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IIMHN Announces Workshops for 2018-2019

The IIMHN is pleased to announce its programme for practice development for 2018/2019 in association with the Office of Nursing and Midwifery Services Director.  This year we plan to offer a wide range of workshops on working with voices, paranoia, the Maastricht Interview and voice dialogue.  The workshops will be facilitated by Peter Bullimore, Elisabeth Svanholmer & Rufus May, who are leaders in these areas.

The workshops will be held nationwide with the support of the Schools of Nursing in DCU, UCD, UCC, Limerick, Castlebar and NUIG.  These workshops will encompass novice, intermediate and advanced level techniques in facilitation of the processes involved.  To book a place on one of these workshops please email or phone the designated contact person for the workshop in the list below.

Hearing Voices

This year the workshops will be delivered by Peter Bullimore in voices awareness training, hearing voices group facilitation and advanced facilitation techniques, the IIMHN will continue the voice dialogue workshops with Elisabeth Svanholmer & Rufus May.

Paranoia Workshops

To supplement the hearing voices workshops this year the IIMHN are again running a series of workshops on working with paranoia, delivered by Peter Bullimore founder of the Paranoia Network UK.

Maastricht Interview

Peter Bullimore will deliver workshops on the use of the Maastricht Interview.

Please contact the relevant coordinator for an application form.

Schedule for IIMHN workshops for 2018-2019

WorkshopFacilitatorLocationContact personemail
2-DAY HEARING VOICES FACILITATIONPETER BULLIMOREDCU: 6th & 7th Dec 2018Mary FarrellyBOOKED OUT
UCC: 9th & 10th January 2019Harry GijbelsH.Gijbels@ucc.ie
UCD: 12th & 13th FebAnn Sheridanann.sheridan@ucd.ie
NUIG: 29th & 30th January 2019Siobhan Smithsiobhan.smyth@nuigalway.ie
Limerick: 31st Jan & 1st Feb 2019Teresa TouhyTTUOHY@tcd.ie
Castlebar: 16th & 17th Jan 2019Sylvia CampbellSylvia.Campbell@hse.ie
ONE DAY FOLLOW UPPETER BULLIMOREDCU: 2nd April 2019Mary Farrellymary.farrelly@dcu.ie
UCD: 12th April 2019Ann Sheridanann.sheridan@ucd.ie
Northwest: 7th May 2019Sylvia CampbellSylvia.Campbell@hse.ie
Limerick: 27th May 2019Teresa TouhyTTUOHY@tcd.ie
UCC: 29th May 2019Harry GijbelsH.Gijbels@ucc.ie
NUIG: 31 May 2019Siobhan Smithsiobhan.smyth@nuigalway.ie
2-DAY MAASTRICHT INTERVIEWPETER BULLIMORENUIG: 12th & 13th March 2019Siobhan Smithsiobhan.smyth@nuigalway.ie
Limerick: 26th & 27th March 2019Teresa TouhyTTUOHY@tcd.ie
Castlebar: 8th & 9th May 2019Sylvia CampbellSylvia.Campbell@hse.ie
UCC: 15th & 16th May 2019Harry GijbelsH.Gijbels@ucc.ie
UCD: 21st & 22nd May 2019Ann Sheridanann.sheridan@ucd.ie
1-DAY PARANOIAPETER BULLIMORENUIG: 14th March 2019Siobhan Smithsiobhan.smyth@nuigalway.ie
Limerick: 28th March 2019Teresa TouhyTTUOHY@tcd.ie
Castlebar: 10th May 2019Sylvia CampbellSylvia.Campbell@hse.ie
UCC: 17th May 2019Harry GijbelsH.Gijbels@ucc.ie
UCD: 23rd May 2019Ann Sheridanann.sheridan@ucd.ie
2-DAY VOICE DIALOGUERUFUS MAY AND ELIZABETH SVANHOMERDCU: 1st & 2nd April 2019Mary Farrellymary.farrelly@dcu.ie
UCC: 4th & 5th April 2019Harry GijbelsH.Gijbels@ucc.ie
Limerick: 25th & 26th April 2019Teresa TouhyTTUOHY@tcd.ie
NUIG: 29th & 30th April 2019Siobhan Smithsiobhan.smyth@nuigalway.ie
Castlebar: 17th & 18th June 2019Sylvia CampbellSylvia.Campbell@hse.ie

 

STARTING & SUSTAINING HEARING VOICES & PARANOIA SUPPORT GROUPS: BOOKED OUT

Sorry this workshop is now BOOKED OUT

The IIMHN is pleased to announce a TWO-DAY SKILLS’ BASED WORKSHOP (6th and 7th December 2018) with a FOLLOW-UP DAY (1st April 2019)

Venue: School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University

Funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Unit and the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing

Facilitator: Peter Bullimore, an internationally renowned voices and paranoia trainer

Background to the Workshop:

There are now a number of Hearing Voices Groups in Ireland (www.hearingvoicesnetworkireland.ie )

To continue the development of a network of Hearing Voices Groups, a 2-day training programme for people interested in becoming group facilitators is now again available. A follow-up 1 day workshop is also provided to provide support and guidance for those who have completed the training and are facilitating a group.  Please note that you should be able to commit to both sets of workshops.

