Public Health Wales (1000 Lives) in partnership with WCVA are launching a National Co Production Learning in Action Programme on 24th February 2015. This programme has been designed to provide practical support based on an action learning methodology, delivered with key partners to achieve the real and sustainable integration of co-production into activities that seek to improve health and wellbeing for local communities. The objective will be to work together to find practical solutions that translate into positive outcomes for individuals and communities. Five projects from across Wales have already engaged and are eager to receive the added value offered which will include:
- Advice and mentorship to support the practical application of a co-productive approach.
- Bespoke learning for local teams using a train the trainer approach with a specific focus on shared decision making to ensure this way of working supports the citizens of Wales to manage their own health and wellbeing, facilitated by statutory service provision.
- An action research evaluation to be conducted nationally.
- The creation of a community of practice to encourage and facilitate shared learning and good practice.
The projects include a pioneering new approach for deaf people with mental health problems, co-producing solutions and developing a peer support group and the creation of citizen-led training (partners: the British Deaf Association, New Horizons, Interlink RCT, Cwm Taf UHB, NHS Centre for Equality & Human Rights). More info on this project here and here. For more information on the Co-production Learning in Action Programme, please contact Maria Gallagher of Public Health Wales:firstname.lastname@example.org or Constance Adams of WCVA: email@example.com.