A Whole Life in Plymouth – from myth to reality: Conference Report 2015

Plymouth Mental Health Network organises an annual conference on good practice and new approaches in mental health. This years Conference has been jointly organised and facilitated by the IMHCN and Plymouth Mental Health Network. Its objective was to review progress in implementing the Strategy and set the program for the …

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Hywel Dda and Trieste sign Wales’ first Mental Health International Twinning Agreement

West Wales and north east Italy officially joined forces today (Tuesday 12 May) with the formal signing of the first Mental Health International Twinning Agreement in Wales between Hywel Dda University Health Board and Trieste Mental Health Services. Supported by the International Mental Health Collaborating Network, the agreement aims to …

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New Recovery Action Learning Community established in Trieste, Italy

At the begining of this month (May 2015) seven people from Trieste began their whole life recovery journeys. This initative is based around the establishment of a Whole Life Whole Person Recovery Action Learning Community and a Recovery House. The Recovery Action Learning Community is made of 60 people. At …

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New IMHCN Newsletter May 2015

  Read our new newsletter here. Information about the launch of our new website, our work and programmes and our membership and subscription opportunities. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.

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Welcome to our new website

We have redesigned our website to be more informative and easier to navigate. It has new sections on members Countries, Training and Development, new Membership opportunities. We also have new membership subscriber sections including a Library of Resources and Materials. We have linked our website to our social media platforms at FaceBook, LinkedIn, …

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Study Visit and International School Open Day: Good Practice in Mental Health Services, Lyngby, Copenhagen 16th – 17th April 2015

Study Visit and International School Open Day: Good Practice in Mental Health Services Change the thinking, the culture and the practice Facilitated by Slotsvaegets Lyngby and The IMHCN Hosted by: Slotsvaengets Lyngby Taarbaek Municipality Copenhagen 16th and 17th April 2015 The IMHCN facilitated a study visit to Slotsvaegets Lyngby that included …

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Making Sense of Voices: A One Day Awareness and Information Day For and About Young People Who Hear Voices

Making Sense of Voices: A One Day Awareness and Information Day For and About Young People Who Hear Voices held in Carmarthen on the 14th of April 2015. The day was led by the internationally acclaimed trainer Rachel Waddingham who is a voice hearer herself and managed the Voice Collective …

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Introducing the hearing voices approach into Brazil

In April 20015 Paul Baker spent two weeks in Brazil introducing the hearing voices approach to people who hear voices, family members and mental health workers. Three two day workshops were held in Marilia, Campinas (both in the state of Sao Paulo) and Rio de Janiero. The response was enthusiastic …

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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 …

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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, …

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