Welcome to the
Meriden Family Programme
The Meriden Family Work Programme is a training and organisational development programme, which has been promoting the development of family-sensitive, evidence-based mental health services since 1998, with a particular emphasis on the implementation of family work. It is an NHS programme with extensive experience of working with organisations to ensure families remain at the heart of quality mental health service delivery.
Newsletter - June 2014
The latest volume of the Meriden newsletter has been published and you can find a copy of this on our website.(June 2014)
Mental Health Innovation Network
There is a growing commitment to develop, evaluate, and scale up promotion, prevention and treatment innovations for mental disorders around the world. The Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN) was initiated in June 2013 to nurture this commitment and accelerate progress toward implementation of these innovations.
The latest references including those on Siblings and Mental Health can now be accessed in our 'Research, Publications and Resources' section. There are also links to useful websites and resources providing advice and guidance for Siblings of people who suffer from mental illness. These include the 'E-Sibling Project' providing peer support and information on psychosis, and the new online network from Rethink 'Rethink Siblings'.
Caring for Yourself
Rethink Mental Illness and the Meriden Family Programme have created a new resource called Caring for Yourself which has been developed to help carers, family and friends who support someone with a mental health problem.
Caring for Yourself is a self-help workbook in eight parts that can be used in an entirely flexible way. Launched in Carers Week in 2012, the workbook is now available as a very useful information and educational resource designed to help carers. It will also be helpful for professionals who work with carers so that they can refer carers to the resource where appropriate. To download the guide please click on the links below
Forthcoming Learning Events
- ISPS UK Residential Conference:From Diagnosis to Dialogue 17-18 September 2014
Please see this event's summary/documents for information on dates.