CAPITAL Newsletter for November 2022

November 2022 Newsletter PDF Version

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CEO News

Since the last update, I did get some time off. It was great to be able to recharge and rest, but there’s always much to return to and to keep us all busy!

 

My time this month has seen me joining the Lived Experience Voices meeting to hear how our lived experience guides and informs us, and could potentially benefit future CAPITAL work and projects in the future. We looked at ‘what is mental health?’ – a long debate ensued as I am sure you can imagine!

 

CAPITAL is led by lived experience but we find it a struggle to hear from you. We think this is probably due to things being halted by Covid. We’ve started looking into this, finding out what people want & how we could help.

 

This is all part of reviewing membership and how we need to reconnect together and harness the energy of our members and their lived experience.

 

Please let me or any member of the team know if you have ideas about this. This might be supporting you to run a peer group… based on a passion or interest of yours; a skill or experience etc …or if you just want to talk through some ideas you might have.

 

There’ll be more on this in future editions of the newsletter and online.

 

This month I’ve also been at West Sussex Transformation Group, supporting our work in coproduction and leading changes to mental health services for the future, various meetings about PathFinder, and we also had a CAPITAL Trustee meeting.

 

Having just reached the closing date for applications for two roles here, we will be letting you know the outcome, following interviews in the next few weeks.

 

As we try to forge links again with other community groups and the voluntary sector, I’ve also been at the launch of Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester’s new strategy and the Bognor Regis Action Group – looking at ways that local groups can work better together. 

 

Coming up, I’ll be working on our interim strategy, looking at where CAPITAL can head to and how we get there – exciting planning times to come… which will include everyone with a stake in our work.

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter, 
Your CAPITAL Team.

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