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Reaching the spirit: Social Perspectives Network study day paper nine

Authors:
NICHOLLS Vicky, et al
Publisher:
Social Perspectives Network
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
58p.
Place of publication:
London

The aim of the study day reported on in this paper was to bring together a diversity of people and perspectives to consider, reflect on, and celebrate some aspects of spirituality and mental health. There is an increasing weight of research evidence showing a positive correlation between physical and mental health and longevity, and membership of an inclusive and supportive faith community.

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The sea, me and God

Authors:
NICHOLLS Vicky, GILBERT Peter
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 144, March 2007, pp.11-13.
Publisher:
MIND

Research shows that spirituality and faith can strongly affect mental health. This article reports on how NIMHE's Spirituality Project is encouraging service users to find their own inspiring and motivating life force, either within or outside of faith communities.

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Doing research ourselves: a report of the strategies for living research support project

Author:
NICHOLLS Vicky
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
London

This report is an account of the development and implementation of some innovative projects in user led research. It touches on the ideas of many people with an interest in alternative approaches to mental health. In particular it draws together the work of a number of people with experiences of using or surviving mental health services or of mental or emotional distress.

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Doing research ourselves: a report of the strategies for living research support project

Author:
NICHOLLS Vicky
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
28p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
London

This report is an account of the development and implementation of some innovative projects in user led research. It touches on the ideas of many people with an interest in alternative approaches to mental health. In particular it draws together the work of a number of people with experiences of using or surviving mental health services or of mental or emotional distress.

Journal article

Strategies for living

Authors:
FAULKNER Alison, NICHOLLS Vicky
Journal article citation:
Managing Community Care, 9(1), February 2001, pp.32-36.
Publisher:
Pavilion

This article provides a discussion of the value of user-led research in mental health, with particular reference to the 'Strategies for Living' project at the Mental Health Foundation.

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Surviving user-led research: reflections on supporting user-led research projects

Authors:
NICHOLLS Vicky, et al
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
112p.
Place of publication:
London

This report describes the realities of supporting user-led research as experienced by the Strategies for Living team at the Mental Health Foundation. It includes the achievements and challenges of this process in relation to issues of: power; roles and relationships; ethics; resources; and training.

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More than just medicine

Author:
NICHOLLS Vicky
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 9.8.01, 2001, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author explains how the Strategies for Living project, which makes mental health service users pivotal to research, provides support for the effectiveness of alternative therapies.

Journal article

Spiritual acceptance

Author:
NICHOLLS Vicky
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 100, November 1999, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
MIND

This report asserts that acceptance of the diversity of our experiences and beliefs is key to holistic and therapeutic mental health support. Argues that diverse spiritual needs may be better met with a breaking down of barriers between mental health services and faith communities.

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Living it large

Author:
NICHOLLS Vicky
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 108, March 2001, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
MIND

Service users are increasingly researching and creating alternatives to mainstream mental health care. Reports on the Mental Health Foundations 'Strategies for Living' project, which has recently supported 6 user-led research projects

Journal article

Strategies for living

Authors:
FAULKNER Alison, NICHOLLS Vicky
Journal article citation:
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care, 3(1), September 1999, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Pavilion

Users are researching the many strategies people devise to help them live with mental health problems. 'Strategies for Living' is a three-year user-led programme of work stemming from the increasing demands from mental health service users for choices and alternatives to the traditional medical models of treatment. This article gives some of the research findings.

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