KCL Advance Statements Project for Black African and Caribbean people (AdStAC)

We are recruiting for workshops for the project.

We’ll be discussing how we can ensure that Advance Choice Documents (also known as advance directives or advance statements) work well for Black service users, carers/supporters and staff, in order to:

  • Help reduce detention under the Mental Health Act for Black service users
  • To support, hear and understand Black service users and their carers/supporters
  • To know and further understand the issues surrounding using advance choice documents and why staff members may not follow them
  • To reduce coercive care in mental health care, and to better the relationships between Black service users, their carers/supporters and staff/professionals

We really want to hear from everyone in order to ensure the above, and to then co-produce a resource to actively implement and use the advance choice document resource into the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust systems ahead of the new Mental Health Act legislation.

We’d really value hearing from Black service users and their carers/supporters to co-produce the resource and know their thoughts and advice around completing, accessing, training staff, and using advance choice documents in the current Phase 1: Workshops. The resource created in the end will be used in SLaM ahead of the new MHA legislation, hence why we want to co-produce this work with Black people, for Black people.

If you’d like me to talk and/or present to your group/team(s) about the study, so they can decide whether they’d like to participate in the workshops or know anyone who would , please do let me know.

Please see attached the flyer for the study. The dates & times for the upcoming workshops are:

Service user & Carer/Supporter workshops (£15 voucher included for attending): 

Tuesday 12th April: 2.30pm to 5pm (online) – next week

Wednesday 4th May: 5.30pm to 8pm (online) – Carers/Supporters Workshop

Thursday 12th May: 5.30pm to 7.30pm (online)

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