Please note this talk by the artist Jose Gomez on his story & work exhibited at the SHARP gallery on 14th May. Please contact Mary Salome, curator or Anna Croucher, occupational therapist for further information and also take a look at these 2 articles:
“Colores, dame colores”
1-3 pm Wednesday 14th May 2014
At the SHARP Team
308-312 Brixton Road
LONDON SW9 6AA
Tel: 020 3228 7050
More details here: Artist talk 14th May @ SHARP, Brixton
SHARP : The Social, Hope and Recovery Project (SHARP) provides community-based care and treatment for people, aged 18-65, with severe mental illness including psychosis
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
SHARP 308-312 Brixton Road | London | SW9 6AA
Myhealthlocker is an online health record which is managed by YOU, the service user. This means that you can monitor your own health online. Myhealthlocker also contains resources like useful contact numbers, and tools to help with psychosis.
Myhealthlocker is still young and is improving all the time. But we need more people to use myhealthlocker and then give their views on it. Myhealthlocker is likely to be introduced across SLaM, and so this is an opportunity to shape the end product.
There are also some paid opportunities available to test other electronic devices and applications.
If you are interested in finding out more please contact a member of the myhealthlocker team:
Tel: 020 3228 3875
Or you can follow us on Twitter @myhealthlocker
More cases of psychosis and schizophrenia now end up in hospital rather than being treated in the community, it said.
Rethink Mental Illness published the report with the London School of Economics.
Cuts mean fewer people have access to early intervention treatment, such as talking therapy, Rethink said.
It said the NHS could save more than £50m a year by shifting its focus.
The report said it costs on average £13 a day to support someone with psychosis or schizophrenia in the community.
It said this compared with the £350 average daily cost of keeping a mental health patient in hospital.
‘Shift of resources’
Meanwhile, 54% of the psychosis budget was being spent on inpatient care rather than on preventive community services, the report found.
Family therapy, where families of people with psychosis and schizophrenia are supported, cognitive behavioural therapy, and peer support could help cut long-term costs of care, it said.
Health Minister Norman Lamb said early access to treatment in the community was “often the best option” for people with psychosis and schizophrenia.
He said: “Not only do they benefit from being in familiar surroundings among loved ones but they are less likely to need costly hospital stays.”
Mr Lamb called for a “shift of resources” to preventive care and said that the government had given NHS England a “clear objective” to put mental and physical health on a par.
Mental health trust budgets for 2013-14 have fallen by 2.3% from 2011-12.
The cuts have meant mental health trusts have been asked to save almost 20% more from next year’s budgets than hospitals.
Budgets for community mental health teams, which give continuing support to patients to prevent their health deteriorating to crisis point,reached a plateau for 2011-12 but referrals rose by 13%.
‘Parity of esteem’
The report also predicted more than £50m a year could be saved if early detection services could be strengthened.
It said the NHS saved £989 every time people were treated with cognitive behavioural therapy instead of going to hospital.
Rethink said mental health accounted for 23% of the disease burden in England but received only 13% of the health budget.
Dr Martin McShane, national director for long-term conditions at NHS England, said the report was “very helpful” and was supportive of what the organisation wanted to achieve.
He said: “We recognise we must work to ensure that in everything we do mental health has parity of esteem with physical health.
“We have significantly invested in improving access to psychological therapies and dementia care.”
Via Bridget via http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26957435
Over the last two years, we at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health and Dementia Unit at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London have been developing ways in which service users can find out about research opportunities within the Trust.
We want to improve the ways in which people can find out and participate in our research, and are therefore running a brief monitoring activity across the Trust.
We want to run this exercise in order to improve how research is communicated across the Trust. This is a one-time activity and all participants will receive detailed feedback about the results of our evaluation. We will also let you know what improvements we will be making as a result of this activity.
We wish to hear from people who:
- Are currently using SLaM services
- Have used/are using services to help with symptoms of psychosis
If interested, please contact Konstantina Papoulia at the Institute of Psychiatry (tel: 02078480502; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
With one in four of us now suffering from a mental health problem, a new 4 x 60 series explores and demystifies the most profound decisions involved in treating the mentally ill.
The Maudsley (w/t) takes an in-depth and unprecedented look at mental health in Britain today, with exclusive access to a wide range of services, patients and staff at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).
Key to the series, filmed over a year, is giving a voice to those who suffer with mental illness, from people with psychosis or manic depression to those with severe anxiety. For, although a growing number of us will experience mental illness in our lifetime, the stigma remains; it’s an unwanted label.
SLaM is the country’s best-known psychiatric trust and its services are unique, pioneering and often surprising. This is the most comprehensive access producers have ever had to any NHS mental health trust in the country.
Ralph Lee, Head of Factual at Channel 4 said: “Building on the success of last year’s 4Goes Madseason in bringing a fresh approach to mental health on television, we are delighted that the patients and staff of the Maudsley have trusted us to tell their stories for the first time.”
The series is produced by The Garden Productions (24 Hours in A&E, The Audience, Inside Claridges) and series directed by Dave Nath (Cutting Edge, The Year the Town Hall Shrank).
The Maudsley (w/t) will follow the lives of patients and their families, touching on a range of mental health conditions. Each of the four films tackles a different aspect of mental health – the big issues of today. Many people manage their illness with medication; others walk a daily tightrope with the possibility of relapsing at any time.
The cameras follow a community mental health team; the lion’s share of SLaM’s work takes place in a community setting, looking after more than 35,000 people with mental health issues.
Cameras are allowed in to Lambeth Hospital’s Triage ward for the first time. In a postcode with the highest rates of psychosis in Europe, this is the Accident and Emergency of mental health – where patients are at their most unwell. For the staff it’s all about risk management. The buck stops with psychiatrists like Dr Martin Baggaley who makes crucial decisions every day. Getting it wrong could have tragic consequences.
Anxiety has become the mental illness of our time, with seven million drug prescriptions issued every year. The Bethlem Royal Hospital’s national unit treats the most anxious people in the country – the top one per cent – and claims a success rate of three in four patients. Some are consumed by irrational fears they’ve caused a road accident in their sleep, harmed strangers or have intrusive thoughts.
The number of older people with mental health problems is estimated to increase by a third over the next 15 years to 4.3 million. Bereavement, stress and loneliness can contribute and some end up on the Maudsley Hospital’s Older Adults Ward. With a premium on bed space patients cannot stay on the ward forever but some lose the confidence to go back home and live an independent life.
It’s executive produced by Amy Flanagan and Jonathan Smith. Broadcast is scheduled for Autumn 2013.
Via http://www.channel4.com via Bridget