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 loved one's 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.

Family, friends 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 the Family Engagement and Liaison Lead, one of the forensic service managers and the 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 support 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:

Each forum will be held on the 17th of the month from 2-3pm.

  • Friday 17 September
  • Sunday 17 October
  • Wednesday 17 November
  • Friday 17 December

Family, friends and carers newsletter

Our quarterly newsletters provide information and updates for family, friends and carers too. The newsletters will be circulated in April, July, October and January and you can find copies under the Downloads section on this page.

If you have any ideas for the newsletter or would like to get more involved in their development, please get in touch with the Family Engagement and Liaison Lead to discuss further.

Carers Week 2021

This year we supported Carers Week (7-13 June) by offering a calendar of events to say thank you and to invite our family, friends and carers to take some time out to take care of themselves too. The theme this year was: Make Caring Visible and Valued and we pledge to keep making caring visible and valued every week.

You can find about more about the events held here: Read about Carers Week

 

Carers guides to hospital care
Useful links and resources

Local Carer Support Organisations Information for local carer support organisations in Kent and Medway.

If you live outside of Kent and Medway, organisations including CarersUK and Carers Trust have handy search features where you can find the carer support organisation(s) local to you. 

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

KMPT Recovery & Wellbeing College The Recovery & Wellbeing college offers educational courses to support mental, physical and emotional wellbeing in shared learning environments in the community. The college is open to every resident of Kent over the age of 18.

KMPT newsletters If you want to keep up-to-date with the very latest KMPT news and events as well as exciting volunteer opportunities and stories, we have two monthly newsletters to choose from that you can to sign up to. 

KMPT Publications and Policies In order to be open and honest, we publish a number of reports about the trust and our work and you can find out more about how to access these and our policies on our website.