PlatForum Launch New Health Project

February 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Features, Glasgow South, Local News

The new offices for PlatForum, the mental health organisation in Govan, were officially opened by Nicola Sturgeon, Govan MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing and Jenny McGlynn a longstanding member of the South West Community Mental Health Project.

They both cut a ribbon at 31 Burleigh Street, last month.

PlatForum provides information and support and is lead by service users who live in the South West Glasgow area.

Its aim is to provide a voice for people with mental health issues to have a say on how mental health services are run.  They also want the service users and provider to work together and share information.

Eddie Aitken, Secretary of PlatForum said: ‘PlatForum is an organisation that provides a way for service users of local mental health services to have a say in how these are developed. We work closely with a number of local statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that any changes to our mental health services are done with our input.

So far we have adopted an action plan that sets out the priority areas of work for PlatForum and we’ll be working to meet those over the coming months.’