ARW operates on a commercial basis and ensures provision of service user consultants who can deliver high quality services in the fields of training, service development, needs assessments and all other associated consultancy requirements in Mental Health. Importantly, our focus is always on working collaboratively with all appropriate stakeholders in order to develop high quality services in the Public, Private & Voluntary Sectors.
The Co-Directors of ARW personally develop and / or deliver much of our training & consultancy work. In addition, we have a “Pool“ of Associate Trainers from a wide variety of backgrounds including: Clinical, Management, Social Care and the Voluntary Sector. Some of these individuals also have direct personal experience of using Mental Health Services.
Although there are already well established mental health centres, there are very few consultancies which are solely mental health service user-centred and can guarantee to provide consultants with a proven track record of quality and effectiveness. Our aim is not to compete with the existing mental health centres ~ rather we aim to complement the excellent work they already do, and possibly engage in some joint working where appropriate.
ARW is always selective and ensures that the most appropriate person is allocated to each piece of commissioned work. In addition, this organisation recognises the fact that service user consultants can experience periods of emotional distress which can affect their working commitments. Therefore, should such an unlikely instance occur, we endeavour to guarantee to complete contracted work by supplying alternative but equally skilled personnel.