Review of the Tayside Psychiatric Emergency Plan – Service User and Carer Feedback required

We would like to take this opportunity to share with you that a multi-agency group has been established to co-ordinate a review of the Tayside Psychiatric Emergency Plan.

The Psychiatric Emergency Plan (PEP) is a document which details the actions to be taken by professionals to meet the needs of individuals who require emergency psychiatric assessment in the community.

Service Users and carers are key stakeholders within this review and it is essential that we are able to learn and be informed by your views. If you have had any experience of being detained or assessed for detention under the mental health act, or have experience as a family member, friend or carer, we would appreciate hearing your views, experiences and opinions.  We are also engaging with carer and user organisations and support networks across Tayside, including statutory, private and third sector agencies as it is important that we have a wide range of views and opportunities to ensure the pathways for individuals in crisis reflect their and their family’s needs at this time.

Prior to Covid 19, our plan was to hold a series of engagement events and focus groups to ensure that we reached a wide range of individuals and their families and carers. I hope you will understand that at this time, this is not possible due to the current restrictions.

However you can share your views with us by completing this online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/858L9D6

We would be grateful if you could provide your feedback by 13 October 2020.

Hearing about you experiences is very important and the feedback you provide will be used to develop the Tayside PEP and improve the experience of service users, carers, family and friends who are involved in psychiatric emergency assessments in the future. Any information provided will be collated and used to inform the review and any personal information will not be used.