to us to try and educate as well as letting them know what our needs are.
Together we are a powerful voice, we can help in many ways to rid the stigma of Mental and Emotional Health.
We have already had requests for both paid and voluntary involvement. We have already engaged with Exeter, Plymouth and Cornwall combined universities, along with other requests. So let us know if you are interested. Also we have been aproached by a Television company to make a programme, intrested? Looking for those with all conditions, so do not think "I cannot do that", we will give you the support you need.
It is important to sign up to this site, the information will not be given to anyone else. Only the moderators of the site, who are all checked for confidentiality, will only see names. We welcome positive comments about the services as well as the negative. We also encourage Carers and Employee's to send us their comments.
Please add Service User, Carer, GP, CPN, Therapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Parent, Social Worker or other interest at the beginning of the message. There will never be the passing on of names to anyone else except in the circumstance where someone is either in danger to self or to others.
Cornwall has had a dismal record on Mental and Emotional Health for many years. Most years its in the top Counties for suicide. Adult Social Care and Mental Health services have nothing to celebrate. But neither do the voluntary sector along with much of the set up of service user involvement in Cornwall. In 2005 Cornwall was held up as the way Service User Involvement works. But since then it has collapsed, hopefully someone in authority will reverse this trend. But in the meantime, it's down to us guys, so please sign up and help each other.
Keep safe and share all the good things with others and of course if you need to talk then please share on the Forums..... unfortunately we are also service users, so we cannot give any professional help.
Should you be in danger, then please ring 999 and ask for the police.
There is now a new social media page called Cornwall SUN on Facebook..... come and join us... have your say.... what is your need.?... do you receive the treatment you need? Let us build a Facebook page and encourage service users to speak out and to find the support they need. http://www.facebook.com/#!/cornwallsun
Do have a good look around, there is something for just about everyone. Contact via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me walk you through the site.... Well this is the:-
Recovery can be different for each person and many ways need to be tried to find the right approach for the individual.
Well that is the begining of the site, over time it is hoped that it will just get bigger and better. If you have any idea's of including other things, then do please get in touch.
If you live in other area's, why not set up a similar site for your area. We could develop a whole network throughout the Country.
Each County could be called sun-yourcounty.com or sunyourcounty.com
Thank you for dropping in, do bookmark (Ctrl D ) and revisite often as the site should be on going with many new developments.
Take care of yourselves and your community.
((((Hugs to all))))