“After being in a secure unit for more than 10 years I went to my first Christmas party – at the charity shop I volunteer in!” This project will
1. Support in-patients with severe/enduring mental illness to become “contributors to society” by engaging in voluntary work
2. Double the number of volunteers (drawn from the general public) who contribute to REH adult services. A model of co-productive volunteer engagement will be delivered in the REH which adds value to existing NHS services. The health, wellbeing and social capital of patients and the wider community will benefit.