A new digital debating tool for collaborators: Kialo

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By Fiona Cameron   @cameron_fiona Digital Communications Manager, My Care Academy. If you’re a student, researcher or educator you may be interested in a new digital tool that hit the web recently called Kialo. What is it? A simple yet powerful tool for critical thinking, serious discussion, and decision-making. How does it work? Kialo looks like it… Read More

Co-production at The Recovery College, C&I

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By Iris Dearne, Recovery College Manager, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I). Co-production is at the heart of our Recovery College.  Everything we do at the College is co-created with our students and our local community partners.  Our students come from diverse backgrounds – including  service users, carers, family members, supporters, professionals and the… Read More

Why should Academics & Healthcare professionals blog?

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By Jennifer Springham   @jlspringham2 Joint Appointment lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development lead, My Care Academy. There is a drive towards blogging from experience and sharing professional perspectives online.  Why is this important for academics, students or healthcare professionals? I know I wondered the same question up until last year.  Since I started my… Read More

Q&A: Lived experience voices series

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By ‘Tessa’. An Expert by Experience member within My Care Academy – Guest blogger. At My Care Academy we have created an expert reference group of people with lived experience of mental health services and signed up to the NSUN 4Pi standards on co-production . Within our partnership we are keen to elevate and amplify the voices… Read More

Learning at Work Week at BEH with My Care Academy

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By Helen Kehoe  @Helsbels88 Joint Appointment lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development lead, My Care Academy. For the last 19 years The Campaign for Learning  has helped to organise the Learning at Work Week  annual event. This year’s Learning at Work Week takes place from 14 to 18 May. Every year it has a… Read More

Why kindness is key for Mental Health Professionals

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By Suzanne Traynor @Traynors Associate Professor Mental Health (Practice) at Middlesex University & My Care Academy. Working with people experiencing acute mental health distress can at times be challenging but I have found that relationships based on kindness is a helpful beginning.  I am interested in and curious about their lives and what is happening… Read More

Q&A: Lived experience voices series

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By ‘Panther Queen’. An Expert by Experience member within My Care Academy – Guest blogger. An expert reference group of people with lived experience of mental health services is working with My Care Academy within the NSUN 4Pi standards on co-production.  Within our partnership, we are keen to elevate and amplify the voices of people with lived… Read More

Building capability for improvement by building networks at Q Initiative

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By Sophie Bulmer – Guest Blogger Network Development Lead, UCL Partners Networks can be a great way for people working in healthcare to create knowledge, exchange information and share learning.  By crossing the traditional professional and organisational boundaries, networks can encourage collaboration, deepen learning and help to spark innovative approaches to problem solving.  The potential… Read More

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