Trieste Mental Health Service in partnership with IMHCN launch whole person whole life recovery initiative

The first meeting to develop a Whole Person Whole Life Recovery Community Programme including a Recovery House took place over two days at the San Giovanni Campus on the 7th and 8th March 2015. Over 60 Clients, family members, Trieste Mental Health Service staff and workers from cooperatives attended. The meeting was facilitated by John Jenkins, … Read more

Subjectivity and institutions: from Franco Basaglia to recovery

Subjectivity and institutions: from Franco Basaglia to recovery Roberto Mezzina Keynote speech at the INTERNATIONAL MEETING “Franco Basaglia’s vision: mental health and complexity of real life. Practice and research”, Trieste, 9-­‐12 December, 2014. WHO CC for Research and Training in MH Trieste -­‐ Azienda per i Servizi Sanitari n.1 “Triestina” Today, the recovery movement seems to … Read more

Update on Recovery Oriented Practices in Acute Settings at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Network member HPFT have a number of initiatives to promote recovery oriented practice in their acute settings. They have two inpatient wards where they are trialling strategies to reduce the use of restrictive practice and actively promoting specific recovery oriented practice. This is a co-produced and co-delivered initiative called Making our Services Safer. Service users … Read more

Developing A Whole Life Whole System Approach in NW England

Since our successful regional conference in April 2014 hosted and funded by Alternative Futures Group (AFG) we have continued to meet to discuss and plan future programmes of work. In November 2014 IMHCN met with representatives of AFG, Making Space and 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. At the meeting we agreed to identify a … Read more

Action Learning Sets in Plymouth and Cornwall 2014 – 2015

A programme of Learning Sets has been running in the City of Plymouth and the County of Cornwall during 2014. We have been working with our partners Plymouth Community Healthcare (CIC), Plymouth Mind and the Plymouth Mental Health Network in facilitating a programme of Action Learning Sets for mental health practitioners, service users,  family members and … Read more

IMHCN joins "Open Arms" Initiative in Serbia

IMCHN has become a partner in a European Community funded programme entitled “Recovery within Community: Supporting Recovery of Persons with Mental disorders and their full inclusion in the community”. We are working on this initiative alongside the International Aid Network an IMHCN member. In 2014 we ran Action Learning Sets in Novo Sad and Belgrade … Read more

Franco and Franca Basaglia International School, Trieste, Italy, 9th – 12th December 2014

Franco and Franca Basaglia International School Franco: Basaglia’s vision: mental health and complexity of real life Trieste, Italy, 9th to 12th December 2014 The annual Trieste International School was organised and hosted by Roberto Mezzina, Director of Mental Health, Director of WHOCC and the chairman of IMHCN. IMHCN supported the organisation of this event and it … Read more

2014 Annual International Think-Tank Conference: “One Year On” Recovery into Practice: A Whole Life – Whole Systems Approach

Our second annual conference was held at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthen, on the 30th – 31st October 2014. The conference was a great success attended by 0ver 180 people from West and South Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom with guest speakers from around the world. Roberto Mezzina, IMHCN Chairman … Read more

South and West Wales Whole Life Recovery into Practice Learning Sets 2014 -2015

2014 saw the successful completion of a 12 month programme coordinated by IMHCN in South and West Wales to introduce a new way of working with people with mental health issues alongside local communities, professionals and services. IMHCN worked with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board, Hywel Dda Health Board, West Wales Action for Mental Health, … Read more

Understanding Psychosis

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Report of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society  This report published in November 2014 provides an overview of the current state of knowledge about why some people hear voices, experience paranoia or have other experiences seen as ‘psychosis’. It also describes what can help. In clinical language, the … Read more

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