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Association of Mental Health Providers

Published: November 11, 2019

A letter from Jonathan Marron, Director General at Department of Health and Social Care, was sent to all adult social care providers on the 29th October regarding the extension of the Article 50 period to 31 January 2020, available here. The letter outlines the plans regarding the possibility of a No Deal Brexit, and DHSC’s…

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Guest Blog: Mental Health Research Roundtable

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Published: June 7, 2018

-Louise Arseneault, ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow, King’s College London #MHResearchRoundtable The current synergy around mental health calls for greater collaboration between academia and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to better understand, prevent and treat mental health conditions. The need for this partnership emerges from both sides. On the one hand, academic…

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Guest Blog: The Impact of Reduced Support on our Customers with Mental Health Conditions

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Published: May 31, 2018

-Julie Layton, Advance UK As a housing and support organisation for people with learning disabilities or mental health conditions, Advance is committed to providing high quality support that will enable our customers to live the lives they choose. However, in today’s financial climate, it is proving increasingly difficult to provide services that are customer-centred, deliver…

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Guest Blog: The Mental Health and Smoking Partnership: Tackling Health Inequality

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Published: February 6, 2018

-Hazel Cheeseman, Action on Smoking and Health There are many challenges in mental health services today but few feel more pressing than finding solutions to the stark difference in life expectancy between the users of these services and the population as a whole. In recent times there has been a growing movement to address the…

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Member News: #PuttingMeFirst

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Published: December 5, 2017

As part of our 30th birthday celebrations, Second Step has launched our #PuttingMeFirst campaign and a short film of the same name. The film showcases the way we support and work with people, as well as sharing some inspiring stories of hope, courage and change. To watch the film go to our YouTube channel where…

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Guest Blog: Shared Ownership

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Published: November 22, 2017

– Julie Layton, Advance UK What is shared ownership? Advance was one of the first organisations in the UK to deliver shared ownership for customers with learning disabilities and mental health conditions. It is now one of the few remaining housing providers who still offer this form of housing. Since 1997 we’ve helped more than…

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Mothertongue: Team Effort – Training Therapists to Work with Interpreters as a Collaborative Team

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Published: August 17, 2017

This paper offers a framework for training therapists/counsellors and interpreters to work together as a team. It considers the need for a collaborative relationship between counsellor and interpreter, consideration of dynamics in a triangular relationship and a clear delineation of responsibilities within the team. The paper can be found here.  

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Mothertongue: Psychotherapy across Languages: beliefs, attitudes and practices of monolingual and multilingual therapists with their multilingual patients

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Published: August 17, 2017

The study investigates beliefs, attitudes and practices of 101 monolingual and multilingual therapists in their interactions with multilingual patients. Mothertongue adopted a mixed-method approach, using an on-line questionnaire with 27 closed questions which were analysed quantitatively and informed questions in interviews with one monolingual and two multilingual therapists. A principal component analysis yielded a four-factor…

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Dual Diagnosis toolkit: A practical guide for professionals and practitioners

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Published: August 17, 2017

Turning Point’s first Dual Diagnosis toolkit developed in 2004 with Rethink Mental Illness, to support practitioners working with people who have coexisting mental health and substance misuse needs.

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Turning Point: Dual Diagonsis - Good Practice Handbook

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Published: August 17, 2017

This Good Practice Handbook helps practioneres to plan, organise and deliver services for people with co-existing mental health and substance use needs.

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Turning Point: Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing Report

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Published: August 17, 2017

The Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing, chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale was set up in September 2012 at the request of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner. The Commission’s brief was to review the work of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) with regard to people who have died or been seriously injured following police contact…

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Turning Point: Moving from the Margins

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Published: August 17, 2017

This report produced by Turning Point and Collaborate argues that joined-up services which are responsive to the people using them and the needs of the local communities should be at the heart of social and public reforms in the NHS, local government and criminal justice system.

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