ISPS UK Webinar
Burnout in Mental Health Services: Abdullah Mia and Matthew Broome, in conversation
Thursday 20 January 2022, 7pm- 8pm GMT
The pandemic has created the conditions for burnout, exhaustion and moral injury to thrive in mental health services. Against an existing backdrop of cuts, Covid-19 has put intense pressure on health services, including through the reallocation of resources. Over the past two years, secondary and specialist mental health services have often found themselves sidelined and under-resourced. People who experience psychosis have not always been able to access support, and some have found themselves actively neglected. Mental health practitioners have been both overstretched, and acutely aware of the limits of the support they are able to provide.
This conversation will explore the burnout experienced by many mental health practitioners through the lens of moral injury, where people have engaged in, failed to prevent, or witnessed acts that conflict with their values or beliefs. How has the pandemic affected practitioners and teams in secondary and specialist mental health services? How have the conversations generated by Black Lives Matter impacted on racialised people in the sector?
A one hour webinar can’t provide a fix or clear answers, but naming things might offer a way forward. At a time where so many of us are exhausted and isolated, this is a small space for solidarity and dialogue around the complexities of moral injury and burnout in mental health services.
Dr Abdullah Mia is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within an NHS male medium-secure unit in Birmingham. He has additional training in group analysis and organisational dynamics, along with different therapeutic approaches. In addition to his professional training, he is engaged in community psychology work to develop his local community to develop groups to build connection and support inclusive and across a number of diverse characteristics.
Abdullah is interested in how to support oppressed voices to be heard in places to create change and shine a light on alternative narratives. This involves the valuing and building of networks of resistance against conscious and unconscious anxious enactments, which can lead to abuses of power and authority. In particular, he focuses on how institutional and systemic racism impacts upon the mental health of employees and people who use services.
Professor Matthew Broome is an academic psychiatrist and Director of the Institute for Mental Health at the University. He is a leader in the field of early psychosis and in the philosophy and ethics of mental health.
Their conversation will be introduced by Akiko Hart, ISPS UK Chair, and CEO of the National Survivor User Network.
ISPS UK AGM (20.00-20.30)
Following the end of the webinar at 20.00, attendees are invited to join the ISPS UK Annual General Meeting (open to both members and non-members).
Places are £5, or free for ISPS UK members or people on a low wage. You can join ISPS UK here.
To secure your place at the webinar, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/burnout-in-mental-health-services-tickets-239924750387
The ISPS Residential Conference takes place every two years and is a great opportunity to catch up with the latest thinking in research and practice that supports psychological approaches to working with people experiencing psychosis.
Speakers include: Arnhild Lauveng, Marius Romme, Rachel Waddingham, Lucy Johnstone, John Read, Philip Thomas & Jaakko Siekkula
In particular there will be a focus on:
- New and emerging approaches: open dialogue, mindfulness, recovery colleges, peer support, voice dialogue etc.);
- The tensions and controversies surrounding new ideas and established practice;
- The changing role of the voluntary sector;
- The challenges of implementing emerging research based psycho-social practice.
|ISPS UK Member||£259||£313||£154||For current members of ISPS UK|
|ISPS UK Non-Member||£319||£373||£184|
|Subsidised: Members||£109||£163||£55||ISPS UK members who are service users, carers or on low wages (under £12K pa)|
|Subsidised: Non-members||£119||£173||£65||As above, but for non-members|
Book Your Place
We are taking bookings through Leicester University’s Shop@Le facility. Please view our Shop@Le site and choose the options that best suit your needs.
To enquire about reduced fee and bursary places and for more information please email Ali at email@example.com.
Cancellation charges (percentage of total booking fee):
16+ weeks (up to May 26th) 10%
8-15 weeks (up to July 21st) 20%
4-7 weeks (up to August 18th) 40%
1-3 weeks (up to September 8th) 60%
Less than 1 week before 80%
- Why is interest in Open Dialogue growing so fast in the UK?
- What is the experience of Open Dialogue actually like?
- Is it relevant for you – should you be getting involved?
This is a day for anyone wanting answers to these questions, and suitable for professionals of all disciplines, those who commission services, people with personal experience of psychosis or family members, and anyone trying to support people experiencing psychosis.
Anna Arabyskj, Corrine Hendy, Mark Hopfenbeck, Marc Hudson, Yasmin Ishaq, Val Jackson, Catherine Kinane, Peter Kinderman & Russell Razzaque
As well as covering the principles of Open Dialogue, recent UK developments, and the planned UK wide research programme, speakers will talk about their personal experience of: dialogical practice as client, family member and practitioner; participating in Open Dialogue in Norway; participating in UK training in Open Dialogue, with perspectives from a peer support worker and a psychiatrist; obtaining funding for Open Dialogue developments in the current climate of austerity.
There will be opportunity for first hand experience of dialogical practice.
