Personality and Trauma Response – workshop two
About the workshop
The second workshop for the Personality and Trauma Response project took place in December 2022 at Portsmouth Central Library. 30 people attended, including people with lived experience, carers and professionals.
The main aims of the workshop were to:
- Review the name chosen for the project in the first workshop.
- Understand people’s views on ten suggested ideas for improvement.
- Understand which of the ideas people felt were most important.
Renaming the project
As a group, it was agreed to keep the project title Personality and Trauma Response. The name for the project is now being used across other areas within Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board.
Previously it was called ‘Personality Disorder pathway’, but many people found this name unhelpful.
Ideas for improvement
The group were presented with ten ideas for improvement which were created from the findings of the first workshop, as well as evidence from other areas across the country, and experts in the area.
The ideas for improvement included:
- Engaging excluded groups
- Increasing choice of treatments
- Improving support for those moving between teams or services
- Filling gaps in support between Talking Change and mental health services.
- Solent Recovery College
- Training provided by peers and mental health staff
- Mental Health staff in GP surgeries
- Trauma informed care training
- Small grants of money for community groups.
- Service user network
The group discussed each idea looking at the positives and negatives and made suggestions for how to make improvements.
Understanding which ideas are most important
Following on from the discussions, each person placed each idea in order of importance from 1-10. Each idea was ranked first – tenth, with first being the least important and tenth being the most important. This gave us the views of 30 people. The same exercise was completed by 17 people outside of the workshop who work in different areas of mental health services. The scores were combined and added up. Both groups gave very similar results.
The results were as followed:
- Engage excluded groups scored 295 with 12% of the overall votes.
- Increasing choice of treatments scored 284 with 12% of the overall votes.
- Filling gaps in support between Talking Change and mental health services scored 298 with 12% of the overall votes.
- Improving support for those moving between teams or services scored 260 with 11% of the overall votes.
- Mental health staff in GP surgeries scored 279 with 11% of the overall votes.
- Trauma informed care training scored 269 with 11% of the overall votes.
- Training provided by peers and mental health staff scored 215 with 9% of the overall votes.
- Service user network scored 191 with 8% of the overall votes.
- Solent Recovery College scored 167 with 7% of the overall votes.
- Small grants of money for community groups scored 174 with 7% of the overall votes.
These results show that people felt that all areas of suggested improvement are important, as the percentage of overall votes were quite similar for each (between 12% and 7%). The ranking system shows that some areas were rated more highly by more people (ranging between 298 and 167 points).
If you would like more detailed information about this workshop, please contact CMHFPortsmouth@Portsmouthcc.gov.uk.
The project group will analyse this feedback which will be used to develop a business plan for the Personality and Trauma response project. This will be fed back and form the basis for the discussion at the next workshop to take place on the 23 May 2023.
If you would like to take part in any of our workshops, visit our Improving Mental Health webpage to learn more.