The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 8 Issue 3

Issues for workforce development


Table of contents - Special Issue: Recovery, service user leadership and peer support

Supporting recovery in a third sector alternative to psychiatric hospital admission: evaluation of routinely collected outcome data

John Larsen, Christopher Griffiths

– To evaluate the impact of crisis house admission in terms of mental health recovery and achievement of personal goals for people using the service.

Eight steps toward recovery-oriented psychiatry education

Hans Oh, Douglas Noordsy, Glenn Roberts

– To galvanize practical discussion about how to modify psychiatry residency programs to instill the recovery paradigm into students who will become psychiatrists.

Service user leadership: training and development for service users to take the lead

Angela Newton, Anne Beales, Daniela A. Collins, Thurstine Basset

This paper outlines the concept of service user leadership and both describes and reflects on an accredited training programme that enables mental health service users to take a…

Third sector facilitation of lived experience in research: a case study of service user and carer involvement in the PRIMROSE project

Benjamin Gray, John Larsen, Alison Faulkner

The physical health needs of people with mental health problems are currently under addressed and often ignored, both in training and in practice. The PRIMROSE trial intervention…

Peer support in mental health: where are we today?

Simon Lawton-Smith

This paper aims to provide a summary of where peer support currently sits in the UK mental health services policy and practice. It presents an overview of models of peer support;…


Round two in peer support – personal reflections

Emma Watson

In April 2011, Nottinghamshire NHS trust created ten substantive peer support worker (PSW) posts following from a pilot project the previous year. Having learnt some valuable…

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