The PROMISE Project and Charter
The CLAHRC EoE funded PROMISE project (PRO-active Management of Integrated Services and Environments) devised by Dr Manaan Kar-Ray, clinical director of adult services at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), and expert-by-experience Sarah Rae, restates the Trust’s commitment to helping service-users towards recovery.
Hosted by CPFT, the PROMISE Charter, borne from the work of the project seeks to align the Cambridgeshire’s Health and Social Care economy to redefine the frontiers of humane care and promote dignity by eliminating reliance on the exercise of force in mental health.
Organisations pledge support to the charter
The conference ‘PROMISE Charter: Global Visions for Local Agendas’ held on the 9th October by CPFT, showcased the work of the project which is happening not just in CPFT, but also Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT), the local health and social care economy, and in higher education institutions. With a comprehensive agenda, delegates heard from many speakers in different roles (e.g. nurses, researchers, consultants, ward managers, clinical directors, lay members, allied health professionals and commissioners) from many organisations (inc.Cambridge University; Addenbrooke’s hospital; Anglia Ruskin University; Mind; Richmond Fellowship; Cambridgeshire County Council; Group Therapy Centre; Life Craft & Life Line; and Cambridgeshire Constabulary).
Organisations were asked by the Trust to pledge their support for a new mental healthcare vision, and delegates of the conference were asked to sign the PROMISE Charter pledging to work together to improve services. The Charter also calls on all those involved with the care of mental health patients to end the use of physical restraint – a pledge which is already attracting attention from across the world.
PROMISE YouTube – pledge your support
Support PROMISE by subscribing to it’s very own YouTube channel here.
The channel features the animated film ‘Navigating Rocky Waters’ which uses a nautical analogy to help all those working in mental health services draw inspiration from their service user’s individual recovery journeys.
You can also see videos from the PROMISE Charter Conference on this channel where speakers sharing the vision include CLAHRC EoE Director Prof Peter Jones, Sarah Rae, Manaan Ka-Ray and CPFT’s CEO Aidan Thomas.
Please see the PROMISE Global website for more information about the study, the charter and to access key publications.