#WeMHNs - Monday 28th November 2022 8pm (GMT Standard Time) Importance of Raising Concerns with @NatGuardianFTSU

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This chat is guest hosted by @NatGuardianFTSU

The National Guardians Office leads, trains, and supports a network of over 900 Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in the NHS, independent sector organisations, national bodies and elsewhere. Freedom to Speak Up Guardians support workers to speak up when they feel they are unable to in other ways, about anything preventing people from doing a great job. Freedom to Speak Up Guardians have handled over 75,000 cases since 2017.

The National Guardian’s Office and the role of the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian were created in response to recommendations made in “The Freedom to Speak Up” report from Sir Robert Francis in 2015, as he found that NHS culture did not always encourage or support workers to speak up, and that patients and workers suffered as a result. Now, 7 years on, we still see examples, like in the recent panorama expose, where workers don’t speak up about things that get in the way of delivering great care.

The Guardianship Office also has LOTs of resources that you can use as an individual or a leader at work.

Join us and @NatGuardianFTSU on this tweet chat to discuss all things speaking up.

This chat will be guest hosted by speaking up experts from The National Guardian (Freedom to speak up) Office.

On tonight's #WeMHNs tweet chat wewill be exploring the following questions;

  • Do you know who your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian is?

  • What does Freedom to Speak Up mean to you?
  • Have you spoken up at work? If so, how was that experience? If not, what has stopped you from speaking up?
  • What advice would you give to leaders, to support people to speak up about anything which gets in the way of great care?
  • What personal action will you take after tonight's conversation?

                                                                                                                                     

