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Harrow User Group

The Harrow User Group
Tel: 020 8515 7868

What is User Involvement?

This when you are at the heart of assessing how good or bad services are then deciding how to make improvements. You can have a real say in how YOUR services are managed.

How can I be involved?

You can become a member of the Harrow User Group (HUG) Benefits include:

  • A free Quarterly Newsletter with up to date news and reviews about mental health issues.
  • Invitations to monthly meetings with Guest Speakers.
  • Invites to Quarterly Forums where you will have the chance to tell Senior Managers your concerns.

The next HUG forum is taking place on Thursday 22nd November 2018 from 12.30pm - 3.45pm at Harrow Baptist Church, College Road, HA1 1BA. 

Become a HUG Representative (Rep)

If I become a Rep what would I be doing? 

You would help review different Mental Health Services within a small working group. Each working group consists of a mixture of Workers, Users and Senior Managers. Each person's voice has an equal weight.

How much time will it take?

It's up to you. When you join the Harrow User Group, you can choose just to receive the benefits or become a more active member as a Rep.

But I don't have the skills or confidence to be a involved as a Rep.

Mind in Harrow will provide full training and support if you consider being an active member.

What else is in it for me if I choose to be a Rep?

  • A fee of 18 is paid for each session you attend.
  • You will have valuable input into planning and review of the Mental Health Services in Harrow.

What does HUG Rep training involve?

This three day course for mental health service users who want to get involved in HUG's activities will include:

  • Confidence and assertiveness training
  • Negotiation skills for life
  • Making friends and meeting people!

To take part, we ask that you are:

  • a resident of Harrow or have a GP in Harrow
  • 18 years or over
  • a user of Harrow mental health services – either CNWL or GP

The dates of the next HUG Training dates are to be held on Thursday 11th, 18th and 25th October 2018 10.30-3.30pm at the Mind in Harrow office. To download a training flyer click here and to apply to be a HUG Rep/Mental Health Champion please click here.

What do I do now?

Email us or give us a ring on 020 8515 7868 with your Name, Address, Telephone No. and we can add you to the Harrow User Group monthly mailing for news on meetings and events.

You can also download the HUG Flyer here.