Category: Mental Health

Wessex Health Innovation Forum: Portsmouth highlights

Highlights of the event held on 29 November 2017 at the University of Portsmouth.

Making GP practices Dementia Friendly with iSPACE

This webinar covers the key actions that surgeries need to take to become Dementia Friendly. Programme Lead, Katherine Barbour, discusses the experiences in Wessex, key successes and learning, and highlights the outcomes for people with dementia, carers and primary care.

NB: There is a minor erratum at the start of the talk. The three delivery models in Nottinghamshire relate to the spread of a dementia friendly toolkit developed during the iSPACE pilot in Derbyshire.

AHSN Network's impact: 2013 - 2017

The AHSN Network is proud to present a new video showcasing the unique role and wide-ranging impact of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). Told in the words of key stakeholders and partners, it sums up in less than 4 minutes how the AHSN Network is enabling the faster spread and adoption of innovation into the NHS in England.

Highlights from the 2016-17 Annual Review

This is a short animation of a selection of our impact from 2016-17.

Serenity Integrated Mentoring: Supporting and preventing high intensity mental health crisis

This collaborative model of care is changing the way we manage mental health crisis, and is helping police officers to better understand the connection between emotional trauma and offending.

The story behind SIM: Paul's story

Across the UK, emergency services are struggling to manage a small number of repeat callers with complex mental health need, not only placing operational pressures on police officers but also on other emergency and heath care teams. Fast forward through the criminal justice system and we find a high percentage of mental health service users in prison, often with the same mental health profiles.

The intervention of a new model of care, Serenity Integrated Mentoring, combines community mental health nurses with a specially trained police officer to help manage the risk of complex behaviours with boundary setting and mentoring. Service users realise that behaviours they once used were no longer acceptable without consequence. The recovery journey has become integrated and the language more consistent. Results show that this collaborative mentoring approach has produced significant and sometimes startling clinical outcomes.

This video tells the story behind the creation of this new model of care, and the journey of its founder, Sgt Paul Jennings.