Wellbeing networks and asset mapping

We are pleased to launch Our briefing paper written specifically for a conference on shared decision making in mental health in London, held January 2015. The paper is a summary of a research study which we undertook with Plymouth University. It is based on interviews with 150 people with long term mental health needs, practitioners working in mental health and leaders of organisations providing community services, health services and social supports. A key part of the project was the involvement of a Patient and Public Involvement team ensuing the expertise of people with mental health problems shaped and helped to deliver this project.

A second version of our briefing paper is also available: wellbeing networks SW VERSION. This was written specifically for an event held at Reed Hall, Exeter university at the end of March 2015. We brought together people working in mental health, people with lived experience and researchers for a conversation based on the wellbeing networks research – so what next?

As part of our dissemination work, we produced a paper for a conference and it was taken to the Clinical Research Network Mental Health conference in York at the end of February 2015. You can access the poster here: The Role Of Practitioners in Personal Wellbeing Networks FINAL. We were really surprised and very pleased to be awarded first prize for this poster at the conference. We thank the organisers for this recognition. At the McPin foundation we strive to produce accessible high quality research outputs from our work and it is great when other people report they think we are achieving that goal to some extent!

Our full research report published by the funder – the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) – was placed online March 3rd 2015. It is quite a large document but if you are interested in reading it you can down load the PDF here: FullReport-hsdr03050

You an also access the abstract, scientific summary, lay summary on the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research portal.