2nd York Whole Person, Whole Life, Whole System, Mental Health Symposium in York, England

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust/International Mental Health Collaborating Network (IMHCN) Whole Person, Whole Life - Whole System Mental Health Symposium - A Time for Change Since the first symposium was held in April 2016 there has been considerable progress towards developing a shared vision for Mental Health in …

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IMHCN Newsletter March 2016

You can read the latest edition of our newsletter  here. Information in the newsletter includes; Launch of the International Psychiatric Hospital in Transition Alliance A report on the International School, Trieste, Italy "A Community without seclusion" The International School was held on the 16th to the 18th December 2015 in …

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IMHCN is now a registered charity

IMHCN has been granted charitable status under UK law by the Charities Commission. The benefits for our organisation and the people we work with are many. We are now recognised formally for the work we do across the world. Our objectives are as follows: “The charity’s objects are, for the public …

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Integrated Community Care for the Needs of Vulnerable People with Severe Mental Disorders in India

The INCENSE program was conceived as a systemic response to the challenges involved in addressing the many unmet needs of highly vulnerable people with severe mental disorders (SMDs) like Schizophrenia living within mental hospitals, in their homes and without shelter on the streets. The aim of the INCENSE program was to build on exis?ng …

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A community without seclusion: Presentations from the International School in Trieste, December 2015

Pdf versions of over 50 presentations by speakers at the International School: A community without seclusion - the challenge of the open door, open discourse, open access in mental health care and services through practices of freedom held in Trieste, Italy in December 2015 available here. The meeting was aimed at exchanging experiences …

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IMHCN Library and Resources available free

The IMHCN library contains a wealth of information that can help us to understand and reflect on what is important in developing and sustaining a Whole Person, Whole Life, Whole Community, Whole System movement. We want to capture the latest and most relevant knowledge base from around the world and …

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The Art of Helpful Relationships with Professionals

The Art of Helpful Relationships with Professionals: A Meta-ethnography of the Perspective of Persons with Severe Mental Illness by Amanda Ljungberg, Anne Denhov, Alain Topor Abstract Relationships with professionals have been shown to be helpful to persons with severe mental illness (SMI) in relation to a variety of services. In this article, …

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Money and Mental Illness: A Study of the Relationship Between Poverty and Serious Psychological Problems

The aim of this study co-authored by IMHCN member, Alain Topor, was to examine the relation between severe mental illness, economic status, and social relations. A financial contribution per month was granted to 100 individuals with severe mental illnesses for a 9-month period. Assessments of the subjects were made before …

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Launch of the International Psychiatric Hospital in Transition Alliance

The IMHCN with partners in India, Brazil, Malaysia, Serbia, Hungary, Palestine, Azerbaijan, The Gambia, Canada, Italy and the UK have developed the International Psychiatric Hospital in Transition Alliance, this was founded at the 2015 Franco and Franca Basaglia International School held in Trieste. This Alliance builds on the declaration made …

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