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Many voices are not heard in British mental health care (and beyond), significant flaws are overlooked. If you are not satisfied with the status quo or just curious, follow us!

Many voices are not heard in British mental health care (and beyond), significant flaws are overlooked. If you are not satisfied with the status quo or just curious, follow us!
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United Kingdom

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Many voices are not heard in British mental health care (and beyond), significant flaws are overlooked. If you are not satisfied with the status quo or just curious, follow us!

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@apospodcast

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English


Episodes

Episode 8 - Lived experience in Trieste, a mental health system without psychiatric hospitals, with Marilena and Arturo

6/13/2019
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On this occasion Vincenzo is in Trieste, Italy, which has a system without psychiatric hospitals, to talk to Marilena and Arturo about their experience there. Both are service users and Arturo is also working for the system.

Duration:00:49:07

Episode 7 - Having your PIE and eating it...

5/30/2019
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We are joined by our friend Charlie to discuss the concept of PIE (Psychologically Informed Environments). We look at what this means in the current UK context and we have an interesting discussion on the strategy to change things! Vincenzo has published an article for the upcoming summer edition of "Asylum, the radical mental health magazine", with which we will start working closely. Please subscribe to it!

Duration:01:01:10

Episode 6 - Professional skills and structure

5/16/2019
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Vincenzo and Matt discuss how professionals in the care sector are faced with a conflict between their individual skills and values and the demands of the system. How do people measure themselves with this contradiction?

Duration:00:42:35

Episode 5 - Stigma... with our guest Sam.

5/2/2019
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There is an ongoing public push to de-stigmatise or "end the stigma" of mental health in Britain. Matt and I are joined by our first guest Sam to discuss how the intrinsic bias of our mental health system affects the way we approach the concept of "stigma".

Duration:01:02:06

Episode 4 - From content to process, the role of training

4/18/2019
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In previous episodes we discussed a number of controversial concepts that the mental health system asks professionals to work with. In episode four we discuss how training is used to prevent democratic debate and to persuade people to abandon critical thinking.

Duration:00:49:40

Episode 3 - What does "evidence based practice" actually mean?

4/4/2019
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There's a strong push in British mental health services for treatment to be evidence based. In this episode we look at the downsides and distortions of this approach.

Duration:00:47:04

Episode 2 - Does the risk management culture bring about safety in mental health care?

3/21/2019
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A focus on an effective risk management culture is an essential element to bring about safety in mental health care... or is it? Matt and Vincenzo discuss the downsides of this approach...

Duration:00:48:15

Episode 1 - Rule, best practice!

3/10/2019
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Our first episode discusses how the mental health system in Britain prevents an authentic debate on its bases through the concept of "Best Practice". For the Welsh presentation of Trieste services that we refer to in the podcast, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdk44vx9ra4

Duration:00:43:23