News

Agenda: Anti-ligature workshop at BRE Watford (18th July)

                    We’ve been working on the agenda for the first workshop and want to keep you up to date and help you prepare for the day. We’ll be having welcome drinks at 10am, starting the session at 10:30am. 10am         Welcome (tea & coffee) 10:30am    […]

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Product Standards for Mental Healthcare – Dates for your diary

  Testing for products used in mental healthcare environments is currently inconsistent and often repeated on every single project – adding cost and often delaying the process. And when products go wrong in live mental health environments, the consequences can be extreme, risking service user and staff safety.  That’s not acceptable as far as we’re […]

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Mental Fight Club at London’s Dragon Cafe

Co-production is a way of health and social services being designed, managed and delivered by service users and professionals working together in partnership. A new textbook for nurses in training ‘Essentials of Mental Health Nursing’ has itself been co produced by involving student nurses and service users among its contributors. The chapter ‘Organisations and Settings […]

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The Sound Issue

Research and Education The Research and Education Workstream of the Design in Mental Health Network have released a brand new research document. We are committed to the development of an evidence based resource, to inform decision making and improve experiences within mental health services. Design with sound in mind This publication is the second in the […]

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Safehinge Primera visit

As mentioned previously, we want to get out and about and meet our members, learn about your business and innovations and find out what you want from the network and how we can help.  To do this, the board have commenced a series of CPD visits coinciding with our board meetings. Jenny Gill, Chairman of […]

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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

As you will probably be aware, on 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law.  This means that the Design in Mental Health Network will be asking for specific permission from you regarding how we should contact you. As an organisation, we do not hold large amounts of personally identifiable data as […]

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Altro Visit

We want to get out and about and meet our members, learn about your business and innovations and find out what you want from the network and how we can help.  To do this, the board have commenced a series of CPD visits coinciding with our board meetings. Our first visit was to Altro Ltd […]

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Why design is integral to mental health services

On behalf of the Design in Mental Health Network, Alex Caruso explains how designing facilities appropriately can improve safety and patient outcomes, as well as benefit the mental health of patients.

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Dementia Care

ACA was commissioned to produce an interior design scheme for a new-build Extra Care development by Abbeyfield. Using research-backed, interior design principles, the development was based around creating a familiar and homely environment.

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