Please note: participant numbers will be limited to make this a worthwhile experience.
Download: OD draft programme 25 03 15
Discounted rates are available to ISPS UK members and groups of 4 or more from the same clinical team.
Subsidised rates are available to low waged (under 12k pa) ISPS UK members with personal experience of psychosis (self or family member).
A small number of free bursary places are also available for those eligible for subsidised rates. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
* No refunds for cancellations made after April 14th 2015 *
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Navigating the tensions and opportunities for collaboration between lived and professional experience of psychosis.
10.00 – 4.30pm, Saturday 11 July 2015
@ Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre,
17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
A mix of people with lived experience of psychosis, ‘carers’ and professionals who will speak from their own experience of these issues to stimulate frank, respectful and open discussion.
Most of us would agree that we need to work together to create real and sustainable changes in those services that seek to support those with lived experience of psychosis and their loved ones. However, these collaborations can be hampered by underlying tensions that often go unspoken and unexplored.
This event provides a safe and inclusive space where we can respectfully hear from many different voices. Rather than filling the air with information, we want to create an opportunity for meaningful discussion stimulated by the input of people with varying types of experience. We want to openly explore a) what gets in the way of walking alongside one another and b) how can we address this?
Issues explored will include: language; power; risk; participation; culture; beliefs; rights; respect.
ISPS UK Members: Free (but we encourage people to consider making a donation to help us cover costs)
ISPS UK Non-Members (unwaged): £10
ISPS UK Non-Members (waged): £30
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Exploring our role supporting people with psychosis.
10.00 – 4.30pm, Thursday 24 September 2015
@ Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre,
17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
Contributors: Catherine Gamble, Carolyn Green, Lou Hamilton & Mark Earl
- ‘The culture of nursing, compassionate care systems and psychosis’
- Capitalising on the contribution of mental health nurses in psychosocial intervention implementation’
There are increasing calls for a paradigm shift in the way we deliver care for those who experience psychosis – moving from medical model understandings and treatment to a formulation based approach that draws on the individual’s lived experience. Such a shift is a challenge, requiring a willingness to respect, attend to, explore and respond empathetically to the narrative of the carer and service user.
This conference will provide an opportunity to explore these challenges and identify the implications for mental health nursing practice in collaboration with our multi-disciplinary teams, service users and carers.
Combining keynote presentations with opportunities for group discussion, we hope to highlight the ‘lived experience’ of mental health nursing, with an emphasis on capturing the current reality for nurses in practice and exploring our evolving role and opportunities for future directions.
ISPS UK Members: £100
ISPS UK Non-Members: £125
Low-waged members*: £35
Low-waged non-members*: £50
Student Nurses: £25
* NHS Band 5 or below
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When it comes to children, young people and psychosis, there is an urgent need to come together to reflect on new and innovative approaches, both alongside and beyond specialist mental health services.
This conference will focus on more creative and therapeutic practices, beyond NICE guidelines, a more systems perspective, with families, social networks, education and the community, and a wider approach. We will also be asking what trauma-informed services for children and young people would look like, and how we might create them together.
The event will provide an opportunity to bring together and create dialogue between a number of people: therapeutic practitioners, parents, young people, researchers, and professionals from education, care, social services and the voluntary sector.
Sophie Allan Sophie is a trainee clinical psychologist at the University of East Anglia. She is also an expert by experience. Sophie has published papers in the field of Early Intervention in Psychosis, including an account of her own psychotic episode and a book chapter on experiences which are sometimes described as delusions.
Anne Cooke Principal Lecturer in the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology and (jointly with Louise Goodbody) Clinical Director of its Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology.
Sheena Dean Sheena Dean is a visual artist, healer, Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP) and founder of new grassroots user led organisation Pioneer LXP (www.pioneerlxp.co.uk)
Lucy Fernandes Lucy leads on Voice Collective, a project at Mind in Camden that supports young people who hear voices, and their families.
Jenny Kowalczuk Jenny works in health policy as an independent qualitative researcher. A self-employed single mum, her daughter was diagnosed with an eating disorder when she was 14 and three years later was admitted to hospital under section following a psychotic episode. Since then her daughter has been admitted into acute care three more times, has spent more time in hospital than out and is currently an inpatient. Jenny brings a unique perspective as both a mother and a health researcher.
Charlie Mackenzie-Nash Charlie is an autistic young person, a CAMHS Service User Representative for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and a Care Experienced Youth Commissioner for LGBT Scotland. Their interests include children and young people’s rights, homelessness and mental health.
Sarah Parry Sarah is a clinical psychologist working with trauma-informed children’s services and a Practice Fellow in Clinical Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University.
John Richardson John is a filmmaker who specialises in creating films around the subject of mental health and hosts a podcast called ‘coffee and psychosis’.
Rai Waddingham Rai is a freelance international trainer and consultant specialising in innovative ways of supporting people who struggle with extreme states