We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members and supporters who continue to believe in the value of the network.
If you are interested in joining the Group, please contact Dorothy Gould, the Group’s facilitator, for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on 07565 399 422.
This blog explores issues encountered by peer researchers.
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Launched as part of the project, this free to download toolkit explores a human rights approach and is based around three key issues: delayed discharge, premature discharge and discharge to an inappropriate setting.
Brian Martindale and Nick Putman of Open Dialogue UK are co-editing a book on Open Dialogue and Psychosis for the ISPS book series (The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis).
Whilst Open Dialogue is not an approach specialised to psychosis, the main research papers have focused on first episode psychosis and the outcomes have been very positive.
For this reason it feels prudent to collate this book focusing on the use of Open Dialogue with people/families affected by psychosis.
You can contribute with a paper of around 1500 words on any of the following themes:
1. First person accounts from clients/families who have engaged with an Open Dialogue service.
2. Accounts from Open Dialogue practitioners about their work with people experiencing psychosis.
(Please note the above two themes can be combined into one paper where there is an opportunity for both Open Dialogue practitioners and clients/families to co-author a paper).
3. Service developments related to Open Dialogue and psychosis.
4. Research on Open Dialogue and psychosis.
Please complete the form on this page.
The editors would prefer to receive the papers by 8 June as they mean to complete the book by the end of June.
Four years ago, the WoW campaign got Parliament’s attention with a petition, asking the government to carry out impact assessments of the cuts. This led to the first ever debate in the Commons on an agenda chosen by people living with disabilities.
Now campaigners are hoping to get cross-party support directly from the backbench business committee, in order to secure another debate, which would focus on ministers’ refusal to calculate the impact of cuts on people who live with disabilities.
Experience matters: Rethinking lived experience in mental health communities, research and practice will be a day of exciting discussions on the importance of our life experiences when considering mental health.
Date: 29 June 2018
Time: 09:30 – 18:30
Venue: Edric theatre, Student Centre, Borough Road, London SE1 0AA
You can attend if you are:
- Someone with experience of mental distress
- A supporter of people with experiences of mental distress (carers, friends, family members, mental health professionals, social workers)
- An Academic, researcher or student
- Someone with an interest in mental health
For a full programme and to book a place, please visit this page
- Victims of crime
- Police and PCCs
- Lawyers and judges
- Healthcare staff
- MPs and councillors
You can find all these resources on this page.
The Marsh Awards recognise excellence in mental health peer support in England and Wales, and are run each year by The Marsh Christian Trust, Mind and Peerfest partner organisations.
Nominations are open for the 2018 Marsh Awards for Mental Health Peer Support.
If you’re involved in a peer support group or project this is your opportunity to win £500 cash to support your work, plus unique opportunities throughout the year to attend workshops, networking events and peer action learning.
Learn more and nominate here.
Nominations close on 31 July.
Please contact Tillie Cryer by email (TillieCryer@mcpin.org) or phone (020 7922 7874) to register your interest in taking part in the workshops and interviews. Please also contact Tillie if you would like more information about the workshops and interviews.
23 June 2018, at 11.45 pm meeting South Side Tower Bridge at 42 bus stop.
This walk is supported by NSUN, Hoarding UK and Colin and Strawberry Jazz.
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The consultation documents will include revised versions of the short and long versions of the guideline and a table of all comments received in the first consultation, together with NICE’s responses. NICE is running this exceptional second consultation so that, before final publication, stakeholders can see how their previous comments have been dealt with and to provide an additional opportunity to comment. Responses to second round consultation comments will be published with the final guideline.
Deadline for applications 8 June.
Along with Easy Read and BSL versions of the interim report, this page offers a summary of the review’s work so far.
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