Movin' On Up
This campaign aimed to maximise the opportunities provided by the Mental Health Measure, the Carers Measure and the Welsh Government’s new Mental Health Strategy.
As part of the Movin’ On Up campaign service users and their families were able to:
- Engage in the development and implementation of the new Mental Health Strategy ensuring that it is recovery-focused, empowers service users and their families, and supports the Mental Health Measure by prescribing the services which individual Care and Treatment Plans demand.
- Take full advantage of the Mental Health Measure which promotes holistic care and treatment planning. The campaign saw service users take the lead in negotiating robust Care and Treatment Plans which address all areas of life. Service users and their carers challenged mental health and other services to deliver on the new law by acting on the Care and Treatment Plans in collaboration with their clients. They also challenged the Welsh Government, NHS and local authorities to ensure that resources for mental health and other services are focused on meeting needs identified in the Care and Treatment Plans.
- Ensure that the families and carers of people with a serious mental illness are able to exercise their rights under the new Carers’ Measure and Mental Health Measure so that they can support the people they care for on their path to recovery – and achieve a better life themselves.
- Promote the take-up of other opportunities provided by the new Mental Health Measure for improved primary care services (including mental health assessments, short-term interventions and onward referral to secondary services), for an expanded scheme of independent mental health advocacy for all in-patients, and for improved and faster re-access rights for those who have been discharged from secondary services.
The Movin’ On Up campaign included 22 weekly events in every county of Wales from May to September featuring a campaign camper van, cinema bus and a 'mobile mountain'. The campaign also included two mountain climbs - Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons and Wales’ highest peak, Snowdon.