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#HSCTopTips Before You Commission Unconscious Bias Training
This is the first in a new series (#HSCTopTips) that provides some insights into areas that you may be responsible for, without the background knowledge to make the best decisions. This one is: Before You Commision Unconscious Bias Training...
African Staff Engagement Project OFFER
HS Consultancy is keen to work with mental health provider organisations to work towards solutions in relation to issues that are often ‘under the radar’. We have heard repeatedly that managers, human resources departments, colleagues and African staff in mental health services struggle with issues that fracture staff teams and offer potentially poorer treatment and care to users of services irrespective of ethnic background.
Completing the Revolution
Centre for Social Justice report Completing the Revolution: Transforming Mental Health and Tackling Poverty. Chapter 5 on BME groups is significantly influenced by books and articles written by HS Consultancy Director, Hari Sewell. The first recommendation on a model for the future is one set out by Hari in an academic article "Leading Race Equality in Mental Health"
Delivering Male- Effective practice in male mental health
David Wilkins, Men’s Health Forum and Mariam Kemple, Mind. Published by the Men's Health Forum and Mind. Commissioned by The Mental Health Equalities Programme, National Mental Health Development Unit. January 2011.
The report focuses on the roles of men and boys in the family and includes the engagement of fathers through service provision. It also emphasises the vital role of the voluntary and community sector in improving the engagement and responsiveness of services for men and boys.
Dual Heritage Mental Health Study
The 'Count Me In' mental health census identified a trend towards a increasing proportion of people of dual (Black/white) heritage backgrounds admitted to psychiatric hospital.
In this small scale study, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust explore practice issues in trying to address the trends. Boldly they share their learning in this report, commissioned by the National Mental Health Developmet Unit and published in 2011.
Equalities Organisational Development Toolkit
This toolkit was commissioned by the NMHDU Mental Health Equalities Programme and published by NMHDU on 31st March 2011.
The toolkit is intended for use in mental health provider organisations and provides tips on ways to reduce inequality by focusing on all aspects of an organisation rather than focusing for example on training.
The toolkit will be useful for people at all tiers within organisations and includes a case study on the successful use of the toolkit in a mental health service provider.
Equality Delivery System Support
HS Consultancy is geared up to supporting organisations in implementing the Equality Delivery System
Improving in-patient mental health services for black and minority ethnic patients
Recommendations to inform accreditation standards. Royal College of Psychiatrists.
"This report forms an important addition to ongoing and important discussions about improving care and treatment for people from Black and minority ethnic communities, and indeed all communities.When we convened the expert panel we were concerned to have a full and frank discussion which went to the essence of how people provide services and how people receive services. Our starting point was that itis ultimately people and the quality of their relationships which has the biggest impact on service provision."
This report was written on behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists,the National Mental Health Development Unit and the National Mental HealthEqualities Programme by:
Chris Fitch, Research Fellow, Policy Unit,Royal College of Psychiatrists
Melba Wilson National Programme Lead, Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health, National Mental Health Development Unit
Adrian Worrall Head, College Centre forQuality Improvement,Royal College of Psychiatrists
The expert panel was chaired by Melba Wilson (National Director, Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health Programme/ National Mental Health Development Unit, England).
Panel members included Hári Sewell, Marcel Vige and Sue Waterhouse.
Inquiry in the Schizophrenia Label Interim Report
The Inquiry into the Schizophrenia Label was run with no external funding, on a purely voluntary basis and was supported by over 40 organisations and 250 individuals. The interim report is available now, with the full report to follow in 2013.
Leading Diverse Organisations and Teams Development Programme
This course uses experiential and conceptual challenges to create a lived experience of four key dimensions of leadership development: i) integrity and authenticity; ii) self awareness and emotional intelligence; iii) leading a convincing business case for equalities; iv) fostering good relationships and managing conflicts.
Locked Hexagon Data and Information Report
data and information
Locked Hexagon Decision to Scope Report
Appendix of the Locked Hexagon Implementation toolkit
Locked Hexagon Interventions for closing knowledge and skills gaps
Knowledge and skills
Locked Hexagon Model Appreciative Inquiry Information Sheet
Appendix of the Locked Hexagon Model
Locked Hexagon Model Implementation Toolkit
Locked Hexagon Model Project Structure
Appendix of the Locked Hexagon Model
Locked Hexagon Scoping Project Managers Spec
Locked Hexagon Service User Six Point Questionnaire
Making Progress on Race Equality in Mental Health
A report based on interviews with 29 leaders in mental health nationally. Highlighs the gaps in relation to commissioning and the elusive nature of achieving improvements in service user outcomes. The report was commissioned by the Department of Health via Afiya Trust and NHS Confederaton. HS Consultancy undertook the research and wrote the report.
National Evaluation of the Community Development Workers
This is a report of the evaluation of the impact of Community Development Workers (CDWs) nationally. It was commissioned by NMHDU and delivered by De Montfort University. The report is aimed primarily at those with ongoing responsibility for managing and commissioning community development in mental health. The report will also be of value to CDWs. Ongoing discussion of the report will take place on the online CDW network www.cdwnetwork.org.uk
Race Equality Action Plan: a five year review
Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health Care (DRE). December 2010. Melba Wilson, National Programme Lead,Mental Health Equalities Programme,National Mental Health Development Unit
This review looks back at the 5 year DRE Programme which ended in January 2010.The key challenges, successes, and learning it describes will inform future mental health policy.
Published by NMHDU 2 December 2010
Roundtable Event on BME Mental Health Report November 2012
This is the report of the high level roundtable- What Next after Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health?
Here is information on courses run by HS Consultancy. We can tailor a course specific to your needs.
Working towards Women’s Well-being: Unfinished business
National Mental Health Development Unit. February 2010
This report examines the evidence for progress on the recommendations of Into the Mainstream and the implementation guidance. It draws on two national surveys (in 2006 and 2007) of mental health trusts, a wide range of relevant government and national reports and evaluations, and evidence and observations from service users and third sector organisations.
Project overview documentation.