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 #WeMHNs transcript

 
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:00
WELCOME all, in and beyond MH nursing, to tonight's: "Speak Up" tweetchat. We are delighted to be joined by Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark, National Guardian for the NHS, who is tweeting via @NatGuardianFTSU, on #WeMHNs this evening. Please say hi if you are joining us this evening! https://t.co/JCddNaNmXG
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:01
We welcome views this evening from across all fields of nursing and a massive welcome to first-time tweetchatters :) To join in: Click on #WeMHNs to see the tweets Add #WeMHNs to your tweets to take part Answer questions and explore each other's answers along the way! https://t.co/uKIjqA4Kxv
@NatGuardianFTSU
28 November 2022 20:02
@WeMHNurses Thank you for joining. My name is Jayne Chidgey-Clark, National Guardian for the NHS. Excited to be here hosting today’s #WeMHNs tweet chat. Please introduce yourself
@JenniFellows
28 November 2022 20:02
@WeMHNurses @NatGuardianFTSU Looking forward to tonight’s conversation #WeMHNs
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:03
Tonight's chat will last around 30-40mins with our first question coming up in a minute or two :) Please remember to be kind and considerate to each other AND add #WeMHNs to all your tweets so we can all see your valued input this evening. https://t.co/vvYvzfnY4r
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:03
Looking forward to tonight's chat and hearing form @natguardianFTSU #WeMHNS
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:04
Here we go... #WeMHNs QUESTION 1 "Do you know what or who your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian is, and how to contact them?" Please add #WeMHNs to your tweets, this allows those not following you on the chat, yet, to see your tweets! https://t.co/W1SYh3DapF
@JenniFellows
28 November 2022 20:04
RT @WeMHNurses: Here we go... #WeMHNs QUESTION 1 "Do you know what or who your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian is, and how to contact them?…
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:04
RT @WeMHNurses: Here we go... #WeMHNs QUESTION 1 "Do you know what or who your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian is, and how to contact them?…
@WeCYPnurses
28 November 2022 20:05
RT @WeMHNurses: Here we go... #WeMHNs QUESTION 1 "Do you know what or who your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian is, and how to contact them?…
@WeStudentNurse
28 November 2022 20:05
RT @WeMHNurses: Here we go... #WeMHNs QUESTION 1 "Do you know what or who your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian is, and how to contact them?…
@faebeth
28 November 2022 20:05
@WeMHNurses @NatGuardianFTSU Hi, my name is Fae, I am pleased to chat to everyone. #WeMHNs
@NatGuardianFTSU
28 November 2022 20:05
@MariannaNo77 @WeMHNurses @WeNurses Welcome to the chat, Marianna #WeMHNs
@mozzaedwards
28 November 2022 20:06
RT @WeMHNurses: Here we go... #WeMHNs QUESTION 1 "Do you know what or who your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian is, and how to contact them?…
@NaomiBe44702921
28 November 2022 20:06
RT @WeMHNurses: Here we go... #WeMHNs QUESTION 1 "Do you know what or who your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian is, and how to contact them?…
@mozzaedwards
28 November 2022 20:06
RT @WeNurses: Looking forward to tonight's chat and hearing form @natguardianFTSU #WeMHNS
@RakheeLb
28 November 2022 20:07
@WeMHNurses #WeMHNs It depends on your locations, there is a map on their website to identify your nearest officer (NHS related) enquiries@nationalguardianoffice.org.uk
@faebeth
28 November 2022 20:08
@WeMHNurses I didn't know what this was until I read the prechat information. I have now looked into who I can contact, and know who they aew. #WeMHNs
@faebeth
28 November 2022 20:09
@RakheeLb @WeMHNurses This is what I did, look at the map. #WeMHNs
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:10
On to... #WeMHNs QUESTION 2 "What has or does Freedom to Speak Up mean to you?" Adding #WeMHNs to your replies, please :) https://t.co/3pKpX08Ab2
@JenniFellows
28 November 2022 20:10
RT @WeMHNurses: On to... #WeMHNs QUESTION 2 "What has or does Freedom to Speak Up mean to you?" Adding #WeMHNs to your replies, please…
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:10
RT @WeMHNurses: On to... #WeMHNs QUESTION 2 "What has or does Freedom to Speak Up mean to you?" Adding #WeMHNs to your replies, please…
@WeStudentNurse
28 November 2022 20:10
RT @WeMHNurses: On to... #WeMHNs QUESTION 2 "What has or does Freedom to Speak Up mean to you?" Adding #WeMHNs to your replies, please…
@WeCYPnurses
28 November 2022 20:11
RT @WeMHNurses: On to... #WeMHNs QUESTION 2 "What has or does Freedom to Speak Up mean to you?" Adding #WeMHNs to your replies, please…
@RakheeLb
28 November 2022 20:11
@WeMHNurses #WeMHNs It allows staff to speak up (in anonymity if requested), addressing barriers, any issues that may jeopardise care or the person in question. It also fosters a positive culture.
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:12
