Paradigm Shift in Mental Health in the Post-Covid era

Paradigm Shift in Mental Health in the Post-Covid era  A Zoom Round Table Webinar Register in advance for this webinar: or you can view on YouTube via the European Science Open Forum (ESOF2020) The link will be available on the Science in the City Festival YouTube Channel 10.00 am (CET) After registering, you will … Read more

Hywel Davies 1955 – 2020

HYWEL DAVIES Hywel Davies passed away peacefully at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, Wales on Sunday 29th March after a short illness. Hywel was a long term supporter of IMHCN and of the hearing voices movement. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him. You can add your condolences here “I may be right … Read more

Responding to Covid-19: New Zealand

Report by Rob Warriner KIA KAHA, KIA māIA, KIA ORA AOTEAROA: COVID19 PSYCHOSOCIAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING RECOVERY PLAN FOR NEW ZEALAND Update 20th May 2020: First draft of a National Mental Health Plan has been developed by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. See executive summary below: Executive Summary “The COVID19 pandemic has placed significant … Read more

Digital Mental Health and COVID-19: Using Technology Today to Accelerate the Curve on Access and Quality Tomorrow

As interest in and use of telehealth during the COVID-19 global pandemic increase, the potential of digital health to increase access and quality of mental health is becoming clear. Although the world today must “flatten the curve” of spread of the virus, we argue that now is the time to “accelerate and bend the curve” … Read more

COVID-19: how can we support each other (and ourselves)?

If you’re struggling to manage during the Covid-19 lockdown – whether you’re shielding, social distancing or self-isolating – you’re not alone. So many of us – whether we hear voices and see visions or not – are finding things tough. There are lots of different ways the current crisis may impact on living with voices, … Read more

Mental health and wellbeing during the #COVID19 pandemic

From WHO Eastern Mediterranean More tips and resources to help you care for your mental health and wellbeing during #COVID19 and throughout the Holy month of Ramadan. This week is all about sharing and caring but before we get to that, we’d like to hear from you. Did you stay socially connected to your loved … Read more

Visit to Manchester by Brazilian Mental Health Workers

Paul Baker hosted a week long guided tour for eight mental health workers from Brazil to Manchester,. The group visited a wide range of Mental Health Services and Organisations operating in Greater Manchester and Warrington, England, UK. They also participated in lectures and discussions with professors of psychology, peer groups members, people with lived experience … Read more

The Future of Hearing Voices Network Cymru

Development Meeting, Wednesday, 23rd October, 11.00 – 15.00 for lunch and discussion Venue: The Board Room, Prince Phillip Hospital, Llanelli Recently IMHCN supported the establishment Hearing Voices Network Cymru as a not for profit company. The focus of the new organisation will be to provide education and development, putting into practice the hearing voices approach … Read more

Franco Rotelli (23 July 1942 – 16 March 2023)

(23 July 1942 – 16 March 2023) It is with the greatest sadness that we are announcing the death or our dear friend and President, Franco Rotelli. He was one of the architects of the Psychiatric Reform in Italy and one of the main collaborators of Franco Basaglia . From 1979 until 1995 Rotelli was … Read more

Platfform (Wales) calls for System change

  Platfform believe that the mental health system and wider health, social care and public sector systems need to be radically reformed. They are calling for an evolution in the way that mental health is understood and treated. They are part of a growing social movement seeking to redefine the way we understand and respond to … Read more

Hospital-based mental health services: Promoting person-centred and rights-based approaches (WHO)

The Hospital-based mental health services: Promoting person-centred and rights-based approaches technical package is part of the WHO Guidance and technical packages on community mental health services set of publications. It showcases a selection of innovative hospital-based mental health services that provide care in general hospital settings integrated within the general health system and with the … Read more

Whole Life-Whole System for People in Crisis

The Gwent Mental Health and Learning Disability Partnership Board                                       International Mental Health Collaborating Network Whole Life-Whole System for People in Crisis Acute and Crisis Development 1. Introduction The current service model for acute and crisis services … Read more

Big issues identified by Covid-199: Requiring Fundamental Change in Mental Health, A Local and Global Action Plan

with Dainius Puras, Roberto Mezzina, Ingrid Danials and John Jenkins Thursday 17th November 2022, 14.00 – 16.00 BST Book your place here The Coronavirus Pandemic is a time of difficulty but also an opportunity for human ingenuity, endeavour and learning. This Webinar will describe IMHCN’s Action Plan developed with international and national partners. The Action Plan … Read more

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