The Trust invites people that use our services and carers, to share their story and their experiences.

Our Trust Board and staff listen to the stories, and get first-hand knowledge of the experiences that people have of our services, so they are central to their work.

If you want to share your story please get in touch with the patient experience and involvement team on involve@bdct.nhs.uk. Or, if you have a smart phone, why not record your experience and email it with your contact details.

We will always get your consent before sharing your story.

 Trust Board stories

2018 Trust Board Stories

  • Read Sarah’s story about how the safer space for young people in mental or emotional crisis has helped improve her resilience and confidence during a difficult time (February 2018).
  • Read Andrea’s story on the way she has been supported by the Trust’s primary care wellbeing service following a series of surgeries (January 2018).

2017 Trust Board Stories

  • Read Trish’s story about her experience giving feedback to the Trust’s Single Point of Access (SPA) service, a telephone service which allows callers to speak to the right person without having to remember lots of different numbers (November 2017).
  • Read Chloe and Stacey’s stories on how they have benefited from a new innovative service, ‘Youth in Mind’,  a buddying scheme which pairs a young person up with a mental health trained youth worker whilst waiting for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) support (October 2017).
  • Read Sandra’s story about her experience as a foster carer and the support she has received from the Care Trust’s looked after children’s nurses. (June 2017)
  • Read Mrs Smith’s story about her experience as a carer when her husband was a patient at the Trust’s Dementia Assessment Unit.  (May 2017) 
  • Read Noel’s story about his experience of the Health Facilitation Team supporting him when he was diagnosed with cancer and needed an operation. (April 2017) Andrew Birkenshaw, a health facilitation nurse and Jodee Simpson, a speech and language therapist worked with Noel, a 49 year old man with learning disabilities, autism and epilepsy, to help him overcome his fears of surgery, to enable him to have a lifesaving operation to remove a tumour after he was diagnosed with cancer. You can see a snapshot of the work here. 

2016 Trust Board Stories