Forensic Family Engagement and Liaison Lead

The Family Engagement and Liaison Lead (FELL) works specifically with the families and friends of someone who is being assessed or treated by forensic mental health and learning disability services.

The Family Engagement and Liaison Lead will be able to offer you advice, support and information. Part of the role will be to meet up and give you time to talk about your own concerns and questions, throughout your relative or friends recovery.

They can also act as a liaison between you, your loved one and the health professionals involved. This is intended to support you to remain involved in the care and treatment of your friend / family member as much as possible.

Friends, family and carers virtual forums

We are currently holding monthly virtual “drop in” forums which are open to any friends, family or carers who have loved ones in our inpatient forensic services.

There forums are attended by one of the forensic service managers and the interim Allied Health Professional lead as well as drop in visits from members of the multi disciplinary team.

Our hope is that this gives you an opportunity to drop in, to feel listened to, to have any questions answered, to give your thoughts and feedback on services, and to signpost you to any other supports that might be helpful.

Monthly invites are sent out with the dial in details, however, if you haven’t received this and would like to attend, please do get in touch.

Dates for Upcoming Forums:

  • 28 October 2020 (1-2pm)
  • 16 November 2020 (1-2pm)
  • 16 December 2020- (3-4pm)
  • 15 January 2021 (1-2pm)
  • 11 February 2021 (1-2pm)
  • 12 March 2021 (1-2pm)

We are also holding a Quality Network focus group for friends, family and carers of those currently residing at the Trevor Gibbens Unit on 13 October 2020. For more information download the Quality Network Focus Group poster. Please contact us if you would like the dial in details for this group.

Carers guide to secure hospital care
Useful links and resources

Relatives Education and Coping Toolkit (REACT) is an online toolkit put together for families and friends of people experiencing difficulties associated with psychosis or bipolar disorder which has been put together by clinicians, researchers and friends, family and carers with lived experience