MEAM North Learning Hub: Mental Health and Multiple Disadvantage

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LGBT Foundation

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The MEAM Learning Hub Programme

The MEAM learning hubs will bring together individuals from MEAM Approach and Fulfilling Lives areas to share knowledge and expertise, develop a network of peer support, consider challenges and celebrate the achievements of local partnerships.

Each event will be co-produced and co-facilitated by MEAM and experts by experience. They will:

  • Have a clear focus and target audience
  • Provide practical tools and resources
  • Reflect our shared behaviours and values as a network:
  • Focus on a whole systems approach to change, including opportunities for local influencing
  • Support and develop the movement for change

What are the aims of the day?

This hub will explore the topic of accessing mental health services and support for people experiencing multiple disadvantage.


  • To improve advocacy skills around the mental capacity act and accessing mental health services for people with multiple needs.
  • To share good practice around the mental capacity act and accessing mental health services for people with multiple needs.
  • To work together to problem solve around challenging cases in relation to the mental capacity act and care act.




Training on the Mental Capacity Act and mental health advocacy for clients with multiple needs

Training will be provided by EASL Director, Barney Wells:

“The EASL team carry out expert multi-disciplinary mental health assessments in a way that reflects the situation of homeless people in London. We also deliver training and support so our partners can do more to address the mental health issues of their service users.

We are driven by our commitment to better understand and assess each individual’s particular issues and circumstances, in order to work collaboratively towards identifying the most appropriate path for them. We also hope to promote this approach among our partners.”

For further information about EASL visit



Case Clinic- working together on live cases.

Closing, feedback and next steps.

What will be provided?

Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided.

Who should attend?

You will be sharing your learning on the day with delegates from the following MEAM approach and Fulfilling Lives areas:

  • Blackburn
  • Doncaster
  • Halton
  • Hull
  • North Lincolnshire
  • Preston
  • Sunderland
  • Manchester
  • Blackpool
  • Liverpool
  • WYFI
  • Newcastle and Gateshead
  • York
  • Oldham
  • Red car and Cleveland
  • Stoke

Each area can send three delegates, we would encourage areas to think about sending the most relevant people to each event.

As this event the content is tailored towards operational staff delivering coordinated interventions to clients.

We would suggest:

  • Frontline coordinators/navigators/peer mentors/volunteers
  • Operational managers of coordination teams
  • Staff/Volunteers from mental health services who are involved in the MEAM partnership locally

We have additional places for experts by experience who have an interest in the mental health system; please contact us directly to discuss these places.

Important Information

Please make every effort to arrive at the event on time and stay for the entire session, if this is not possible please get in touch with us to discuss in advance.

If you are unable to attend the date you've been allocated in your area, contact your local Partnerships Manager and we'll try and help you to make arrangements to attend a hub somewhere else in the country.

Partnership Manager Contact Details:

  • Midlands, Hull and North Lincolnshire (South West Learning Hub) - Ruth Wallbank -
  • London and the South East - Georgina Beadon -
  • London and the South East - Safia Cragg -
  • North - Tabz O'Brien-Butcher -
  • North East -

We look forward to seeing you at the events

Best Wishes

MEAM Local Networks Team

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