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
“We are absolutely certain that the inevitable abolition of seclusion is near upon us. Join us so we can once and for all eliminate seclusion… now!”
END SECLUSION NOW – End Seclusion Now, in all NZ hospitals.
We need a similar campaign in Australia and the world over!
Posted in Critical Psychiatry, ethics, Guidelines, Human rights, neglect, Phenomenolgy, physical abuse, Policy, Reform, Stigma, Stress, Trauma, trauma
Unfortunately, many mental health workers and other health workers stigmatise their clients, often without being aware of this process. The Canadian Mental Health Commission has funded a programme to address this with the funding of the Opening Minds project.
A full report and final version of the Opening Minds Scale is available here
With a report on the development of the scale here BMC Psychiatry | Abstract | Opening minds stigma scale for health care providers (OMS-HC): examination of psychometric properties and responsiveness.
Here is recognition of the importance of the real experts in mental health – the service users, who are transforming psychiatry from an elite, hierarchical endeavor, into a democratic and authentic approach to human suffering King’s College London – World’s first Professor in User Led Research.
EPA 30th Anniversary Ethics Symposium 2013
15 November 2013 – Council of Europe – Strasbourg, France
How to facilitate and support self-determination of patients in psychiatric practice
Abstract of presentation by A. Heinz, Prof. Dr. med.
There is currently a debate between legal practitioners and psychiatrists on different forms of compulsory treatment and their ethical implications. This debate is based on different concepts of autonomy and its prerequisites. We advocate an approach that centers on the individual demands of the person, promotes open settings and focuses on intensified relationships
WHO WE ARE 30th Anniversary Anniversary Symposium | European Psychiatric Association.
Posted in Conference, Conferences and Events, ethics, Human rights, Paradigm, Policy, Reform, web page
Tagged compulsary treatment, ethics, Europe, human rights, mental-health, patients, psychiatirist, Psychiatry
“Sometimes, coercion of patients may be hard to avoid, but it’s something to which mental health professionals too easily resort”
This commentary by Professor Richard Bentall (from the of Clinical Psychology at University of Liverpool), who recently visited us in Australia, reviews the evidence supporting the increases in coercive treatment for psychosis, and finds little evidence that the year-by-year increases in forces admissions and medication has lead to improvements in outcomes.
He also points to the real deficits in psychiatric practice, and research – the use of, and search for treatments that patients actually want!
Posted in Clinician recomendation, Critical Psychiatry, Paradigm, Phenomenolgy, Policy, Uncategorized
Tagged coercion, CTO, psychosis, risk aversion, risk avoidance, schizophrenia
Vol 6, No 1 (2012): The Politics of Resilience and Recovery in Mental Health Care
Guest Editors: Jijian Voronka and Alison Howell
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Politics of Resilience and Recovery in Mental Health Care
|Jijian Voronka, Alison Howell
|Review of Global Child Poverty and Well-Being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action
|Review of Becoming Biosubjects: Bodies, Systems, Technologies
Posted in Critical Psychiatry, Paradigm, Phenomenolgy, Policy, Recovery
Tagged Health, homelessness, Ireland, Mental disorder, mental-health, Policy and Advocacy, poverty, power, recovery, resilience, resistance, service-user