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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FREEDOM FIRST A study of the experiences with community-based mental health care in Trieste, Italy

This substantive report on the work of the Mental Health Department of Trieste, Italy was written by Lister, a mental health service organisation from Utrecht, Netherlands, as they say: "This is a view of the everyday practices in Trieste, with the good aspects of the system and also the imperfections. But …

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A community without seclusion: International meeting, Trieste, 15-18 December 2015

The four day meeting will consider the challenge of the open door, open discourse, open access in mental health care and services through practices of freedom. See the full programme here. The event is being organised by the Mental Health Department of Trieste in collaboration with the World Health Organization …

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Trieste Recovery Learning Community and Recovery House: First six months

The first phase of the Trieste Recovery Learning community and Recovery House has now been completed. Over a six month period Paul Baker and Roberta Casadio from IMHCN worked with the Trieste Mental Health Department in developing a whole life recovery focussed project to enable six people and their families …

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New Approaches to Mental Health Workshops in Rio, Recife and Brasilia Brazil 2015

IMHCN Associates Jorn Eriksen, Daniela Speh and Paul Baker undertook a workshop tour of Brazil taking in Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Brasilia from the 23rd September to 5th October 2015.   Rio de Janeiro   The two day Forum in Rio was organised and hosted by CENAT (Centro Educacional …

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Serbia Final Action Learning Set

Report on the Final Action Learning Set held over three days in Belgrade Themed: "Service User, Family Member and professional “Trialogue” This was the final Action Learning Set of the Project titled "Recovery within community – Supporting recovery of persons with mental disorders and their full inclusion in the community". …

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Conference Evaluation and Feedback “One year on” Recovery into Practice: A whole life – Whole Systems Approach National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Carmarthen 30th / 31st October 2014

“One year on” Recovery into Practice: A whole life – Whole Systems Approach National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Carmarthen 30th / 31st October 2014 Conference Evaluation by Arts4Wellbeing Delegates Responses Day 1. What did you see that you liked?   Inspiring approach from Finnish professional - clients not to be spoken …

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Videos of presentations at the Recovery Conference 2014 One Year On Recovery into Practice: A Whole Life Whole Systems Approach

16 Videos of presentations given at the Recovery Conference 2014 -  One Year On Recovery into Practice: A Whole Life Whole Systems Approach. Held in the National Garden of Wales in Carmarthen. Wales hosted by IMHCN and WWAMH. Click on top left hand side of video below to see the full …

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