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New report shares learning from NHS co-design project

NHS Lanarkshire Personality Disorder Working Group are taking a different approach to developing mental health support.

‘Moving from consultation to co-design’ is a partnership project between NHS Lanarkshire and Scottish Recovery Network. Taking a co-produced approach the project brought together people with lived experience, local organisations and NHS workers to highlight challenges and share ideas.

Deliberately moving away from the limits of traditional consultation, the project puts the knowledge, skills and experiences of people with lived experience at the heart of service co-design.

Feedback from participants called for a trauma-informed, person-centred and whole person, whole systems approach to support. Expanding on these key asks a range of practical ideas were suggested for the service including:

  • A drop-in hub in partnership with local third sector organisations to offer
    a variety of emotional, practical, and social support
  • A collaborative and holistic approach to care planning
  • Co-ordination of services and support and the integration of peer navigators
  • Trauma training that is co-produced and co-delivered

Learning from the project is now informing a new range of support pathways.

Sharing the learning

The project report looks at the approaches taken at each stage of the project. It highlights key themes and practical ideas for the service.

Read the report

Hear from the people involved

This film brings together some of the people involved in the project to share their experiences and insights. Hosted by our Network Officer Hannah we hear from participants Dom, Brian, Sian and Thomas and NHS Lanarkshire’s Liz and Lucy. An audio only podcast version is also available below.

It was a genuine conversation going on rather than just ticking boxes. It felt really positive. I’m usually quite cynical. I felt quite positive about it & just the fact that I felt listened to.

Brian, participant

Get in touch

We hope to use the learning from this project to support other NHS services in co-designing mental health services. If you would like to have a chat about working with us in this way please get in touch

The expertise of the Scottish Recovery Network has enabled NHSL staff involved in providing mental health services, to hear the views and opinions of people who we might not have heard from otherwise, and to reflect on the services currently provided. The ability to engage with third sector organisations and hear about community resources was also valued highly by NHSL staff.

Feedback from NHS Lanarkshire Personality Disorder Working Group