I'm an Expert by Experience - here's how to challenge tokenism in patient participation
All too often, patient participation in the mental health field looks more like tokenism than genuine inclusion. Maddi, who trains mental health professionals as an Expert by Experience, examines how patient participation can look if implemented effectively, giving people like herself the space to be heard.
Coronavirus and mental health: how to pursue therapy goals while social distancing
How mental health crisis care is impacted by Coronavirus
Why we need a trauma-informed response for women experiencing alcohol addiction
'Anyone can be trained to screen for mental health conditions'
How to support children that have experienced household psychological or emotional abuse
Creating mental health crisis support plans for schoolchildren
Crisis support plans can prove useful in supporting schoolchildren to recognise and then plan for experiences or feelings that some are likely to already be finding to be regular and overwhelming occurrences. In this article Ann-Marie D'Arcy Sharpe, who lives with a mood disorder diagnosis, describes how she supports herself now and how it informs the ways she wishes she was supported during school. This article is aimed at teachers looking for support around how to shape their lessons.
An anti-glossary for school mental health lessons
Technology will revolutionise mental health care - but only if we put people at the centre
Claudia Martinez is Research Manager at independent public services think tank, Reform. She recently authored a paper on the potential of data-driven technology for mental healthcare. In this article for Mental Health Today, she discusses how different digital technologies could revolutionise mental health care if executed in an ethical and person-centred way.