This is a free workshop, funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Unit (NMPDU) and organised by the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing (www.iimhn.ie ).

Aim of the Workshop:

A 2-day workshop for mental health staff and people with lived experience who want to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate a Hearing Voices Support Group.  On completion of the workshop, participants will be expected to start a hearing voices group or co-facilitate an existing group.  A 1-day follow-up workshop in April will provide support and guidance for those who have completed the training in their endeavours to set-up and facilitate groups.

Workshop Content:

  • Hopes & fears of starting a group
  • Why start a group?
  • Therapy or therapeutic group
  • Ground rules & starting points
  • The role of the facilitator
  • Benefits of a group
  • Understanding group members & communication skills
  • Conflict management & coping with difficult members
  • Extending the group
  • Reviewing the group
  • What are the challenges & rewards?
  • Support for facilitators

This workshop is targeted primarily at mental health nurses, whose applications will be prioritised, but applications are also open to other mental health workers and people who experience voices, visions and paranoia.

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON AND BEYOND ‘RECOVERY’: TEN YEARS ON – CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

14 AND 15 NOVEMBER 2018

At the first critical perspectives conference, in 2009, recovery principles and practices were debated and discussed with a considerable optimism about their potential to radically change mental health care. Now, with the conference in its 10th year, it is time to take another critical look at recovery and in particular the adoption of so-called strategies of inclusion (e.g. co-production, community engagement, and the employment of peer support workers) by mainstream institutions. The conference will consider whether such strategies have led to a recovery-focused mental health care where service users have choices, control and authority, or whether these strategies constitute an act of appropriation and co-option servicing primarily the interests of the mental health establishment.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers 

Lucy Costa is Deputy Executive Director of The Empowerment Council, an independent service user rights-based organization in Toronto Canada. She works as a community activist and advocate promoting the rights of mental health service users/survivors as well as encouraging critical analysis about service user inclusion in the mental health sector. She has written a number of articles and blogs, and is co-editor of a forthcoming book entitled, Madness, Violence and Power: A Radical Anthology Lynne Friedli is a freelance researcher, with a special interest in the relationship between mental health and social justice.  She has just completed research on the (mis) use of psychology in workfare with Hubbub at the Wellcome Collection. Lynne is also interested in the politics of strengths based discourse, the use of positive psychology in the ‘reification of ‘work’ and how these developments have come to dominate (or perhaps colonise) ideas about Recovery, as well as inspiring a resurgence of new forms of resistance to work.
Deirdre Lillis briefly experienced the force of the psychiatric response to her emotional distress in her early twenties. From there she took a path focusing on independent advocacy, facilitating service user/survivor involvement in the planning and delivering of mental health supports and services and supporting survivor led research. She is currently responsible for the Cork Advocacy Service available to people with disabilities and people using mental health services through the Social and Health Education Project (SHEP). Helen Spandler is a Reader in Mental Health in the School of Social Work, Care and Community at the University of Central Lancashire. She is the author of numerous books and articles on mental health practice, policy & politics, including ‘Madness, Distress and the Politics of Disablement’ (2015).  She is also Managing Editor of Asylum: the magazine for democratic psychiatry
Danny Taggart is a clinical psychologist and academic director on the clinical psychology program at the University of Essex. He is also a survivor of institutional childhood sexual abuse in the north of Ireland. Danny has published and spoken widely about his multiple perspectives on the subject of trauma and mental health in the hope of broadening debate about how mental health professionals can best respond to abuse survivors but more importantly to argue for involving survivors in policy, service and treatment development. Jijian Voronka is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor, Canada. Using interdisciplinary critical theories, her research explores the consequences of mental health service user inclusion strategies in research and service delivery systems. She is currently working on a book “Troubling Inclusion: The value of mad labour” which offers a Mad Studies account of the politics of inclusion.

Call for abstracts (oral presentations/workshops) of 45 minutes’ duration related to the conference theme and outlining its aims and intentions. Please submit (in Word- 250 words max) by 10 September 2018. Please also submit a brief bio (in Word – 150 words max). Email abstract and bio to l.sapouna@ucc.ie. Inquiries to h.gijbels@ucc.ie or l.sapouna@ucc.ie.

Registration details will be circulated in September 2018.

