In late 2015/early 2016, we ran a survey to ask parents what support they needed when they were approaching or in crisis. We asked what support they had had, how easy it was to find it and if it was of any use. Click here or on the image to go the report.
In June 2016, we brought together families who had children and young people in Assessment & Treatment Units, or had recently had them in there. We wanted to find out where the issues began, what support had been available, what support was needed and also what recommendations they had. Click here or on the image to go to the report.
Independent Hospitals – Families share their experiences
We have heard so many heartbreaking and horrific stories over the last few years from families who have loved ones held in inappropriate in-patient settings. We decided to focus on two in-patient settings – Hospital X & Hospital Y. Due to the number of people we have met with similar experiences we felt the bad practice their sons & daughters were subjected to was far more than coincidence. Click here or on the image to go to the report
Getting Out – a Stronger Together family project
BUT hosted a two-day Stronger Together event specifically targeted at families whose loved ones have come out of an ATU or specialist MH hospital and returned to life in the community.
The aims of the event were to a) share the stories of families with lived experience of having a loved one in an in-patient setting; b) find out what worked and what did not work in helping to get loved ones home and c) report the key themes that emerged from the event to NHS England