Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Back Online

Sorry about that folks , this site was suspended for 4 days by the blogger team. It reminds me of the time when Steven Lowden , the Chief Executive of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvment in Health used taxpayers money to get lawyers to lean on Mike Cox's ISP to close down Mike's PPI critical site.

Some people just cant take criticism.

So just for Mr Lowden and all those making a really comfortable living off of people with MH issues, here's a clean bill of health certificate from the Blogger Team.

Have a great day.

From: Blogger Help

Date: 24-Sep-2006 03:08
Subject: Re: [#74730801] Non-spam review and verification request: http://whoaretheyreallyworkingfor.blogspot.com

Your blog has been reviewed, verified, and cleared for regular use so that
it will no longer appear as potential spam. If you sign out of Blogger and
sign back in again, you should be able to post as normal. Thanks for your
patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

The Blogger Team


At November 05, 2006 8:10 AM, Blogger mandy lifeboats appeal said...

I have to say I don't agree with the view that a National 'sort of' Service User Network is a bad thing.

Although any national network should not be developed at the expense of local independant forums. But I see room for both - As long as they are led and driven by people with mental health problems and those people are supported properly to do so (sadly lacking in many existing arenas).

I don't like the idea of just having a national network that is only for people using secondary services. It should be open to anyone with mental health problems. No barriers to inclusion..thanks very much..we already have enough of those.

I would also like to see money like Comic Relief funding (charity based) being used to fund more independance for local forums. At present most of these MH forums/representative groups are funded by PCTs. Not good for independance because 1) It is hard to challenge those that fund you (although it wouldn't stop me and didn't when I was in a so called independant forum) 2) Most things the forums are involved in are to do with NHS service delivery.

We need to broaden network horizons so people can discuss whatever they feel is pertinent to their situations and mental/emotional wellbeing.

As for who is working for whom. I am with you. There is little enough transparency and too much bed hoppng which leads to dictating by those who think they know us better than we know ourselves.


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