The Conference organisers are Harry Gijbels (retired), Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Lydia Sapouna, School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Ireland.  

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CRITICAL VOICES NETWORK IRELAND

Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing Notice of Annual General Meeting 17th October 2018

On behalf of Imelda Noone (on Term Time) Company Secretary IIMHN:

Notification is served of the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing, Annual General Meeting for Wednesday 17th October at 14.30 pm. in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. Room 0.30.

IIMHN/COMMUNE Conference 2018: Timetable

The timetable for the IIMHN/COMMUNE Project Conference in DCU on the 17th and 18th May 2018 has been released.

17th May 2018
Morning session

 

Chair: Mary Farrelly

 

09.00 – 09.00

 

Registration and Coffee

 

09.30 – 09.45 Chair’s Opening Address: Mary Farrelly
09.45 – 11.15

 

Keynote: Singing from the same songsheet? Managing differing perspectives in co-produced mental health nursing education”.  Speakers: Brenda Happel and Julia Bocking

 

11.15 – 11.45

 

Coffee

 

11.45-13.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concurrent sessions – Chairs: Louise Doyle and Imelda Noone

Session A Session B
 Service user engagement in research: consultation versus co-productionSpeaker: Agnes Higgins How is the learning different if the teacher is teaching from lived experience?

Speaker: Charlotte Wilson

Happy Feet walking Group

Speaker: Caroline Murphy, Adrienne Adams, Cathy O Mahony and  Theresa Tobin

Delineating and relinquishing the power divide through co-production. Are we truly ready, willing and able?

Speaker: Aoife Ni Bhriann

Improving Traveller mental health – the role of co-production: findings from an evaluation of a Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse in Carlow and Kilkenny.

Speaker: Brian Keogh

 

 

STRENCO – Strengthening multi-professional competencies in mental health in an international context, through co-production with academics, students, service users and professionals

Speaker: Michael Brennan, Grace Ball, Mathew Colgan, Rory Conroy, Cecelia Ezeani, Agnes Higgins, Barry Hurley, Jean Morrissey, Colman Noctor, Mark Monahan

Identifying and responding to palliative care needs among people with enduring mental illness

Speaker: Ann Sheridan, Barbara Coughlan, Sarah Walsh, Kate Frazer, Loretta Crawley, Mary Kemple and Sinead O’Toole

Co–production and management of aggression– an oxymoron or opportunity?

Speaker: Christina Larkin & Ann Sheridan

 

 

 

13.00-14.00

 

Lunch and poster viewing

 

Afternoon session Chair: Christina Larkin
14.00-15.00

 

“Experiences of co-produced education for Mental Health Nurses”.  Speakers: Siobhan Russell, Martha Griffin, Catherine Stanton, Niamh Daly and Liam MacGabhann

 

15.00-16.00

 

 

 

 

49 North Street – Creating/Facilitating Alchemy in the Mental Health Services:

Our ethos is to create a space, a melting pot whereby learning, therapy alongside diversity flourish. It’s about taking risks, building on peoples’ strengths and sharing the load/power which is now seeing a recovery community thrive.  The Claddagh Rogues are an example of this and will play live on the day!

James O Flynn, Declan McCarthy, Kevin Shanahan, Tony Cotter, Peter Kearney and Susan Mc Menamin

 

18th May 2018

 

COMMUNE Workshop

 

09.30 – 09.45

 

Introduction to the day: Chair: Liam MacGabhann

 

09.45-10.30

 

Keynote: “Doing co-production like it says on the tin”  Speakers: Dublin North, North East Recovery College

 

10.30 – 10.50

 

“COMMUNE – Embedding expertise by experience teaching into undergraduate nursing programmes”  Speakers: Iceland & Finland

 

10.50-11.20

 

“What Service Users can contribute to mental health teaching on undergraduate nursing programmes”  Speakers: Ireland UCC/DCU

 

11.20-11.50

 

Coffee

 

11.50-12.20

 

“Experts by Experience teaching on undergraduate nursing programmes” Speakers: EBE members

 

12.20-12.50

 

“Best Practice Guidelines for Co-Producing Course Content and Teaching on Undergraduate Nursing Programmes”  Speakers: Norway & Netherlands
12.50-13.20

 

“Impact of experts by experience teaching into undergraduate nursing programmes: international findings”  Speakers: Australia

 

13.20 – 13.30

 

Poster prizes close of conference

 

  Lunch

 

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Maastricht Interview/Working with Paranoia Workshop, Cork; 2nd and 3rd May 2018

The IIMHN is please to announce two workshops to be delivered by Peter Bullimore due to take place in May 2018 in Cork (UCC):

  • 2-day Maastricht Interview: Making Sense of Voices workshop on 2nd and 3rd May 2018
  • 1-day Working with Paranoia workshop on 4th May 2018

Applications are now invited. Please contact Harry Gijbels re attendance.

