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 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.
Article that evaluates the effectiveness of current medical and psychological interventions for individuals at risk of sexually abusing children, both in known abusers and those at risk of abusing.
To evaluate the effectiveness and cost utility of a universally provided early years parenting programme.