WE ARE RUN BY SERVICE USERS FOR SERVICE USERS

Hello, and a warm welcome to our website. We hope you find it informative and helpful. We are an independent collective advocacy project for people who use or have used the services of The Royal Edinburgh Hospital
As member volunteers we are patients and former patients of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. We have put together sections we thought other patients and former patients would find useful.

We aim to: Provide you with all the latest on our members and volunteers activities, working to represent the voice of patients and former patients.
1) Build the website into an online historical resource.
2) Ensure the site is easy to navigate.
3) Develop ways you can give us your opinion on subjects such as:
The hospital reprovisioning (re-building of the new hospital)
Smoking in hospital
Quality of care
Positive stories and what works well
Our Most Recent AGM Documents are available now – If you would like to read more please click HERE

Tips For New Patients

“You may find initial difficulty in mixing with others in the ward. While this is understandable and should be overcome in your own time it is important not to isolate yourself. The company of others in a like situation very often helps recovery as much as medical advice.”

“You may find yourself ‘labelled’
under one psychiatric term or another. If so, remember that these names are only aids to understanding. They in no sense define you or challenge your individuality.”

CURRENT JOB VACANCIES

Royal Edinburgh Hospital Patients Council

Senior Human Rights Educator

35 hours per week 

Salary £26,325

Based in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, we strengthen the voice and realise the rights of patients and former patients through independent collective advocacy.

An exciting opportunity has opened up within our small, friendly and flexible team, for a Senior Human Rights Educator who will use their highly effective educational and advocacy skills to lead and manage a team of four educators, who will deliver a human rights awareness-raising programme, primarily to professional staff and people with lived experience of mental health issues.

Applications are encouraged from all people with lived experience of using, or caring for people who use, mental health services. The Patients Council offices are fully accessible.

The Patients Council is part of the MORE-P (Mind Our Rights Education programme) in partnership with CAPS and the Edinburgh Carers Council.

Find out more about the Patients Council on www.rehpatientscouncil.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 21st July 2021

Interviews will take place on Thursday 5th August 2021

Please download an application pack from Goodmoves website or

Carolyn@rehpatientscouncil.org.uk

The post requires membership of the PVG scheme,

as per the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

Royal Edinburgh Hospital Patients Council

Human Rights Educators – x four (4) posts

Approx. 5 hours per week (part-time) – 20 hours per month with hours per week to be worked flexibly over the month

Salary – £ 3,081 pro rata, based on a full-time salary of £22,335

per annum for a 36.25 hour week.

Based in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, we strengthen the voice and realise the rights of patients and former patients through independent collective advocacy.

An exciting opportunity has opened up within our small, friendly and flexible team, for four (4) Human Rights Educators who will use their highly effective educational and advocacy skills to deliver a human rights awareness-raising programme, primarily to professional staff and people with lived experience of mental health issues, all supported and managed by a Senior Educator (please see separate application if interested in this senior post).

Applications are encouraged from all people with lived experience of using, or caring for people who use, mental health services. The Patients Council offices are fully accessible.

The Patients Council is part of the MORE-P (Mind Our Rights Education programme) in partnership with CAPS and the Edinburgh Carers Council.

Find out more about the Patients Council on www.rehpatientscouncil.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 21st July 2021

Interviews will take place on Thursday 5th August 2021

Please download an application pack from Goodmoves website or

Carolyn@rehpatientscouncil.org.uk

The post requires membership of the PVG scheme,

as per the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

Stories Of Changing Lives III – Click Here to View

“The book focuses on the experiences of people who have longer stays in the hospital.  They describe their journeys from hospital to community.  They generously take us with them so we can learn from their experiences.”

Stories Of Changing Lives I I – Click Here to View

Please have a look at our publication.  The booklet offers readers the opportunity to share the journeys from hospital into community of some of those who have suffered serious mental illness but have come to terms, in different ways with their situation.  We hope you will find it inspiring.