Download the application form for the Maastricht Interview workshop flyer and application 2 and 3 May 2018 UCC.

Download the application form for Working through Paranoia & Making Sense of Unusual Beliefs – flyer and application form for Cork 4-5-18.

These are free workshops.

Please note these workshops are targeted primarily at mental health nurses, whose applications will be prioritised. However, applications are also open to other mental health workers and people who experience voices, visions and paranoia, pending availability of places.

IIMHN Conference 2018 in conjunction with The COMMUNE (Co-produced Mental Health Nurse Education) Project

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The Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing is please to invite abstracts for its 2018 conference which will be held jointly with the COMMUNE (Co-produced Mental Health Nurse Education) project.  Conference booking is now open.

Link to the Registration page

The theme of the conference is: ‘Informing mental health nursing practice, education, and research through co production’.

There has been growing interest in co-production in the past decade, particularly in the context of promoting partnerships between governments, services, service users and communities in the commissioning and development of health and community services. A co-production approach sees service users /consumers  involved in, or leading, defining the problem, designing and delivering the solution, and evaluating the outcome, either with professionals or independently (Roper, Grey & Cadogan 2018).

Attendance at the conference is free.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Prof Brenda Happell

Julia Bocking

Abstracts are invited from all groups on areas related to the conference theme.  The closing date for abstract submission is 20th April 2018.  You can download the abstract submission form here.

The conference is supported by Nursing & Midwifery Planning & Development, Quality & Clinical Care Directorate, Health Service Executive, Dublin North.

The conference will take place May 17th and 18th, 2018, in the:

School of Nursing and Human Sciences

Dublin City University

Collins Avenue Extension

Dublin 9

D09 W6Y4

Ireland

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Workshop Update: NUIG – Working with young people in distress workshops

The dates for Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing/School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUIG  workshops on supporting young people in distress have been rescheduled.
Facilitated by Rai Waddingham, the workshops will now proceed on:
• 22 November 2017: Working with Young People who Self-Harm
• 11 January 2018: Supporting Young People who have Distressing Beliefs & Paranoia
• 12 January 2018: Talking with Young People about the Voices they Hear
To book a place for the revised schedule please contact Siobhan Smyth at siobhan.smyth@nuigalway.ie

Nominations sought for the International Care Ethics Observatory (ICE) Human Rights and Nursing Awards 2018

Nominations are being sought for the International Care Ethics Observatory (ICE) Human Rights and Nursing Awards 2018.  Dr Harry Gijbels, executive member of the IIMHN is a past recipient of the international award.  The Human Rights and Nursing Award is presented to any nurse in recognition of an outstanding commitment to human rights and exemplifying the essence of nursing’s philosophy of humanity to further their work.  The Directors and Local Management Team review all nominations for the Human Rights Award annually.

Criteria for the Human Rights and Nursing Award

  1. The contributions and accomplishments of the nominee must be of international significance to human rights.
  2. The contributions of the nominee have influenced health care and/or nursing practice.

Nominations

Nominations can be made by anyone and at any time, with or without the knowledge of the nominee.  Two Awards are given each year.  Nominations will be reviewed in January in each calendar year for Awards to be given at the ICNE Conference in that year.  Nominations forms are available from the International Care Ethics Observatory (ICE) in the University of Surrey:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/international-care-ethics-observatory/human-rights-and-nursing-awards

The nominee will be contacted by a member of ICNE in due course. The nominee will be expected to travel to the conference organised by ICNE and held yearly in different locations. The travel and accommodation costs are covered by the Award. The nominees will also receive a personal monetary award, the amount of which may vary.

“Mental Health is in the world, not in the person”: OPEN PUBLIC LECTURE WITH PROFESSOR RICHARD BENTALL – 20th November 2017 – Additional places available

Update ***Additional places now available***

The School of Nursing and Midwifery will be hosting an Open Public Lecture with Professor Richard Bentall, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield  on “MENTAL HEALTH IS IN THE WORLD, NOT A DEFECT OF THE PERSON”. 

Professor Richard Bentall is a psychologist and researcher. He is the author of “Madness explained: Psychosis and human nature”. He has studied the cognitive and emotional mechanisms involved in psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, paranoid delusions and manic states. Most recently, his research has focused on why social risk factors provoke the cognitive and emotional changes that lead to these symptoms.
Date: Monday, November 20th, 2017
Time: 5.15 pm – 6.15pm,

Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

Places can be reserved through Eventbrite, click on the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mental-health-in-the-world-and-the-environment-as-distinct-from-in-the-person-tickets-38416410518

http://www.nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie/