The Royal College of Psychiatrists has
produced a new training DVD for trainee psychiatrists, their
trainers and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
Voices features service users and carers talking openly
and honestly about their experiences of using mental health
services. It travels through the patients’ and carers’ journey –
from first contact with psychiatric services to recovery and coping
– with examples of people’s personal experiences at each stage. The
40-minute film can be paused at different points to allow for group
discussion. It is accompanied by detailed training notes to explore
and expand on key principles.
Deborah Hart, director of communications and
policy at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “This DVD will
give trainee psychiatrists, their trainers and other mental health
professionals a valuable insight into mental health services from
the perspectives of the people who use them.
“For many years, the College has been working
with service users and carers to help improve the input of patients
and carers to mental health services services. We believe this DVD
goes some way to taking on board their views and concerns, and are
sure this valuable new resource will be used extensively by
trainers in psychiatry.”
The DVD was produced with funding from the
Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Images of
Psychiatry campaign, which ran from 2006 to 2007.
For further information, please
Kathy Oxtoby or
Deborah Hart in the Communications
Telephone: 0203 701 2544 or 0203 701 2538
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