Dina’s Blog

Musings on a World Mental Health Day (10 October 2017)… by Dina Poursanidou

It has been announced that from autumn 2018 the Department of Health (DH) and Public Health England (PHE) are launching a campaign to train one million people in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) skills. An online course will support this programme; the course is being developed by Public Health England, aiming to give people the knowledge, skills and confidence to better support their own mental health, and that of the people around them. Read more

‘Co-Production’ in Mental Health Research And Education At The 2014 Service User Academia Symposium-Wellington, New Zealand, 1-2 December by Dina Poursanidou

On 1st and 2nd December I attended the 2014 Service User Academia Symposium that was held at the University of Otago in Wellington, New Zealand. The theme of the symposium was ‘Creating Connections – Building Bridges Together’ so ‘co-production’ in mental health research and education was the main focus of presentations and discussions at the symposium. Read more