Category Archive: Latest News

AGM 2018

AGM 2018 Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Design in Mental Health Limited will be held on Wednesday, the 10th day of October 2018.  The meeting will convene at 12 pm at Manchester Central, Manchester. Under section 324 of the Companies Act 2006 and article 19 of the Articles of […]

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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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Design in Mental Health Network seeks new board members

With three current directors retiring, by rotation, from the Design in Mental Health Network (DiMHN) board, the organisation is seeking replacements from among its current membership. The move will afford successful candidates the opportunity to contribute their expertise to improving mental health provision and patient outcomes. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the DiMHN website […]

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Attitudes to mental health are changing but the budget lags behind

We took the opportunity to ask delegates to May’s DiMHN Conference some questions.  Our survey set out to explore whether changed attitudes to mental health were contributing to an improved mental health environment, but we’ll admit that to fully investigate the subject, we’d need much more than a quick survey of opinions. That said, we […]

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DIMH Conference 2017 winners

Winners – Art in Site (The Wellbeing Ward) Winners – Project of the Year (Ancora House Project Team) Winner – Service User Engagement (Ancora House Project Team) Winner – Product Innovation of the Year (Symphony en-suite Door, Safehinge) Winner – Colaborative Estates & Facilities Team (Mitford – Adult Autism Inpatient unit, Northumberland, Tyne & wear […]

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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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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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