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs It allows staff to speak up (in anonymity if requested), addressing barriers, any issues that may jeopard…
@JenniFellows
28 November 2022 20:12
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs It allows staff to speak up (in anonymity if requested), addressing barriers, any issues that may jeopard…
@WeStudentNurse
28 November 2022 20:12
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs It allows staff to speak up (in anonymity if requested), addressing barriers, any issues that may jeopard…
@faebeth
28 November 2022 20:12
@WeMHNurses Having the ability to talk to someone about concerns you may have at work. #WeMHNs
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:14
@RakheeLb Anonymity is really important @NatGuardianFTSU #WeMHNs
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:16
Time for... #WeMHNs QUESTION 3 "Have you spoken up at work? If so, how was that experience? If not, what has stopped you from speaking up?" Keeping #WeMHNs in all your tweets on tonight's chat please, thank you. https://t.co/4nBapg9Kw5
@JenniFellows
28 November 2022 20:16
RT @WeMHNurses: Time for... #WeMHNs QUESTION 3 "Have you spoken up at work? If so, how was that experience? If not, what has stopped you…
@faebeth
28 November 2022 20:16
@WeMHNurses @RakheeLb @NatGuardianFTSU I have always felt supported when I have addressed concerns at work, but annonymity is important if the situation requires it. #WeMHNs
@NRCUK
28 November 2022 20:17
RT @WeMHNurses: Time for... #WeMHNs QUESTION 3 "Have you spoken up at work? If so, how was that experience? If not, what has stopped you…
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:17
RT @WeMHNurses: Time for... #WeMHNs QUESTION 3 "Have you spoken up at work? If so, how was that experience? If not, what has stopped you…
@WeStudentNurse
28 November 2022 20:17
RT @WeMHNurses: Time for... #WeMHNs QUESTION 3 "Have you spoken up at work? If so, how was that experience? If not, what has stopped you…
@WeCYPnurses
28 November 2022 20:17
RT @WeMHNurses: Time for... #WeMHNs QUESTION 3 "Have you spoken up at work? If so, how was that experience? If not, what has stopped you…
@RakheeLb
28 November 2022 20:17
@WeMHNurses #WeMHNs I raised concerns about patient care & the ward culture - patients & staff were bullied, malpractice ranging from force-feeding, catheterisation, IV therapy to forcing end of life patients into activities, hierarchical organisational structure.
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:18
@faebeth @RakheeLb @NatGuardianFTSU Thats great you felt supported. Would you recommend it to others now then? #WeMHNs
@RakheeLb
28 November 2022 20:18
@WeMHNurses #WeMHNs It took a toll on me, I coped with the stress but physically my body crashed. I became a victim and I’ll never forget, but the ward closed 8yrs later. I’m an advocate to those I care so if I have to speak up, I won’t hesitate to do it again.
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:19
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs I raised concerns about patient care & the ward culture - patients & staff were bullied, malpractice rang…
@WeCYPnurses
28 November 2022 20:19
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs I raised concerns about patient care & the ward culture - patients & staff were bullied, malpractice rang…
@WeStudentNurse
28 November 2022 20:19
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs I raised concerns about patient care & the ward culture - patients & staff were bullied, malpractice rang…
@faebeth
28 November 2022 20:19
@WeMHNurses I have spoken up in the past. I was concerned I wouldn't be listened to, but I was listened to, and it was a postive experience. Fostering a culture of discussion is important to get people to air their concerns, and a freedom to speak up guardian can help here. #WeMHNs
@faebeth
28 November 2022 20:22
@WeMHNurses @RakheeLb @NatGuardianFTSU yes, I would recommend speaking up. I intend to find out more about my guardian at my trust. #WeMHNs
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:23
On to... #WeMHNs QUESTION 4 "What advice would you give to leaders, to support people to speak up about anything which gets in the way of great care?" Adding #WeMHNs to your answers so they can be seen on the chat, please. https://t.co/C7OYgdA7eU
@JenniFellows
28 November 2022 20:23
RT @WeMHNurses: On to... #WeMHNs QUESTION 4 "What advice would you give to leaders, to support people to speak up about anything which g…
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:24
@faebeth @RakheeLb @NatGuardianFTSU How can the infomration be shared more visibly @NatGuardianFTSU #WeMHns ?
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:24
RT @WeMHNurses: On to... #WeMHNs QUESTION 4 "What advice would you give to leaders, to support people to speak up about anything which g…
@WeStudentNurse
28 November 2022 20:25
RT @WeMHNurses: On to... #WeMHNs QUESTION 4 "What advice would you give to leaders, to support people to speak up about anything which g…
@WeCYPnurses
28 November 2022 20:25
RT @WeMHNurses: On to... #WeMHNs QUESTION 4 "What advice would you give to leaders, to support people to speak up about anything which g…
