The Royal College of Psychiatrists are collecting stories from people with lived experience of long term mental health conditions. These stories will support the work of the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Faculty of Rehabilitation & Social Psychiatry. The Faculty is made up of psychiatrists, service users and carer representatives with experience of psychiatric rehabilitation services. The Royal College of Psychiatrist want to understand and represent such experiences.
You can download the Lived experienced submission form in the link below.
Some of the stories collected will be placed on the Royal College of Psychiatrist Faculty website. They may also use them in future reports and campaigns.
The Royal College of Psychiatrist appreciate that sharing your story with others can be difficult; you may need support from carers or the individual who has invited you to participate.
Taking part in their project is entirely voluntary, and stories will be anonymised.
Patients and carers with lived experience are leading on this project.
Any queries about the project please email email@example.com.
Welcome to the April update of the Lewisham BAME Mental Health Carers forum. This is one of the four forums that I chair in South London. Out of the four forums, this group focuses on BAME carer developments in Health and social care. The group has been going since 3 years or so. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, I am running all forums via my own ZOOM account.
The invited speakers for April was Shilpa Ross who is a senior researcher at the Kings Fund policy team that works on a range of health and social care research programmes. Shilpa was invited to the forum to speak about her latest research that not enough progress has been made to address discrimination against black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff in the NHS.
Its been a while since I have made another video. This one is back on the psychiatry field. In this video I have introduced a list of notable figures who have made an impact on sub fields of psychiatry.
I have made a video which can be viewed below showing the top 70 contributors to different fields within psychiatry. It was not possible for me to include anymore due to time and length of the video.
The video includes names such as :-
Carl Gustav Jung
…and many more.
Hope you enjoy!!
Welcome back. I have always mentioned to fellow unpaid carers who care for someone using mental health services to have an interest in psychology. In order to help develop an interest I have spent some months producing the video below.
This video lists and describes over 100 different forms of psychotherapies. Most mental health carers actually may have come into contact with at least 3 or 4 types of therapy. One being CBT, the other could be family counselling sessions and the most common would be group therapy, especially if attending a carer’s group. It is important carers have access to a therapeutic setting and are not treated as information retainers.
Carers often have to go through difficult and trumatic incidents and giving a carer a leaflet and telling them to get on with it is a lazy way of doing psychotherapy. Anyway, I am getting off my soap box and hope the video helps raise some interest of the vast world of psychology.
The video covers many therapies from Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Drama therapy and Art therapy all the way to CBT and DBT. I would have continued on with the video and done a list of 200 psychotheraphies, but this has taken a lot of time and I felt I should just get on and release the video already.
Hope you enjoy!!
Welcome to another blog post from Matthew Mckenzie a carer over in South London. On this blog I want to talk about activism. When you think of mental health problems or those who might be vulnerable due to capacity issues then human rights is not far behind. The way how society treats those suffering mental health issues can speak volumes. Mental health affects us all, that being caregivers or carers, mental health survivors and society at large.
Hello all and welcome to another blog post by Mental health carer Matthew Mckenzie. I have decided this time to make another video on the timeline of psychiatry since this blog site sometimes examines the field of psychiatry and so on.
The video brings up major events in the field of psychiatry and some events in psychology, most if not all events did change the field of psychiatry, but unfortunately I could not include everything and I am sorry if I missed out a particular event.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video.
Welcome to another blog post from Matthew Mckenzie a carer from South London. I thought to do another lecture review from the course “Perspectives On Abnormal Psychology”. The course is taught by Drew Westen who is currently the professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry.
Professor Drew Westen
Professor Drew received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, then went on to the University of Sussex (England), and also received a Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.
I want to go through lecture 1 from this course which looks into How Perspectives Influence Us
Dr Drew Opens the lecture talking about Phrenology and how researchers “if you can call them that” were trying to find out the relationships between skull size, personalities and brain structures.
Welcome to another review post on lectures. This one is from the course on The Origins of the mind and I ll be trying to review lecture 18 called “Emotion Regulation And Mood Disorders”
The Course “Origins of the Human Mind” is taught by Dr. Stephen P. Hinshaw. Dr Stephen is the Professor of Psychology and Vice-Chair for Psychology for UC Berkeley. The course has 24 lectures all rich with information about the human mind, psychology and psychiatry.
Dr Stephen Hinshaw
Its time for another blog post summary off an audio lecture. This latest audio lecture is from Professor Jason M. Satterfield who is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and also Director of Social and Behavioural Sciences. He works at the
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Professor Jason M. Satterfield
The audio lecture comes from a course called “Mind-Body Medicine The New Science of Optimal Health”. This course heavily links the biology to psychology, although it still centres quite a lot on psychology field. The particular lecture of
interest is lecture 10 – Agony and ecstasy. Unfortunately, this lecture can be very challenging, but as usual the best thing about audio lectures is that the listener can always play the lecture again and again.
Welcome to another blog post. You know? I like attending well-being days and health events, especially events to do with mental health. Well I was in luck, on Thursday the 23rd of October, I just managed to attend the London Metropolitan university “London Met Connect”, which was presented by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.
The aim of the event was to get people thinking about mental health. The event gave attendees the opportunity to explore mental health and recovery from a number of perspectives, these including service user participation and local, nation and global initiatives.