Schwartz Rounds – sharing experiences of compassionate care

23 November 2015

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust have been running Schwartz Rounds since September 2015, a group where all staff (clinical and non-clinical) can come together and share experiences about providing compassionate healthcare. Read facilitator Nicki Power's blog on why they are called Schwartz rounds and what they mean.
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Home and dry in 2015

16 November 2015

Dr Tony Rao is a consultant old age psychiatrist working at North Southwark Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults and is also a visiting researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He is the longest serving community consultant old age psychiatrist, having been in post for more than 15 years. As part of Alcohol Awareness Week 2015, Dr Rao has written about alcohol and older people.
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Behind the Scenes - making a BBC documentary on OCD

19 August 2015

Professor Uta Frith visited the Michael Rutter Centre for Young People as part of a BBC2 Horizon programme about OCD. Here she writes about her experience.
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My story of hope and encouragement

14 August 2015

Kathryn Grant suffered from postpartum psychosis and was a patient at the Mother and Baby Unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital from November 2012 to January 2013. She is now a media volunteer for the charity Action on postpartum psychosis and regularly shares her experience of mental illness. Here she talks about stigma and being part of a high profile television debate on mental illness.
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The Tree of Life - my experience

09 June 2015

Ursula is a service user who trained to become a Tree of Life facilitator. The project aims to promote recovery and compassion on our wards through growing more positive relationships between staff and service users.
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An unprecedented success - the Bethlem Gallery and Museum opening

24 February 2015

Last week a pioneering arts and museum space at Bethlem Royal Hospital opened to the public. The Bethlem Gallery and Museum celebrates the lives and achievements of those living with mental illness. Beth Elliott, director of the Bethlem Gallery, writes a blog about the launch, the media coverage and the success of the new venture so far.
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