@RakheeLb
28 November 2022 20:25
@WeMHNurses #WeMHNs Focus on cultural awareness, build mutual respect & understanding, increase trust & promote inclusive responsibilities. Listen don’t judge. Be neutral in approaches & do the right thing. Don’t undermined or bully due to insecurities. Ask for advice.
@faebeth
28 November 2022 20:25
@WeMHNurses listen to your staff. Engage people in conversation. Encourage a postive environment where people can discuss issues. #WeMHNs
@mynameisAndyJ
28 November 2022 20:26
Good Evening all - so sorry i am late been having family time #WeMHNs I hope your all well and having a superb chat - Mental Health must be talked about without Fear or Stigma
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:27
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs Focus on cultural awareness, build mutual respect & understanding, increase trust & promote inclusive res…
@WeStudentNurse
28 November 2022 20:27
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs Focus on cultural awareness, build mutual respect & understanding, increase trust & promote inclusive res…
@WeCYPnurses
28 November 2022 20:27
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs Focus on cultural awareness, build mutual respect & understanding, increase trust & promote inclusive res…
@MFT_FTSU
28 November 2022 20:27
RT @WeMHNurses: On to... #WeMHNs QUESTION 4 "What advice would you give to leaders, to support people to speak up about anything which g…
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:28
@mynameisAndyJ Hi Andy, lovely to see you. We're on Q4 #WeMHNs
@mynameisAndyJ
28 November 2022 20:29
@WeMHNurses A4 - Foster a culture (A big Word sadly easily used) #WeMHNs of #NoStigma and having MHU issues is not a weakness sadly i see and experienced this - I would like to See training increased made mandated on Awareness and handling
@faebeth
28 November 2022 20:29
@WeMHNurses @RakheeLb @NatGuardianFTSU Maybe a campaign, leaflets, discussions about what a freedom to speak up guardian does? #WeMHNs
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:29
RT @mynameisAndyJ: @WeMHNurses A4 - Foster a culture (A big Word sadly easily used) #WeMHNs of #NoStigma and having MHU issues is not a wea…
@mynameisAndyJ
28 November 2022 20:29
@RakheeLb #WeMHNs Thank You all so kind @WeMHNurses
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:30
To summarise... #WeMHNs QUESTION 5 "What personal action will you take after tonight's conversation about Speaking Up?" Adding #WeMHNs to your replies, please :) https://t.co/fE3eR5E2PY
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:30
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs Focus on cultural awareness, build mutual respect & understanding, increase trust & promote inclusive res…
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:31
RT @WeMHNurses: To summarise... #WeMHNs QUESTION 5 "What personal action will you take after tonight's conversation about Speaking Up?"…
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:31
RT @WeMHNurses: To summarise... #WeMHNs QUESTION 5 "What personal action will you take after tonight's conversation about Speaking Up?"…
@WeCYPnurses
28 November 2022 20:31
RT @WeMHNurses: To summarise... #WeMHNs QUESTION 5 "What personal action will you take after tonight's conversation about Speaking Up?"…
@mynameisAndyJ
28 November 2022 20:31
@WeMHNurses A4 - Mandated Mental Health First Aid training equal to First Aid at work in numbers needed by law for number of staff #WeMHNs
@WeStudentNurse
28 November 2022 20:31
RT @WeMHNurses: To summarise... #WeMHNs QUESTION 5 "What personal action will you take after tonight's conversation about Speaking Up?"…
@RakheeLb
28 November 2022 20:31
@faebeth @WeMHNurses @NatGuardianFTSU #WeMHNs I hope gradually staff will become aware of this service availability and/or reach out and speak up. Leaflet is a way forward.
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:32
RT @mynameisAndyJ: @WeMHNurses A4 - Foster a culture (A big Word sadly easily used) #WeMHNs of #NoStigma and having MHU issues is not a wea…
@faebeth
28 November 2022 20:32
@WeMHNurses I intend to find out more about the freedom to speak up guardians at my trust. It is a positive step and needs to be shared with more people. #WeMHNs
@MariannaNo77
28 November 2022 20:32
@WeMHNurses @WeNurses For sure I will share with other colleagues that are not aware #WeMHNs
@JenniFellows
28 November 2022 20:32
RT @WeMHNurses: To summarise... #WeMHNs QUESTION 5 "What personal action will you take after tonight's conversation about Speaking Up?"…
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:32
RT @RakheeLb: @faebeth @WeMHNurses @NatGuardianFTSU #WeMHNs I hope gradually staff will become aware of this service availability and/or re…
@WeCYPnurses
28 November 2022 20:32
RT @RakheeLb: @faebeth @WeMHNurses @NatGuardianFTSU #WeMHNs I hope gradually staff will become aware of this service availability and/or re…
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:32
RT @RakheeLb: @faebeth @WeMHNurses @NatGuardianFTSU #WeMHNs I hope gradually staff will become aware of this service availability and/or re…
