Sharing Co-Production with the Royal College of Psychiatrists

8th April 2021

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The team from EMBRACE, alongside Hope College, was very pleased to present at this year’s Spring Conference for the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ General Adult Faculty, Revitalising Psychiatry: Inform, Involve, Innovate and Inspire. We were invited to share our model of co-production with 220 delegates as an exemplar of co-produced services in practice and presented as a team of service users, Peer Mentors, and staff members.

During the presentation, we explained the history of co-production in Slough, which originated with the ASSiST and EMBRACE teams and developed further through Hope College, Wellbeing & Coaching, and now BRAVE. We also talked about the importance of involving our service users and carers through co-production. We all agreed that forming and nurturing positive therapeutic relationships was at the heart of co-production and proved beneficial for both service users and staff.

Finally, we discussed how co-production can help others in their journey towards discovery. We were overjoyed to be featured in the conference and received some very positive feedback, including one attendee who said ‘Brilliant Presentation. Reinforcing the importance and benefits of co-production! Value, outcomes and people-focused’. We look forward to presenting again soon!

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