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Mental Health – we need talk and action

The Duke of Cambridge talking to pop star Lady Gaga about PTSD and Prince Harry’s open admission that he struggled with grief after the death of his mother have rightly made the news. High-profile campaigns like Heads Together have an important role to play in raising awareness and reducing the stigma related to mental ill […]

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Salisbury District Hospital

  Setting the standard for dementia-friendly wards Altro have developed product ranges and colours specifically designed for use with people who have dementia. This has come about through close co-operation with the University of Stirling’s renowned Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), to gain a greater understanding of how the physical environment impacts on those with […]

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Warrington Hospital

  Altro flooring brings massive benefits to pioneering dementia ward at Warrington hospital After Altro safety flooring was installed in a pioneering new dementia ward at Warrington Hospital, statistics have revealed that the products are helping to vastly improve life for patients and staff. This is effectively setting the standard for flooring in clinical environments […]

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Lynfield Mount Hospital

  Altro Whiterock Satins cutting edge solution for therapy centre Daisy Hill House, Lynfield Mount Hospital in Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT) provides a specialised intensive therapeutic programme and package of care within a therapeutic community model to patients with severe and complex mental health issues. The facility is separated into the Daisy […]

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DiMHN Conference Programme Confirmed

We’re delighted to confirm the full programme for our annual conference, which will be held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on 16-17 May. There will be something for every interest group, with outstanding keynote speakers and a number of breakout sessions hosted by experts from diverse fields. The annual conference is an invaluable […]

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Do something good today

Humans are a social species. Yes, there are a few of us who prefer the solitary existence, and for centuries, people have chosen this route to explore their spirituality. But to make progress in more practical matters, collaboration and teamwork can be much more effective. If you’ve ever watched the BBC’s DIY SOS, you’ll know […]

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Bold ambitions supported by new Design in Mental Health Network website

The Design In Mental Health Network (DIMHN) has launched an all new website aimed at communicating its bold ambitions to a wider audience. The network, established several years ago by concerned mental-health practitioners, is an inclusive organisation. It uses the skills of academics, clinicians, engineers, architects, estates managers, trusts, service users and business to promote […]

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Kevin Gorman retires from the DiMHN Board

Kevin Gorman of Britplas was one of the founder members of the network.  He has worked extensively for over a decade to forward and advance the work of the network, however this year he decided that whilst he will continue to champion and work with the network the time had come to retire from the […]

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Sheffield PICU – a breath of fresh air for an old site

Refurbishment projects are always challenging. Dealing with a mixture of old infrastructure and an imperfect site can provide architects with something of a headache. However, the winners of our Refurbishment Project of the Year for 2016, P+HS Architects delivered an outstanding result and one with enough flexibility to cope with future changes of use. Sheffield […]

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Dudhope House: Using product design and functionality to cut recovery time

NHS Tayside’s new 12-bed CAMHS unit was fitted with Safehinge concealed door closers throughout, using a range of closing options to accommodate the needs of different users.  The result – a safe environment, real practicality and consistent, homely styling. The unit staff and designers created a modern, recovery-focused environment which emulated the home environment.  For […]

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