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A picture of health

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 5.10.06, 2006, pp.36-37.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

This article explores the role of a Start Manchester project in using art as therapy for people with mental health needs. The article focuses on an art appreciation project which included discussion, art history, art criticism, practical art, and creative writing. An exhibition of the work at the end of the course proved so successful that the gallery requested an extension

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A reach resource

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 22.06.06, 2006, pp.38-39.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

This article reports on how an assertive outreach team that had been in operation for 10 years, took the opportunity to ask service users to help in the evaluation of its effectiveness.

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Sorry, not my department

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 4.05.06, 2006, pp.42-43.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

This article looks at the case of a man with a chronic medical condition (psoriasis) which resulted in mental health problems. His multiple needs did not fit into any service category. A social worker tells the author how he tried to tailor a solution.

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Let's kick isolation out

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 7.11.02, 2002, pp.40-41.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on the third annual world mental health day six-a-side football shield. Looks at the positive contibution it can make to user involvement.

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The scene was set for a TV soap episode

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 8.11.07, 2007, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

A women of 43 with Down's syndrome was displaying delusions which coincided with the broadcast of some TV shows. The author looks at the case and whether the risk assessment meant she could live at home despite her behaviour.

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Listen and learn

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 16.03.06, 2006, pp.38-39.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Service users are rarely asked about their experiences of Mental Health Act assessments. The author reports on an innovative scheme in Milton Keynes that is changing that. It allows service users to feedback on the how they have found the process of their assessment.

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Growing on the Vyne

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 20.01.20, 2005, pp.42-43.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on a progressive mental health day service which has developed a project that trains services users to be trainers - and which will soon be a stand-alone company

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Life's drama gets and encore

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 24.05.07, 2007, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

A young boy is taken away from his family for his own safety and put into intensive therapeutic care. The author talks to the therapist on how they improved his life chances.

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Rest assured?

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 19.04.07, 2007, pp.38-39.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Rest, a small charity meeting mental health needs of the agricultural community in Staffordshire is struggling with funds as its core funding is set to run out in December. The author asks how it can manage an uncertain future, and highlights the problems facing small charities in the commissioning of services.

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A victory for reflection

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 22.03.07, 2007, pp.36-37.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Finding a service tailored to the complex needs of a deaf young person with challenging behaviour is costly. However, this case study shows how vital the assessment of a therapy consultant was in providing the correct treatment  for one young person.

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