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training & events

Challenge: Forensic Workshop

  • When? 11th April 2019, 10:00 to 12:30
  • Where? Volunteer Edinburgh, 222 Leith Walk EH6 5EQ
  • Who is the facilitator? Susan Bradford (Inpatient Occupational Therapist) and Sarah Richardson (Community Occupational Therapist)
  • What does it cost? The event is free.

An opportunity to meet Susan and Sarah from the Forensic Community Mental Health Team. They will discuss their role supporting individuals who come from a secure setting to volunteer and/or are managed in the community by the forensic team. Please come along to ask them questions and find out what to do if someone approaches you that has a background of mental health and offending.

“We are Occupational Therapist’s within a medium secure and forensic community mental health team. We aim to work in partnership with a range of services to develop opportunities for individuals we work with. Our service has developed strong links with the Volunteer Centre, and working in partnership, we have developed volunteering opportunities for patients within the hospital. The development of volunteering opportunities within the hospital grounds has provided the opportunity for patients to start volunteering within the first few stages of passes out with the medium secure setting, allowing community volunteering to be explored as freedoms increase. This has continued when individuals are discharged and resettle within the community. We have a long-standing successful partnership with Volunteer Edinburgh. We support people to develop life skills in applying for placements including planning around how they manage their own personal sensitive information and how they share this with placements. Hospital and community volunteering opportunities have proved to be pivotal within recovery journey of our clients.”

If you would like to attend please email Refreshments will be provided.