10 November 2020
West London NHS Trust’s Forensic Services’ magazine, Inside Out was shortlisted for a National Service User Award under the category of ‘Breaking Down Barriers’.
Inside Out magazine is a great example of how to tackle the stigma around mental health or raise awareness and educate people on mental health.
The magazine is co-edited with Harpreet Dosanjh, Service User Consultant, and is led by Associate Practice Development Nurse, Yoke Wong.
“The articles cover a variety of topics related to West London Forensic Services, narratives by service users and carers as well as artistic and creative pieces from service users.” Yoke explained. “Some of the articles are personal reflections from service users who want to share their experiences to reduce the stigma around mental health, which takes great courage. I’m proud that we were finalists for this award.”
Claire Dillon, Clinical Director for West London Forensic Services added:
“Being shortlisted is a testament to the hard work of all involved to create this regular magazine. This is a great medium for our service users and carers to share their experiences to help break down the barriers that can surround mental health.”