Mental health

Mindreel - films on mental health

Mindreel

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017 kicks off this week until 29 October. 

What better time to plug Mindreel, a valuable learning resource that provides access to over 100 films that address a range of mental health issues.

The films featured on Mindreel were selected in conjunction with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. Most are films that were submitted to the Festival, and many are award winners. Iriss was a partner in the development of the resource.

Bipolar Scotland

Iriss.fm, Episode 161

Michael McEwan speaks to Alison Cairns, Chief Executive of Bipolar Scotland, about what the supports and services the organisation provides.

From strength to strength

Iriss.fm, Episode 158

Catch-up with East Dunbartonshire Council about how an assets-based approach can improve mental health and wellbeing.

Neighbourhood Networks

Iriss.fm, episode 146

Michael McEwan speaks to Lauren May, Network Manager for Glasgow about Neighbourhood Networks and the services it provides.

Peer support roles in mental health services

Insight 31

Peer support is not new and exists in many forms, from the informal sharing of experiences, to formalised roles such as that of peer workers in mental health services. Narrative studies of recovery provide a wealth of evidence on the importance and value of support from others who have had similar experiences, and how it brings something different to that of professional support relationships…

Pilotlight - pathways to self-directed support

Pilotlight, an Iriss project, works with co-design teams of people who use and deliver services across Scotland to design pathways to self-directed support (SDS). Using a design approach, it aims to demonstrate how to design support for seldom heard groups, provide more personalised and appropriate services, and increase the marketplace of support providers.

Pilotlight self-directed support resources launched

Pilotlight set out to lead thinking on co-designing self-directed support for people across Scotland.

Pilotlight has co-designed four pathways to self-directed support focusing on mental health, risk, self-employment and young people in transition. The co-design teams for each pathway have included people who access support, local authorities and support providers. The project has tested and refined a model for successful power sharing, produced tools and resources, and developed solutions for the implementation of self-directed support.