Thursday, 4 May 2017

Mental Health Workshop

Kirsty Fishburn writes:  on Monday 24th April 2017, we had an inaugural Mental health Research Workshop, Chaired by Dr Kim Dent-Brown. The intention of the workshop was to bring like minded professionals together who wanted to meet, network and share research ideas. The key note speech was by our own Dean Prof Julie Jomeen, who set the scene with where current mental health research is and how we can have an impact on this. We had a guest speaker Dr Puvan Tharmanathan, RDS Adviser -Yorkshire and the Humber who talked to us about The NIHR Research Design Service – how it can help you.

We had delegates from across our Faculty of Health Sciences, the wider university academic’s and PhD students. We also had a great representation from our partners within the research community, from organisations such as the Humber Trust.
We all spoke about what had got us in the room and our journey to the present mental health research wants and needs... one of the main reasons for the workshop was to attempt to get tangible publish produced research out there from some of us in this workshop. We set up in groups to discuss our area of research and what we would like to put further efforts into for publication, or grant find.
Some of these topics that we wanted to further explore were:
  • Early interventions
  • Child and Adolescents Mental health Services
  • Bridging the gap between adolescents and adult services.
  • Substance misuse and dual diagnosis
  • Personality Disorder
  • Service Provisions
  • Perinatal services evolvement

These were just to name a few....   

The workshop closed with plans to have follow up meetings to keep the momentum of energy the workshop had inspired going, to promote networking and an exchange of contact details. Then as inaugural delegates to speak to our peers for the next meeting, to keep this growing and gaining the recognition it needs and deserves.

If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Dr Kim Dent-Brown who is undertaking a ‘secretary’ type role for the group.

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