Trust launches Symphony of Hidden Voices

04 Jul 2017

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has launched its Symphony of Hidden Voices.

The Staffordshire Symphony of Hidden Voices is a series of events, activities and online places where hidden voices with perspectives on mental health care can find and engage with each other. It was created initially at the Combined NHS Staffordshire Symphony for Hidden Voices event at Port Vale Football Club on 30th June 2017

This First Movement of the Symphony (above) captures the contributors and insights heard during the day.  The contributors (in order of appearance) are:

Paul Draycott - Director of Leadership and Workforce, NSCHT
Jenny Harvey - Local Unison Lead and Staff Side Chair
Richard France - DEAFNOISE
Roger McKenzie - Assistant General Secretary, Unison
Joy Heal - Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
Deana Korwin-Kochanowski  - Sanctus
Abby Crawford - Stonewall
Sophia Hussain - NSCHT
Rev Sally Smith - Sanctus
Jaymee Smith  - CYP IAPT Youth Council
Kirsty Booth - CYP IAPT Youth Council
Wahida Mohammed - NSCHT
John Shapter - The Chiron Institute

The Symphony also includes a live social 'word cloud' - bringing together in real time material published on Twitter or Facebook by anyone using the hashtag #inclusionsymphony or any mentions on the web.  It constantly updates as new material is created.

The Word Cloud can be found here

The Symphony Word Cloud groups the content according to prominence and traffic. Users can click on any word to 'drill down' to the underlying content and interact with it.  If you prefer to view the Symphony in full screen in a separate window, click on the button marked "Enlarge" in the bottom left hand corner.

The Symphony allows all voices to be heard equally with no preference or importance attached to any particular source or account.  It allows everyone to tap into, discover and engage with collectively created and equally treated perspectives, conversations and topics.

A selection of videos and films about the Staffordshire Symphony for Hidden Voices on our YouTube channel here