Here is a link to the Recovery Devon website. One of the orgaqnisations in the south west in the foreground of pushing forward the recovery and peer led approach to health and well-being. If you decide to click on the link, you will find information on: Talking Therapies Training Talking about addressing the problem of… Read more »
This is a collaborative aimed at reducing suicides in the south west region to zero by 2018. It is built on the work carried out by Ed Coffey M.D., and his team in Detroit a few years ago, and the work in the U.K. involves a large collaborative of people in the south west. Read more »
An opportunity to hear Phil Thomas ‘This is Madness’ – what needs to change in our mental health services. Read more »
Focusing on where and how psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking are playing a role
in helping to shape the current provision of psychological services. Read more »
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is asking people who have experienced a mental health crisis within the last two years and tried to get help from their local services to tell them about the help, care and support they received. Read more »
Every day a million people are treated safely and successfully in the NHS.
However, when incidents do happen, it is important that lessons are learned to prevent the same incident occurring elsewhere. Root Cause Analysis investigation is a well-recognised way of
doing this. Investigations identify how and why patient safety incidents happen. Read more »
From the NSUN site: The report Service Users’ Experiences of Recovery under the 2008 Care Programme Approach has been available since February. It is a report from service users about the effectiveness of the Care Programme Approach in promoting recovery. The Checklist of Good Practice from service user participants is available as a separate handout.… Read more »
NSUN asked Mr Clegg why, after three years of his government’s mental health strategy, suicides, compulsory treatment orders, prescriptions and sections under the Mental Health Act were all at record levels and rising. Read more here.
Breakthrough report from UKCP reveals for the first time that the detrimental impact of mental ill-health on our quality of life is ten times worse than the impact of any other health condition. Read more »
This event is published on the Alliance site for information purposes only. Its presence should not be taken to imply any endorsement of this, or other such events. Mental Health: Delivering Improved, Integrated and Accessible Services27th February 2014: The Monastery, Manchester Are you involved in Mental Health within the UK? Are you interested in hearing… Read more »
What sort of experience can users of mental health services expect to receive. Radio 4’s You & Yours discussed some of the issues. You can catch up with it here. What about your experiences of mental health services? We at the Mental Health Alliance would like to hear about them. Please send them to the… Read more »
Are you involved in Mental Health within the UK?
Are you interested in hearing the latest developments around Mental Health?
Learn what action is being taken to tackle the underlying causes of mental ill health by putting the emphasis on early intervention and prevention strategies.
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Royal College of Psychiatrists seeks more service user and carer volunteers in South West division. Read more »
Expressions of Interest invited for Southern Health Research Day 28 Jan 2014 Read more »
The report ‘We still need to talk’ is published, which tells us that a third of people with the most severe mental illness are not offered talking therapy by the NHS. Yet evidence shows that when people do get help, it improves their health and helps make recovery possible. Read more »
National Personality Disorder training and Train the Trainer training for 2013 and 2014. Open to individuals and professionals. Read more »
Devon Recovery Fair is the first event organised by Ripple Effect Devon – led by people with lived experience of addiction. Read more »
Extreme OCD Camp – here Jack – from this summer’s documentary on OCD –blogs about his personal experiences of living with OCD and his thoughts on the new season of Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. Go here
Unity and Hope have launched a petition calling for better services for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Unity & Hope is leading an independent project (completely volunteer led and nonprofiting) on improving services for adult survivors and ethnic minorit y survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA) this includes: incest , rape, sexual assault or … Read more »
Peer support has been the subject of much discussion nationally, this is a report written by people with personal experience of mental health issues, after extensive research. The full report can be found here The executive summary here
Pat’s Petition and CarerWatch have been looking at Employment Suppor t Allowanc e(E S A ) for a long time and have published a stat ement which out lines theirconclusions.Pat’s Petition and CarerWatch think the groups don’ t reflec t t he spectrum ofdisabled people and therefore the Work Capability Assessment (WCA ) is shoehorning … Read more »
From Centre for Mental Health Website: For most of us, having paid work is essential for wellbeing and financial security. But, as this briefing finds, for many people who require some support to get into work, especially those with mental health problems, the right to employment support is not being upheld and numerous barriers remain.… Read more »
This report discusses the impact of a very successful six-month programme of dance and mental health interventions led by Mean Feet Dance across Somerset. Read more »
Sharing Knowledge, Strengthening Connections Free events in Bristol & Liverpool communities see the flyer below. This flyer requires a PDF reader, such as Adobe here, or Foxit reader,. Liverpool and Bristol Connections events flyer
Here is a short PowerPoint presentation explaining who, or what we are, what our aims are, and how we work: Mental Health Alliance presentation For those without PowerPoint, a free viewer to see the presentation can be downloaded here for Microsoft Windows version, or here, for those of you running Android.
This autumn there are two free events in Liverpool and Bristol – bringing together people with lived experience of mental health problems to share their experience, knowledge and opinions. Come along to meet others and talk about how you can influence local decisions, change attitudes and find out about the new NHS structures and… Read more »
This report published by Rethink explores why people with mental illness are dying needlessly and what needs to change. Read more »
RethinkTalk gives you the chance to share mental health advice and discuss topics important to you in a supported community forum. Read more »
This report, published by the Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing, sets out clearly the ways in which police forces and health services across the country can work together to prevent more tragic deaths in custody. Read more »
This strategy sets out the principles of recovery and how Devon Partnership NHS Trust plans to further embed these principles in its work. Read more »
This briefing paper, published by the Centre for Mental Health, examines the implications of each section of the NHS Mandate for mental health. Read more »
This briefing paper, published by The King’s Fund, sets out ten priorities for commissioners to help them to deliver a sustainable system in the face of the most challenging financial and organisational environment seen in decades. Read more »
This report, published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, sets out a definition and vision for how to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health in practice.
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This briefing paper, published by The King’s Fund, draws on examples of good practice to set out the 16 steps that need to be taken to make integrated care a reality. Read more »
This briefing paper, published by The King’s Fund, considers the role and value of volunteers in health and social care. Read more »
The Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 removes three legal barriers that contribute to a stigmatised view of mental health problems. It also sends a wider message that discrimination of people with mental health problems will not be tolerated. Read more »
The Department of Health has published the fifth annual report on the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service, which aims to empower and safeguard people who do not have the capacity to make certain important decisions. Read more »
This factsheet, published by Rethink Mental Illness, provides information on Early intervention teams that support people aged between 14 and 35 who are experiencing psychosis for the first time. Read more »
This guide is about the commissioning of public mental health interventions to reduce the burden of mental disorder, enhance mental wellbeing, and support the delivery of a broad range of outcomes relating to health, education and employment. Read more »
This guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) outlines the incentives and levers that will be used to improve services from April 2013. Read more »