Inner City Cadre Project (Sydney, Australia)
Funded by the Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP Salary Trust
A Community Project of St Vincent’s Inner City Health Service
The intention [here] is to provide a structured learning resource which will assist people to understand the requirements and skills for effective peer work.
Recovery from mental ill health is an individual experience which takes place in a broader social, political and historical context.
We are uniquely placed as peers to support people’s recovery in many different working environments. Peer workers support clients’ recovery not only through utilising their lived experience of mental ill health but drawing on the strategies they employed and skills they learned in the pursuit of health and wellbeing.
Peer workers bring their experience and skills not only to support and advocate for clients, but to collaborate and partner with clients and colleagues.
Posted in Australia, Formulation, Guidelines, Human rights, New Psychiatry, Paradigm, Peer support, Post-Psychiatry, Real world, Recovery, Reform, Resources
Tagged Peer, Peer Support
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Hearing Voices groups are places for people to explore the meaning of their voices not as products of a diseased brain. http://v.gd/304XlC
Thanks Angela Woods for this great summary of progress normalising the experience of hearing voices. Asking if the voices are real is like asking if dreams are real…
Help for people who understand that one key to recovery is understanding the meaning voices have in the context of lived experience, and that as suppressing voices with medication only works for some, other ways, more ethical of working are crucial in modern mental health work.
Home – Hearing Voices Network USA.
Posted in Critical Psychiatry, ethics, Guidelines, Hearing Voices, Human rights, loss and grief, Paradigm, Paranoia, Peer support, Post-Psychiatry, Recovery, Reform, trauma, USA, web page
“We found that service users experience better therapeutic relationships and higher satisfaction in crisis houses compared to acute wards, although we cannot exclude the possibility that differences in service user characteristics contribute to this. This finding provides some support for the expansion of crisis house provision. Further research is needed to investigate why acute ward service users experience a lack of compassion and humanity from ward staff and how this could be changed.”
PLOS ONE: The Relationship between Therapeutic Alliance and Service User Satisfaction in Mental Health Inpatient Wards and Crisis House Alternatives: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Psychiatry’s scientific reboot gets under way
“…her experience is not uncommon – people with mental health problems can receive different diagnoses from different doctors or at different times in their lives. Indeed, critics claim that psychiatrists frequently use diagnostic labels that do not correspond to distinct disorders”