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:33
RT @MariannaNo77: @WeMHNurses @WeNurses For sure I will share with other colleagues that are not aware #WeMHNs
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:33
RT @MariannaNo77: @WeMHNurses @WeNurses For sure I will share with other colleagues that are not aware #WeMHNs
@mynameisAndyJ
28 November 2022 20:33
@WeMHNurses A5 - Carry on supporting #ItsNoStigma - Driving change - talking about my personal issues to help others (not about me) #WeMHNs also supporting likes of @HospAction & @burnt_chef From my own side of the industry
@RakheeLb
28 November 2022 20:33
@WeMHNurses #WeMHNs Talk to those I support through supervision and bring this to their attention. Speak up helps us all in our day to day job(s).
@JenniFellows
28 November 2022 20:34
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs Talk to those I support through supervision and bring this to their attention. Speak up helps us all in o…
@NRCUK
28 November 2022 20:35
@RakheeLb @WeMHNurses Totally agree #weMHNs
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:35
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs Talk to those I support through supervision and bring this to their attention. Speak up helps us all in o…
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:35
RT @RakheeLb: @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs Talk to those I support through supervision and bring this to their attention. Speak up helps us all in o…
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:36
Well that just about wraps up tonight's #WeMHNs Could we please all as a big thank you to Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark and the @NatGuardianFTSU for supporting us on this really important topic in and beyond MH nursing. https://t.co/8dt0NZjZoA
@JenniFellows
28 November 2022 20:36
RT @WeMHNurses: Well that just about wraps up tonight's #WeMHNs Could we please all as a big thank you to Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark and the @…
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:37
RT @WeMHNurses: Well that just about wraps up tonight's #WeMHNs Could we please all as a big thank you to Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark and the @…
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:37
And of course thank you all for joining and sharing and learning together via #WeMHNs taking this topic into your Twitter network :) Do pop over to https://wecommunities.org/tweet-chats/chat-details/5824 to follow each other from the chat. https://t.co/VXZBuhxosT
@WeCYPnurses
28 November 2022 20:37
RT @WeMHNurses: Well that just about wraps up tonight's #WeMHNs Could we please all as a big thank you to Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark and the @…
@WeStudentNurse
28 November 2022 20:37
RT @WeMHNurses: Well that just about wraps up tonight's #WeMHNs Could we please all as a big thank you to Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark and the @…
@NRCUK
28 November 2022 20:37
RT @WeMHNurses: And of course thank you all for joining and sharing and learning together via #WeMHNs taking this topic into your Twitter n…
@WeMHNurses
28 November 2022 20:38
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@mynameisAndyJ
28 November 2022 20:38
RT @WeMHNurses: And of course thank you all for joining and sharing and learning together via #WeMHNs taking this topic into your Twitter n…
@faebeth
28 November 2022 20:38
@WeMHNurses Many thanks for raising this important topic. #WeMHNs
@WeNurses
28 November 2022 20:39
RT @WeMHNurses: Don't forget YOU can use tonight's #WeMHNs tweetchat with @NatGuardianFTSU for #Relavidation We has a FREE CPD participato…
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28 November 2022 20:39
RT @WeMHNurses: Don't forget YOU can use tonight's #WeMHNs tweetchat with @NatGuardianFTSU for #Relavidation We has a FREE CPD participato…
@WeCYPnurses
28 November 2022 20:39
RT @WeMHNurses: Don't forget YOU can use tonight's #WeMHNs tweetchat with @NatGuardianFTSU for #Relavidation We has a FREE CPD participato…
@NRCUK
28 November 2022 20:40
@WeMHNurses Thanks for organising and of course to @NatGuardianFTSU as well #WeMHNs
@mynameisAndyJ
28 November 2022 20:40
@WeMHNurses #WeMHNs Thank you for allowing this non clinical person to join in with what's always superb open chats - lets us all be open and treat each other with respect & #ItsNoStigma - Talking about your experiences good & bad help others to learn and improve
@mynameisAndyJ
28 November 2022 20:41
@WeMHNurses #WeMHNs No one is MAD or NUTTY!!!! We all have thresholds and occasionally we need support that we have not needed before - Words do hurt and should not be used in any context - Keep Well and talk and talk be open and be YOU x
@J_Critcher
28 November 2022 20:43
@WeMHNurses @NatGuardianFTSU #wemhns many thanks Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark and team, really interesting chat
@RakheeLb
28 November 2022 20:43
@NatGuardianFTSU @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs My famous word is "empowerment", it is so essential to empower others in doing so.




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