Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
People who use adult social care services identify different risks to those commonly identified by professionals and policy-makers. Many fear losing independence, which suggests that risk assessments need to have independence as their starting point. There is a particular need to reach into mental health and residential care services to find ways of enabling people to realise their independence.
This paper gives voice to service users' fears and concerns about risk; identifies…Continue
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Rethink Mental Illness has launched a range of new tools to help mental health professionals address the physical health needs of the people they work with. The tools have been developed as part of the 20 Years Too Soon campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the fact that people affected by severe mental illness die on average twenty years younger than the general population, mostly as a result of preventable…Continue
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People with mental health problems and intellectual disability may face discrimination and marginalisation, and independent advocacy is an excellent way to ensure that an individual’s rights are upheld and that the individual receives the care and treatment that they are entitled to. It also has benefits for psychiatrists and can improve the quality of the relationships between people with mental health problems and professionals. This Royal College of Psychiatrists report sets out the…Continue
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Royal College of Psychiatrists podcast. Mieko talks to Dr Michael Yousif about the challenges of caring for someone suffering with mental health problems.
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Heroes in Psychiatry: a series of occasional interviews with people (not all of them psychiatrists), who have made a distinguished contribution to the understanding and care of people with mental health problems. In this interview Professor Sir David Goldberg talks to Dr Mark Salter about classification in psychiatry.
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This consultation is the first step towards developing a new public health workforce strategy that will help shape the public health workforce of the future. It will be a living document, regularly reviewed and updated. The consultation is aimed at a broad audience, reflecting the Government’s view that public health is everyone’s business. Each chapter of this document includes key messages, proposals and consultation questions. Case studies are included where appropriate.…Continue
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This is a report on work that the College of Social Work and the GSCC commissioned SWEP to do, to look at how involvement is happening across the HE sector - using GSCC monitoring information and some interviews with user involvement leads. See here.
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'Make a difference, improve lives: a career in psychiatry'. New publication from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
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