South London and Maudsley (SLaM)’s Council of Governors are launching their fifth Bids Scheme on 8 April.
Open to all members of SLaM, the Smile for Health Bids Scheme is aimed at anybody who has an idea or project which would benefit at least three service users, but needs some funding to get it off the ground.
We’re delighted to be able to launch the college with a spring/summer prospectus of 38 courses and workshops and a brand new website. Our unending thanks to all the many people who have offered their time, advice and expertise towards delivering this term.
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Approximately half of people who take their own life have previously made a suicide attempt. People who survive are therefore at high risk of ending their own life later.
A new project, led by Dr Rina Dutta at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King’s College London, will aim to predict who is most at risk, and when, by analysing data from electronic medical records. Identifying warning signs may then allow healthcare professionals to intervene before a serious suicide attempt is made.
The project, called e-HOST-IT (Electronic health records to predict HOspitalised Suicide attempts: Targeting Information Technology), is being led by Dr Dutta, from the Department of Psychological Medicine at the IoP at King’s. The funding was awarded by the Academy of Medical Sciences, as a Clinician Scientist Fellowship.
Dr Dutta will use data from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s anonymised electronic mental health records system, CRIS, developed by the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London.
Dr Rina Dutta says: “What we know about why people make suicide attempts lags behind our understanding of other life-threatening problems. One reason is stigma. Studying risk factors in detail has also been difficult, because health records have been handwritten and kept in paper files. Predicting who is most at risk and when is the riskiest time is a huge challenge.”
She adds: “The NHS aims to be paperless by 2018. Now is the ideal time to see whether warning signs of a serious suicide attempt could be picked up early using anonymised electronic medical records. These warning markers could be changes in symptoms, behaviours or healthcare service use, which happen before a suicide attempt.”
With help from Mind, Dr Dutta has actively involved patients in the design and planning of the research to ensure it is patient-centred. The aim of the project is that the information be used to help health professionals personalise care for people most at risk. The long-term goal is that as professionals use the electronic records system in their day-to-day work, they will be directly alerted to high risk times for their patients. Finally, Dr Dutta also aims to develop prevention strategies and self-management tools by feedback of patterns indicating risk to individual patients.
SELF-ADVOCACY SKILLS TRAINING – APRIL 2014
ALL SESSIONS ARE FREE
|1st||Managing your Anxiety (Part 2) 11am-1pm|
|8th||Meditation & Mindfulness for Wellbeing 11am-1pm|
|10th||NSUN with Sarah Yiannoullou 2pm-4pm|
|15th||Assertiveness Skills 11am-1pm|
|17th||Peer-Mentoring Training & Employment Opportunities by Michael Hegarty from Employment Academy 2pm-4pm|
|22nd||Guest Speaker (watch this space!) 11am-1pm|
|29th||Why train in Self Advocacy? What are the Benefits? 2pm-4pm|
(Check website for possible additional training dates and changes to schedule!)
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1st Managing your Anxiety (Part 2) 11am-1pm
Anxiety is something that affects all of us, some more than others. Come to learn ideas for how to live with anxiety and how to challenge your anxious thoughts. You don’t have to have attended part 1 of this session last month to attend. Everyone is welcome.
8th Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing 11am-1pm
Mindfulness and meditation is a positive mind-body approach to well-being that can help you change the way you think. Whether you want to learn new techniques for coping with stress, anxiety, depression or improve your concentration, energy levels and enjoyment of life, mindfulness can be a very valuable tool. This class will help you get started.
10th NSUN with Sarah Yiannoullou 2pm-4pm
NSUN is an independent, service-user-led charity that connects people with mental health issues. It aims to inform and influence mental health policy makers and service providers. It also provides information,networkingopportunities and promotes self-management and peer-to-peersupport. Sarah will be letting you know more about the organisation and how you can join in.
15th Assertiveness Skills 11am-1pm
Assertiveness is often wrongly confused with aggression. This session will look at how to be neither passive nor aggressive, so you can say what you really need to say. We will help you think about how to develop your communication skills so you can articulate yourself in a more balanced way.
17th Peer-Mentoring Training, Mentor Opportunities & Employment Activities with Michael Hegarty of Employment Academy 2pm-4pm
The Employment Academy (EA) has helped thousands of unemployed and financially disadvantaged people find work. Martin Hegarty from the EA’s Employment & Resettlement Team will be here to talk about what is available to you and how you can improve your employment prospects.
22nd Guest Speaker 11am-1pm
Watch this space! Check the website for info or simply turn up and be surprised. Past talks have included how to save on energy bills, campaigning, and understanding the Mental Health Act.
29th Why train in Self Advocacy? What are the Benefits? 2pm-4pm For people who are new to SA
Self Advocacy Training is for anyone experiencing forms of mental distress and would like to develop self confidence, assertiveness skills, awareness and knowledge about services available to them, including debt management, housing benefits and the Mental Health Act. This is an introduction to what you can expect from attending SA training.
Date: 16 Apr 2014 – 17:00
Location: Room 2 Civic Suite, Lewisham Town Hall, Catford SE6 4RU
The first part of the meeting is held in public. You are very welcome. Please let us know if you are able to attend for seating purposes. contact Healthwatc Lewisham on 020 7998 7796
or email. firstname.lastname@example.org