Reflections from Peoples Board meeting 18/07/19

Written by Peoples Board member, Adam Deacon Today’s PB (People’s Board) meeting was a productive one, which raised many challenging issues,  not least for the PB, health professionals, and the general public to carefully consider the immediate consequences and serious implications to meeting health needs. My personal reflections, will hopefully bring some useful insight into what’s needed to address the most essential issues.   THE REPORT Twice this year, PB members met outside of their standard monthly meetings, to discuss the content and presentation of our pending annual Report. Sam had been… Read More

Why it’s important to bring the voice of Central and Eastern European communities to the People’s Board

Written by Karol Wyszynski, Peoples Board member As a board member, I represent the diverse communities of Bradford. My experience revolves around Central and Eastern Communities; their work around mental health and wellbeing.   As a member of Peoples’ Board I represent the people of Bradford but also as a Polish citizen I am part of the Central and Eastern European communities which makes those communities’ wellbeing close to my heart. I was really excited that Sharing Voices Bradford, an organization I am also involved with from a number of years, has… Read More

Reflections from Peoples Board meeting 20/06/19

Written by Sam Samociuk, Peoples Board co-vice chair Reassured. I feel really reassured. There is a crisis building in the lives of children and young people, so much so that their well being and mental health is challenged every day. Being different, feeling anxious, caring for parents or siblings, becoming teenagers and young adults, being bullied, coping with social media. These are all pressures, many of which are very public, some are very private. These pressures can be made worse by deprivation, lack of opportunity and crises – like bereavements or divorce…. Read More

People’s Board Meeting Summary 18/04/19

Personal reflection written by People’s Board member Mohammed Mahboob   The peoples board meetings are rarely dull, and Aprils meeting was anything but that.  Passionate, ideas, concerned and full of alternative perspectives are some of the words that I would use to describe the meeting. Healthy discussions took place on a number of areas including the CCG communications plan, presentations and linking in with the patients network steering group, activities around the Peoples Board development day and the annual report.  This included a passionate debate on defining the Peoples Board and discussions… Read More

The difficult question

Meeting summary and personal reflection by People’s Board member Rosema.   Our meeting on the 21st march brought up the difficult question around end of life care, ‘What does end of life care look like to you?’ This is a topic that many of us don’t really like to talk about and why would we. But, it is something that resonates with us all in different ways.   As the meeting progressed and the topic of talking to the public about end of life care was raised. A number of different discussion… Read More

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