How do services engage young people in treatment for first episode psychosis?

Psychosis is a medical condition that is most commonly characterised by visual hallucinations and voices, and/or by the presence of grandiose, persecutory or self-blaming delusions. A psychotic episode can be a terrifying and often traumatic experience for young people. This is especially true for those that have previously had limited exposure to or awareness of… Read more »

Generation Z: “We are Young, Not Stupid”

Last year Giacomo Mazzariol, a 20-year-old Italian writer, was presenting his book in schools all over Italy, when he had the idea to develop a blog that could give “generation Z” (people born between 1995 and 2010) a space to have their voices heard. Indeed, although the school teachers he met described their students as… Read more »

Refocus on Recovery, 18th-20th September 2017

Conference Organizer: Mental Health Foundation Monday 18th-Wednesday 20th September 2017 Nottingham Conference Centre Abstract: Refocus on Recovery 2017 is the largest regular scientific conference on recovery in the world, and is all about recovery for people with mental health problems, and presenting world-leading research about how people can live well with illness.  Four themes have… Read more »

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Service User Experience in Mental Health, 12th May 2017

Conference Organizer: HC-UK Friday 12th May 2017 De Vere West One, London Abstract: Through national updates, lived experience and practical case studies the conference will provide a step by step guide to measuring, monitoring and improving service user experience in mental health services. Expert sessions will focus on monitoring adherence to the NICE Quality Standard on… Read more »

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First International Congress of Bioethics: Vulnerability, Justice and Global Health, March 30th-31st 2017

Conference Organizer: Global Bioethics Thursday 30th-Friday 31st March 2017 Aula Magna de la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas, Sociales y de la Comunicación Sección Ciencias de la Información Camino La Hornera 37, 38205 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain Abstract: An international meeting of experts in Bioethics field, from diferent disciplines as Philosophy,… Read more »

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MQ launches fifth annual Fellows funding call – Deadline for applications April 25th 17.00 BST

Today we’ve launched our fifth annual Fellows call for researchers exploring new and better ways to understand, treat and prevent mental illness. Our Fellows Award funds the best and brightest early-career scientists and clinicians pursuing a career in mental health research. It supports researchers from all corners of the globe and across all scientific disciplines relevant to… Read more »