Today our review (#BCTContrast) of interventions to reduce restrictive practices in children’s institutions has been published in the National Institute for Health and Social Care Health and Social Care Delivery Research library. Our group looked for interventions that help children’s institutions to cut back their use of practices known as ‘restrictive’. Restrictive practices include restraining … Continue reading Reducing restrictive practices in children’s institutions, an evidence review.
Study update May 2022. We are now in the final stages of data collection. The six mental health wards involved in our study have been fantastically supportive, enabling us to observe ward life and interview service users and staff while the WardSonar intervention is being implemented. We will be able to look at the real-time … Continue reading #WardSonar: a real-time measure of safety for mental health wards.
In February 2020, I, along with 14 other people, arrived in Leeds to join the kick-off meeting for the MH-CREST project. It’s not first time I’ve taken part in a study advisory group, or indeed contributed to research on mental health crisis care, but as the project draws to a close, I’m keen to reflect … Continue reading Co-creating knowledge on mental health crisis services
By Susan Guthrie, PGR at School of Healthcare, University of Leeds & Cardinal Clinical Academic Research Fellow Advanced Practitioner Speech and Language Therapist at Leeds and York Partnership Trust Phd supervisors: Prof John Baker & Dr Jane Cahill (University of Leeds) / Prof Bronwyn Hemsley (University of Technology, Sydney) Introduction Mealtime experiences vary for everyone. … Continue reading Research about the experience of meal times on acute mental health wards.
After many years of wanting to work within the Mental Health field, in September 2018, I finally enrolled at the University of Leeds, to study Mental Health Nursing. As I have been coming up to the end of my first year, I have been feeling more passionate than ever about wanting to raise as much … Continue reading “You don’t need to fight any battle alone – someone is ALWAYS there to support you while you’re fighting whatever battle you’re up against!” #Strongertogether