Grace and Julie were giving evidence to the Inquiry Panel which included former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Professor Paul Hunt, following PPR's submission to the Inquiry's call for evidence. 

Grace, who cares for her son who is disabled after trying to take his own life, gave evidence to the Inquiry on BMHRG's work to campaign for and ensure the implementation of, the Card Before You Leave appointment card system for people in mental health distress leaving A&E. Grace said;

"One of the biggest challenges we have found is that different Trusts are implementing Card Before You Leave in different ways – it shouldn’t matter where you live or what A&E you go to, you should be able to expect a Card Before You Leave if you need one."

You can read Grace's evidence in full here.

Julie followed this with her own moving story about the loss of her brother and her family's campaign to secure changes to the Serious Adverse Incident Review process which families go through after losing someone who has been in contact with services. Julie said;

"Serious Adverse Incidents are important for families as they give families answers. BUT they are also important for Trusts to make sure they learn lessons and to make sure other families don’t have to go through what mine did. I would like to see greater evidence that this learning is actually happening."

You can read Julie's evidence in full here.

For more information on the Inquiry and PPR's submission, please see here.