Toolkit compiled to support NHS staff in delivering Patient Focus and Public Involvement. It offers a number of tried and tested tools along with some more recently developed approaches.
Provides information, resources and education for NHS Scotland staff working with children and young people.
Paper published in The Psychiatrist (2013) by Penumbra and University of Abertay.
Isabel McCue was inspired to set up Theatre Nemo following her son John's eight year battle with mental ill-health. Its mission is to empower people affected by mental ill-health to have better, more fulfilled lives through the creative arts.
The organisation runs projects in communities, prisons and hospitals.
Video (uploaded to YouTube) produced by North Ayrshire Council on how people can have more choice and control over their social care through self-directed support.
This is a blog post written by Professor Donald Forrester on the need for evidence-based approaches in social work. He argues that this will enable social workers to articulate and defend their practice and the contribution it makes.
This is an article from the New Yorker that looks at innovation and creativity in the context of the development of computers and printers.
This unit will help you to understand the issues surrounding children's rights as well as examining the implications of seeing children as citizens. You will also explore the meaning of childhood and analyse children's needs. It is at Intermediate Level and should take 1 hour to complete. The course was published on 13th July 2011. It is part of the Open Learn section of Open University and all materials are freely available over the internet.
This unit explores the role of diagnosis in the treatment of mental health problems. It considers the history of our current understandings of 'mental health' and 'illness' with focus on the concepts of anxiety and depression, and looks at potential gains and losses in using diagnostic labels in counselling and pyschotherapy. This unit is an adapted extract from The Open University course D240 Counselling: exploring fear and sadness . It is at introductory level, and should take 8 hours to complete.
This unit examines the range of factors affecting young people’s wellbeing, such as obesity, binge drinking, depression and behavioural problems. It is an advanced level course and should take 16 hours to complete. It was published on Friday 29th July 2011. It is part of the Open Learn section of Open University and all materials are freely available over the internet.