The Kymin Group involves those who use older people’s mental health services and their carers to have say in the way that those services are planned, run and developed.
Involvement by service users and carers means services become more suited to the needs of those who use them and, by implication, make them more successful. It also shows their views are important and are acted upon. We are also interested in what past carers have to say.
Benefits include: making a difference for yourself and others in the future, gaining an understanding of services, building confidence in speaking out, giving something back, getting a sense of ‘camaraderie’ and making new friends with other service users and carers.
The Kymin Group is here to help co-ordinate and support you to do this. Whatever you can do, big or small, can be used.