Changing the Thinking, Practice in Mental Health Service Systems

Friday 10th June 1400 BST

This workshop will be hosted on the Zoom meeting platform where we will use our camera and microphones to interact with each other as a group.

This workshop will also be recorded and you can use the ticket function to pre-purchase the recording before the event. This will be useful for colleagues who are not able to attend the event live and also for those who attend the event live and want to watch it again.

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This webinar is aimed at challenging powerful hierarchies that perpetuate outdated thinking. We will describe a successful participatory approach through Action Learning sets that have been used in several places.

We will describe what Action Learning Sets are and how they can be useful in changing thinking, practice and systems. This successful participatory approach has been used across the world in transforming mental health, gaining widespread ownership through active and meaningful participation including the importance of leadership, co-production, sharing knowledge and innovation.

This is a proven way of ensuring action-based learning amongst communities of a common interest to improve the mental health of citizens. This is achieved by adopting the Whole Person Whole Life-Whole System approach founded in human values and their application by the expert by experience, professionals and the service itself. The objective is to achieve health and well-being regardless of the degree of disability or distress of the individual.

This requires a paradigm shift in thinking from pathology and illness to self-determination, life stories, human strengths, hopes and dreams, peer support and control by the user with support from professionals as partners, mentors and advocates.

This has been used in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board; Hywel Dda University Health Board, Wales; Tees, Esk and Weir NHS Trust, England and in Belgrade, Serbia; Trieste, Italy; Johor Bahru, Malaysia; Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia.

This webinar is recommended for organisations and individuals who want to create a culture for change that can transform mental health services and practices.

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