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West Dunbartonshire Mental Health Forum
West Dunbartonshire Mental Health Forum encourages the provision of services that will improve the wellbeing of the people of West Dunbartonshire; living with mental health conditions and their carers. We gather service user's opinions on the current mental health services and future development of services.
We achieve this by
Working in partnership with agencies, organisations, service users and people who have an interest in mental health issues.
Enabling the participation of forum members in the planning of services.
Tackle and address the stigma and isolation of individuals and their carers living with mental health conditions.
Provide training as necessary and ongoing support to members of the forum.
WDMHF is inclusive and welcomes membership from service users and their carers.
History of West Dunbartonshire Mental Health Forum
The organisation was formed in October 2007 after a period of consultation between the former Dumbarton & District Mental Health Forum and Clydebank Mental Health Forum.
This was in part due to the reorganisation of local service delivery through the West Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership and the new over-arching NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board becoming the sole health provider for the West Dunbartonshire Local Authority as a whole. The two fora applied and received grant funding from Comic Relief to pursue the goal of integration and to explore further new developments. The merger was supported financially by West Dunbartonshire Council and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
We received our charitable status and number SC039187 from the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) on February 2008. Our office base is housed in Annexe 1 of Benview Resource Centre, formerly of Dumbarton & District Mental Health Forum.
Membership is open to all mental health service users and their carers, who live in West Dunbartonshire, Helensburgh and Lochside.
Our emails are monitored a couple of times a week, as we are all volunteers, so please be patient with our replies.
Tel: 01389 742294