The Hear Us Mental Health Open Forum is designed so that mental health service users can come together and discuss Croydon’s mental health and wellbeing services
Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Open Forum has been running online since April 2020 and will return to face-to-face in September 2023, which will also be live-streamed to enable everyone who wants to participate and have a say in Croydon’s mental health and wellbeing services. The Open Forum will be located at our office in South Croydon, and In-person access will be reduced to 20 people until we can find a new home for the forum in Croydon.
Aims of the Open Forum Project:
To bring together the mental health community, particularly current service users of SLaM services, to discuss Croydon’s mental health and wellbeing services, accessibility, quality and development of these services.
A place for the Croydon Mental health community to meet, network, and discover new opportunities that aid positive mental health and well-being, help to prevent dependency on clinical services and support people to regain self-esteem, confidence and empowerment.
When are our Open Forums?
1st Tuesday April
1st Tuesday May
1st Tuesday June
1st Tuesday July
1st Tuesday Aug
1st Tuesday Sept
1st Tuesday Oct
1st Tuesday Nov
1st Tuesday Dec
1st Tuesday Feb
1st Tuesday March
The Open Forum Ground Rules
Respect for the guest speakers at all times. Unfortunately, anyone who breaks this rule may be asked to leave the meeting.
Respect for each other – everybody is entitled to have their say and one person to speak at a time. Please raise your hand if you have a question.
Respect for the Chair of the meeting. Everyone to listen if the Chair calls for silence.
Respect yourself! People are free to come and go as they please. We have scheduled breaks, but please feel free to go outside if you need fresh air AT ANY TIME.
Please put mobile phones on silent where possible and leave the room to take calls.