Group Advocacy News

In May and June we: Listened to a lot of complaints about the impact of the new smoking ban on patients throughout the hospital. Patients in the Orchard Clinic feel the new policy hits them particularly hard: they see lots of people freely smoking on the grounds with no consequences, but because of rules on nurse escorts, they are unable …

Mirror Image by Jo McFarlane

Published in Stories of Changing Lives II This is what I want to be: a carbon copy print of me A billboard plastered high above: my picture on it, look of love This is what I want to write: my signature bold and wide A book about my tawdry life: the tears I’ve wept, the rope, the knife This is …

Stories of Changing Lives II

Simon and Ronnie launched our new booklet, Stories of Changing Lives II, at the Taking Stock conference on 28 May.  The day was a great success for us and a great way to distribute hundreds of copies to a wide audience.  Simon offered a thoughtful overview of the background to producing the book and Ronnie thrilled the audience with his …

Patients Council Meeting – Monday 25 May 2015

14 people attended an informative, stimulating and enjoyable informal question and answer session with Linda Irvine, NHS Lothian’s Strategic Programme Manager for Mental Health.  Linda does a lot of thinking, planning and gathering ideas on how to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people of all ages across the Lothians. NHS Lothian is involved in a number of Public …

Stories Of Changin Lives II Launch Event

The Royal Edinburgh Hospital Launch of Stories Of Changing Lives II: We are holding a launch event at 2pm on Monday the 13th July in the Link Gallery, Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Everyone is welcome! We look forward to seeing you there. Refreshments will be provided