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

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

Developing the Psychiatric Hospitals in Transition Alliance in Europe: Article

The purpose of the working group is to bring togheter partners and experiences developed in Europe around the issue of the improvement of quality of care in institutions, in a view of fulfilling human rights, citizenship and moving towards the phasing out of asylums and the development of comprehensive community based services. The social exclusion … Read more

Making Mental Health a Global Priority: World Mental Health Day

Roberto Mezzina provides the context and need for the conference and the main themes that will be explored on the day. More information about the conference programme and to book your place go here On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day (October 10th) , Trieste hosts a meeting organized by the AASM (Asociaiòn Argentina … Read more

Making Mental Health a Global Priority

Conference: World Mental Health Day Read Roberto Mezzina’s article about the context for the conference here Date: October 10th Modality Hybrid: in person and virtual. Place From the Hotel Palace Suite in Trieste, Italy (streamed live for a global audience) Simultaneous interpretation English Spanish Italian Book your place here  IMPORTANT: Those who attend in person and wish to … Read more

The Challenge and Opportunity for Society, Communities and Psychiatric Hospitals to Improve Community Mental Health Services

The Challenge and Opportunity for Society, Communities and Psychiatric Hospitals to Improve Community Mental Health Services Clarissa Corradi-Webster (Brazil), Rossana Maria Seabra Sade (Brazil), Jan Pfeifer (Czechia), John Jenkins (UK) Friday, 7 October 2022, 14:00 – 16:00 BST Click here to book you place This webinar will outline the importance of changing the culture inside the … Read more

The Development of the Recovery/Discovery House & Community Workshop 

with Fabio Musco, Michele Sipala, Thais Thome S. Oliveira & Paul Baker, Wednesday, July 6th 14.00 BST  For more information about how to attend this event go to Eventbrite About This Workshop: This webinar will consider the ways in which the needs of people with severe and enduring needs can be supported through the creation … Read more

Learning From the Trieste Mental Health Experience: Developing Essential Ingredients in Creating A Resilient Mental Health Service

We know there is lot of interest in the experience of Trieste and this was a rare opportunity to hear directly from four of the most important managers and clinicians who led the internationally significant deinstitionalisation processes in Trieste, Italy, through the closure of a large psychiatric hospital and the development of local Community Mental … Read more

Social Vulnerability and Mental Health Inequalities in the “Syndemic”: Call for Action

This article addresses the need for fundamental change by focusing on social determinants and achieving equity in mental health care in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic Published in Frontiers in Psychiatry: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Rehabilitation30 May 2022 Roberto Mezzina1*, Vandana Gopikumar2,3, John Jenkins4, Benedetto Saraceno5 and S. P. Sashidharan6 1World Federation for Mental Health, … Read more

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