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The reader scoops a top award

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 2.4.09, 2009, p.20.
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Reed Business Information

Social worker Janice Hutton describes how she received a Reading Hero award from Reading for Life, for her work with young people who have mental health problems.

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A traumatic life brought to book

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.9.08, 2008, pp.28-29.
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Reed Business Information

Social worker Philip Hill's life story was so extraordinary that his psychiatrist urged him to complete his autobiography.  The book details his story from being taken into care, being misdiagnosed as having learning disabilities as a child and experiencing two breakdowns and paranoid schizophrenia, to becoming a social worker. In this article Philip talks to the author about his experiences.

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Pamela pushes barriers aside

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 19.01.06, 2006, p.32.
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Reed Business Information

The author reports on the Pamela Project, an acronym for 'proactive mentally empowering living activities', which seeks to better meet the needs of ethnic minorities carers caring for people with mental health difficulties in Birmingham. The project was winner of a Community Care award.

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Smoking guns

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 5.05.05, 2005, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author listens to opposing views about the effect of cannabis on the mental health of users. Lord Victor Adebowale Chief Executive of Turning Point argues that the effects of cannabis are not clear, whilst Cliff Prior Chief Executive of Rethink argues that cannabis needs to be treated as a major public health risk.

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Housing scheme is putting people in the comfort zone

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 11.12.08, 2008, pp.36-37.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on the work of the supported housing provider Comfort Care Services. The organisation provides supported accommodation for people with mental illness, learning disabilities and substance misuse problems in Slough, Reading and Maidenhead. It has also developed vital crisis units and an innovative Move On programme which operates a structured, three-tiered approach to support that eventually leads to clients living independently.

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Hall of fame

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 1.11.07, 2007, pp.22-23.
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Reed Business Information

Swinfen Hall Prison and Youth Offender Institution in Staffordshire has been awarded a World Health Organization best practice award for its healthy living centre project. This article provides a brief overview of the project which aims to raise the self-esteem and improve the mental well-being of its inmates.

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In it together

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 27.09.07, 2007, pp.32-33.
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Reed Business Information

An East London housing association is training practitioners alongside homeless people in mental health issues. This article reports on the initiative.

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Living the dream

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 22.02.07, 2007, p.30.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Pathways Community Interest Company is a social enterprise providing personalised training to people with mental health problems and physical disabilities. They also work with employers to help them address discrimination. The author looks at the work of the company, which operates throughout Cheshire and the Wirral.

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A late delivery

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 9.11.06, 2006, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author reports on a Department Health initiative  to improve the experiences of ethnic minorities in the mental health system. The five year programme, Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health, is struggling to recruit staff. It set out to appoint 500 community development workers, but three years later only about 170 are in post.

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Eureka moment proves a winner

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 16.03.06, 2006, p.30.
Publisher:
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Service users in Kent are helping student mental health nurse practitioners deepen their understanding of mental health problems. The author reports on the Buddy Scheme which won a Community Care award.

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