Recovery in Acute Settings Symposium, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, 16th June 2015

IMHCN in partnership with IMHCN Founder Member organisation, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust held a one day workshop in Hatfield, Herfordshire on the 16th June 2015. The Symposium discussed alternative whole life recovery approaches in meeting the needs of people in crisis and in acute hospital settings.   Over 60 …

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Developing A Whole Life Recovery Community and establishing a Recovery House and Centre, Trieste, Italy

Read our initial report on developing a Whole Life Recovery Community and Recovery House and Centre, Trieste, Italy.  This is a six month initiative intended to develop a permanent recovery house as part of a public mental health service. The Recovery House initiative was conceived and developed over a one year …

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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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