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Mediaclip for staff training – participants wanted

Do you currently receive community services from LYPFT, or have in the last 12 months? Are you a carer of someone accessing LYPFT community services?

If so, and your care is arranged through Care Programme Approach, by sharing your story and experiences digitally you can help improve services through helping us understand what we do well, and where we can improve. Your experience would be used for staff training and for general mental health and carer awareness across the Trust and with the general public.video1-

Areas to understand include: assessment; care coordination; care planning; review; working with others including carers. Also your understanding of recovery and wellbeing.

Digital recording will be on the 17th and 20th of November, it will take no longer than two hours. If you would like to participate or would like more information then please contact Donna Kemp donna.kemp@nhs.net 07985259082

Thank you!inkwell nov

 

Sharing our success

Fine example of staff finding creative solutions; driven by putting people first.

Let's Talk about Dementia

Occupational therapy assessment clinic in Fife

Development of the occupational therapy clinic

Increasing rates of referrals, people waiting for treatment, travel time, staff vacancies were just a few of the triggers to lead staff in the older adult mental health occupational therapy service in Fife to say:

We are not having people waiting 4-5 months for an occupational therapy assessment

We were also acutely aware that waiting months for an assessment was resulting in people with a cognitive impairment/dementia having deteriorated over this time, increase in stress and anxiety on carers and families as well as not having accessed other services and supports that they could have been receiving. This was not a positive outcome for people living with dementia, their families or the occupational therapy staff.

We considered a number of solutions to this issue, but all of them had an adverse effect on other parts of…

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NPNR 2015 review

Useful overview of the Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research conference for folk who couldn’t make the event

Ben Hannigan's blog

About to commence: #NPNR2015 About to commence: #NPNR2015

The 21st Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR) conference took place on Thursday and Friday, September 17th and 18th 2015, with the theme of ‘Building new relationships in mental health nursing: opportunities and challenges’. The occasion was a fine one, with just short of 200 people in attendance. For those not able to make it but wanting to know more, the programme can still be found here and the book of abstracts here.

I’ve been on the NPNR scientific and organising committee this year, courtesy of my membership of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK. This afforded me the chance to welcome delegates at the conference opening, and to draw attention to the just-breaking news of Professor Len Bowers’ planned retirement at the start of 2016. Len has been an inspirational mental health nurse researcher: more on this later.

2015-09-17 15.58.04 #NPNRselfie with Karina Lovell

Introduced by

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CCA National Event 30th October – free places for our lovely members!

As members, LYPFT have access to 3 free places – first up best dressed!

The Care Coordination Association

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You Remember the Concordat?

Mental Health Cop

You may remember the Crisis Care Concordat from early 2014? – very much led by Norman LAMB MP, who was then Minister of State for Mental Health. It led to a brief bureacracy that drove various meetings, plans and activities: including commitments by organisations to various things including a reduction in the use of police cells as a Place of Safety under the Mental Health Act 1983; a 30 minute response time by the Ambulance Service to detentions under s136 MHA (except in South East Coast Ambulance Service who would prefer to have an hour) and to much better training, data and cooperation across the piste.

The Concordat imposed deadlines which were publically monitored by which areas had to commit to delivering on the principles of the Concordat and then to the development of an Action Plan which outlines how problems, gaps and issues would be addressed. Once the public…

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Seven-day psychiatrists

The Psychiatry SHO*

Unless you’ve spent the last few months in a cave, you’ll know that David Cameron is dead-set on turning our NHS into a ‘seven-day service’.

He hasn’t given much detail on what it’ll look like, or how it’ll differ from the current set-up (in which doctors already routinely work 7 days a week), but the current arm-twisting of doctors into a contract which would force them to work more weekend days for the same pay shows that he really wants it to happen. Whatever it is.

So how might psychiatrists adapt to working routinely at the weekend, instead of just being on-call for urgent jobs and emergency assessments? Despite the mean and unthinking way that the government have gone about their proposals, I do think that psychiatrists could make substantial changes to their practice to acknowledge that mental illness doesn’t just work 9 to 5, Monday to Friday. It…

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Crossing the “too crazy” threshold

Thought provoking blog by @sarahrudston how much ‘unwell’ do we accept & tolerate before someone ‘crosses the line’?

WRWS

I can’t remember how we got talking about the ways in which people participate in anti-stigma campaigns, but it ended up with my friend scornfully remarking, “People are all for anti-stigma and anti-discrimination initiatives until they are personally inconvenienced in some way.”

Is this true? Do we all have a hard limit when it comes to acceptance and tolerance?

I thought about a different conversation I’d been part of recently, concerning someone with complex mental health issues. The woman speaking was very quick to assure me that, no, she didn’t have anything against people with mental health issues, but this particular person was “absolutely off her head”.

Then I started thinking about all the other times people had backed up their gossip with qualifying statements in a bid to convince me that they honestly weren’t saying what I thought they were saying, it was just that this particular person…

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