Presentation on theme: "22 nd February 2011 One Day Conference Institute of Psychiatry."— Presentation transcript:
22 nd February 2011 One Day Conference Institute of Psychiatry
Chaired by Gabrielle Richards & Dr Jerome Carson Dr Frank Holloway What Is Psychosis? Stuart Baker-Brown Reaching Great Heights of Recovery Andrew Voyce The Voyce of Experience Katie Harris Buddy – What is it? Bose Dania Life After Diagnosis Michelle McNary Recovery Film Augusto D. Mello Wellbeing and Recovery Tool Box Carol Thompson The Fanon Choir Gabrielle Richards Tony Holmes The Story of SLaM Dr Glenn Roberts The Importance of Personal Narratives for (R)recovery
Frank shared a vignette of a person experiencing the disruptive and confusing experiences of hearing voices, withdrawal and confusion, associated with schizophrenia. He also noted the reactions of the public and the media to psychosis and schizophrenia. Frank suggested a diagnosis of schizophrenia is not based on a specific pathological mechanism. “In ten years time will the diagnosis of schizophrenia be out of date?” Dr Frank Holloway What Is Psychosis?
“Stigma, stops people like me, progressing” “I’m not willing to hide my diagnosis, I’m proud to be different” “Always believe in yourself, even when others don’t” “ Open your minds -start promoting Hope!!” Stuart Baker-Brown Reaching Great Heights of Recovery
“ My writing is who I am” “I want to own and ride a bike, go to the cinema, go on holiday”. “Challenge the glass ceiling and where people with mental health problems can go.” Andrew Voyce The Voyce of Experience
Buddy, an on-going project to create a piece of networked technology that will allow people who use services to record how they are feeling. Because our activities influence our mood this software becomes more of a challenge to develop. Record how we look forward rather than back.. Katie Harris Buddy – What is it?
Find one’s own voice to become who you desire to be, through determination and self will. “When I wasn’t me, I felt life leave my soul; When I wasn’t me, society looked pretty scary to me” Bose Dania Life After Diagnosis “Feel like I’m emerging, From darkness.”
“One of the things about recovery, is learning to live a new life, get a second chance, a new piece of clay, you can shape the way you want.” “ The more hope I have, the more it helps my recovery - they go together, there is no separating them.” “My current dream is to inspire people that recovery can be done!” Quotes taken from Film Several very able people spoke eloquently on film, about their experiences of mental illness and recovery. Michelle McNary Recovery Film
“ We cannot control the waves, but we can learn to surf! “ Life can be challenging – but what a wondrous challenge” “Life is about choices, self-knowledge help us make skilful ones“ Partnership, Acceptance, Self Knowledge, The Power of Slow, Awe Augusto D. Mello Wellbeing and Recovery Toolbox
Embedding social inclusion, recovery and wellbeing into SLaM’s strategic aims Five Implementation Workstreams 1.Fostering relationships 2.Promoting Wellbeing 3.Offering treatments- Clinical experiences to be available “on tap not on top” 4.Improving Social Inclusion 5.Outcomes- How do we measure and achieve outcomes? Tony was involved in two formative projects. Pages on Psychosis and “Healthtalk on line”. He prepared “ A Quick Guide to Recovery for Service Users and Carers” Gabrielle Richards Tony Holmes The Story of SLaM
Glenn gave a comprehensive and intriguing look into the importance of narrative. Glenn provided touching examples of engagement with people experiencing distress and showed the impact of supported journeys. Dr Glenn Roberts The Importance of Personal Narratives for (R)recovery
With a Special thanks to… Aisling Trainor Rachel Meen Leigh McCellan Sarah Littler Sam Holmes Gabrielle Richards Tony Holmes Jane Fradgley Paul Richards Ben Haydon James Bellamy Helen George Gordon McManus Patrick Gillespie Oliver Smith Thu Nguyen Hannah Cordle Dr Frank Holloway Dr Glen Roberts Stuart Baker-Brown Andrew Voyce Katie Harris Bose Dania Graphic Presentation by Francesca Carson Text by Linden Lynn Emma Harding Carl Lee Peter Bullimore Michelle McNary Augusto D. Mello Gabrielle Richards Tony Holmes Ester Maxwell-Orumbie Peter Chadwick John Lawrence