After the success of the inaugural West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network (WMMHIN) event held on 11th May on Individual Placement and Support (IPS) the network held their official launch on the 5th July which also had an added element of Crisis Care.
There were a wide range of delegates present including service users and carers, commissioners, Public Health England, NHS England, Clinicians, third sector organisations, as well as the Chief Executives of two mental health trusts in the region, along with their Director of Nursing.
The speakers delivered engaging presentations on Meridian innovation exchange platform, RAIDPlus, the RAID model ‘Up the M6’ in Salford, and Street Triage.
During the latter part of the afternoon delegates were asked to discuss in groups the challenges they are facing in their areas and any innovations that they felt may be of benefit to colleagues.
Feedback received was extremely positive from those who attended and we look forward to working with leading individuals in the field of crisis care across the West Midlands to further support our Service Users and Carers.