EQUIPment testing: evaluating a co-delivered care planning training programme


Sarah Carr treats us to a bumper blog of EQUIP studies. Think: care planning, coproduction, service user involvement and training. She doesn’t blog for us very often these days, but when she does it’s a corker!

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Do we need a Truth and Reconciliation process in psychiatry?


Sarah Carr and Danny Taggart explore the case for truth and reconciliation in psychiatry and mental health services. It’s a really thought-provoking blog that all mental health service users, survivors, refusers and professionals should read.

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The Two Pots? Experiences of peer workers within mental health services


Sarah Carr examines a literature review on peer workers’ perceptions and experiences to the implementation of peer worker roles in mental health services, and finds some familiar themes.

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Risk, relationships and moral work


Diana Rose publishes her debut Mental Elf blog on a new qualitative study, which explores how contrasting and competing priorities work in mental health risk assessment and care planning.

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Should mental health service user-led organisations adapt to management culture to bring about meaningful change?


Lucy Simons considers the findings of an ethnographic study led by Diana Rose that observed in-depth how service user-led organisations work to change mental health services.

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What do you want from your psychiatric medication?


John Baker presents a systematic review of preferences for medication-associated outcomes in mental disorders, which concludes that we just don’t know what value mental health service users place on the different outcomes that come from taking psychiatric medication.

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Service user involvement in mental health care planning


Alison Faulkner writes her debut Mental Elf blog about a new qualitative study, which explores how meaningful service user involvement can be integrated into the mental health care planning process.

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Reflections on Reimagining Social Care


Sarah Carr takes a look at a new report from Research in Practice for Adults which uses evidence to reimagine social care.

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