This workshop series was a new and exciting addition to the IMH portfolio of skills based workshops.
The workshop series was aimed at taking participants through the process of delivering evaluation and research through attending a number of practically based workshops delivered by experts in the field.
Please see below presentations from the series:
The needs of long-stay patients in high and medium secure hospitals has been the topic of a three-year research study at the Institute of Mental Health.
The study ‘Characteristics and needs of long-stay patients in high and medium secure forensic psychiatric care – Implications for service organisation’, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and led by Professor Birgit Völlm came to an end earlier this year with the results being discussed at an end of project conference which took place on Friday 18th March at the Institute of Mental Health on Triumph Road in Nottingham.
The conference bought together experts in the field of forensic psychiatric care to review the findings and recommendations and answer the all-important questions of ‘what do they mean to services and what’s next?’
Please see below presentations from the conference:
The Trent Study Day is a bi-annual themed educational event hosted by the Forensic Services Division at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with the Institute of Mental Health.
Professor Belinda Winder, Nottingham Trent University
Jorgen Lovbakke, Ministry of Justice
Dr Graham Durcan, Centre for Mental Health
Dr Kieran McCartan, University of West England
Dr Jackie Craissati Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Natialie Snell Governor, MAPPA Coordinator Nottinghamshire
Lynne Saunders, Governor, HMP Whatton
Dr Paul Macallister, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust -
Research presenters included:
Emily Talbot, University of Nottingham
Dr Martin Clarke
Dr Najat Khalifa, University of Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Please see presentations below:
The Safer Living Foundation and Prison-based Circles of Support and Accountability: what, why, how and what next?
The Institute held its first joint research conference with The Retreat, York in June. The event explored current research on Therapeutic Environments, and featured work currently underway in this area at the Institute and The Retreat. The underlying aim was to build on the existing relationship between the two organisations and develop new projects.
The day was well attended with around 50 colleagues coming together from the Institute, The Retreat and the Trust. Professor Paul Crawford, Director of the Institute’s Centre for Social Futures chaired the event and the keynote address was delivered by Dr Rex Haigh, Consultant Psychotherapist in Berkshire and Honorary Professor. Rex critiqued a range of assumptions commonly held about evidence-based practice and ‘alphabetti therapies’, and of personality disorder. He emphasised the therapeutic value of "GreenCare" as a back to basics development of the psychologically-informed environment.
To find out more about the event, read the full event report here.
Presentations from the event are available on the link below:
‘The latest developments in prison mental healthcare’
The Trent Study Day is a bi-annual themed educational event hosted by the Forensic Services Division at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FoundationTrust
in collaboration with the Institute. The event in June focussed on the latest developments in prison heathcare and attracted multidisciplinary audiences comprising of forensic psychiatrists, psychologists and other forensic mental health practitioners, as well as non-forensic mental health practitioners.
Presentations made available following the event available on the link below: