“The “therapeutic alliance” between clinician and client is a key ingredient in successful treatment, responsible for better clinical outcomes and lower rates of dropout. Biogenetic explanations held by clinicians can impair the therapeutic relationship and those held by clients can impede their recovery.” Nick Haslam
Blame it on biology: how explanations of mental illness influence treatment
Posted in Australia, Biological Psychiatry, Chemical Imbalance, Critical Psychiatry, ethics, Genetics, Paradigm, Real world, Recovery, Stigma, Symptoms, Viewpoint
Inner City Cadre Project (Sydney, Australia)
Funded by the Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP Salary Trust
A Community Project of St Vincent’s Inner City Health Service
The intention [here] is to provide a structured learning resource which will assist people to understand the requirements and skills for effective peer work.
Recovery from mental ill health is an individual experience which takes place in a broader social, political and historical context.
We are uniquely placed as peers to support people’s recovery in many different working environments. Peer workers support clients’ recovery not only through utilising their lived experience of mental ill health but drawing on the strategies they employed and skills they learned in the pursuit of health and wellbeing.
Peer workers bring their experience and skills not only to support and advocate for clients, but to collaborate and partner with clients and colleagues.
Posted in Australia, Formulation, Guidelines, Human rights, New Psychiatry, Paradigm, Peer support, Post-Psychiatry, Real world, Recovery, Reform, Resources
Tagged Peer, Peer Support
The Hunter Institute will drive the integration of a mental health stream into the DiG Festival allowing business, education providers, technology providers together with young people, academics and experts from the field to network and share successes and idea’s for the future.
– See more at: http://www.himh.org.au/home/events/dig-festival#sthash.nLl5tpZL.dpuf
The Hunter Institute of Mental Health are excited to announce a new partnership with DiG Festival, with the introduction of a new major health stream in this year’s conference, to be held in Newcastle from 16-17 October 2014.
The DiG Festival is running a 72 hour sale on conference tickets at the discounted price of $99 for the mental health and suicide prevention sector.
To purchase $99 tickets click on the link below
Is this rocket science? Helping people as soon as possible saves millions! Let’s see if this can be adapted to mental health care, too. QLD Homelessness Program Saves Healthcare Millions
INTERVOICE Networks and Groups – Google Maps.
For those with an interest in this approach to distressing voices (auditory hallucinations) and distressing beliefs (paranoia), there is a chance to participate in the fourth World Hearing Voices Congress 2013, next month in Melbourne