The IMPACT guidance was originally developed for use just within Edinburgh and the Lothian’s. We have received such a positive response to the guidance, however, that we will now make it available across Scotland from April 2018.
In order to do this, new materials are being developed to support NHS colleagues to raise awareness of the guidance and encourage third-sector services within their local areas to use it. The main focus for these new materials will be the IMPACT Champions Support Pack . This is being developed so that areas interested in promoting and using the guidance can learn from our experience of working with the many services supporting people who have experienced mental health problems within the Lothian’s.
In advance of the national roll-out, information about the IMPACT guidance and details of how it will become available locally shall be promoted through a variety of third sector newsletters, bulletins and networks -so watch this space for more information!
In addition, we are currently developing a training course to support the use of the IMPACT guidance. Again, further information about the course and dates for delivery will be advertised here . The IMPACT website itself is undergoing development and now contains a number of practical tools and resources for you to use along with the guidance.
Finally, we are also exploring the possibility of running a series of events across the country to bring those interested in using IMPACT together in your local area. Further information on these events will be posted on the events page .