Today we talk about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, more commonly known as CBT. In this episode we are so grateful to Gemma Douthwaite and Dr Charlotte Bolt who share their insights and demystify the inner workings of this treatment model. As always, we also have our service users, this week we have Lucy and Jay who also share their own knowledge from a service user perspective. We also get to hear a little about Ruby, our therapy dog – but that’s a story for next time! Just to say that in our conversation we discuss some of the options that we have used in our service. It may be the case that some of the options we have discussed may not be available in all areas, or indeed be appropriate in all treatment cases.
Welcome back to part 2 of Uni Life and Mental Health, come join us again as Mia, Roshni, Sam and Ocean continue to share their thoughts and insights about their first few months at University and about how they have managed everything from their mental health to relationships. They also give excellent advice on what to expect, what you can’t predict and how to access the right support for you. Listen in on their discussion about their different experiences, different needs and how they met them. Mia, Roshni, Sam and Ocean also share their thoughts on common myths and the realities of life at Uni for someone with a mental health issue. You can also learn about where to get the best Pizza in Nottingham (useful for some no doubt!)
Come take a listen to four of our ex-service users, Mia, Roshni, Sam and Ocean share their thoughts and insights about their first few months at University and hear then talk about how they have managed everything from their mental health to relationships. They also give excellent advice on what to expect, what you can’t predict and how to access the right support for you. Listen in on their discussion about their different experiences, different needs and how they met them. Mia, Roshni, Sam and Ocean share their thoughts on common myths and the realities of life at Uni for someone with a mental health issue.
We have separated this ep[isode into two parts. Part two will be out in 2 weeks.
Come listen to Dawn Bere, Post 16 Personal Adviser & Enhanced Evidence-Based Practitioner and Christopher Allan – Early Help Professional at Bedford Borough talk with two of their service users, Georgia and Stephen about ‘The Forgotten Population’ – young people who are not in education, employment or training (or NEET for short). Georgia and Stephen give very frank accounts of how they were supported by Dawn and Christopher’s team within the SWITCH project – a project designed to provide targeted support to NEET young people.
The risks associated with being a NEET young person is significant in terms of developing mental health difficulties and falling by the wayside in society with increased risk of getting into crime, drugs and gang violence. Come listen to the work that is happening in Bedford.
In part 3 we continue the discussions around the need for developing emotional language and where we can support this to happen. We also take a look at not making assumptions about the meaning of expressed emotions such as anger or withdrawal. In the discussion, we also explore generational issues such as parental role modelling and what impacts on our choices around emotional expression.
As this is the final part of the episode, I’d like to say a big thank you to Robert Lindsay, Mark Thomas-O’Keefe, Nicki Scott, Jay and Arron who shared, discussed and debated key issues around men’s mental health. It was a privilege to have contributed to the national/worldwide movement and we hope that you have enjoyed listening in on our discussion. If you’d like to comment. please feel free to share your thoughts or ideas, we would be happy to hear from you!
In part 2 of this episode, we continue the discussion around men’s mental health and talk about the difficulties that an autism spectrum condition can add to seeking support from others. We are so privileged to be able to hear first-hand from the panel about how difficult it is to seek out support, be able to trust others and how others can misinterpret this for lack of motivation.
CAMHS offers lots of different kinds of therapy. In this episode, you have a great opportunity to learn about Art Therapy from Kat Fusco – one of our CAMHS Art Therapists and two of our service users. During the discussion, you will hear first-hand accounts from our service users of how art therapy helped them to recover and how valuable it is as a way of communicating when words are difficult to find. Kat also discusses how art therapy is used, what happens throughout the process of treatment and why it’s so powerful.
So take this privileged opportunity to listen in on their discussion..
Welcome to the FIRST episode of the CAMHS Talk podcast – and we are so very excited to be able to bring you the very best interviews and discussions between the service professionals and our very knowledgeable service users. We have trawled the internet and (so far) haven’t found another Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) that have brought together their service users and their professionals in this way. This is such a good opportunity for us all to discuss and debate issues around child and adolescent mental health and it’s such a pleasure for us to share this with you.
In this episode, Niki Scott and Aisling Callaghan talk to four service users about the role of the user participation group, the benefits of being part of the group and how they help shape the service. During the discussion, the service users also discuss and reflect on how they have found benefit for themselves in being able to shape the service.
So sit back and listen.. it’s an interesting discussion..