Mental health

Impact of women specific interventions

ESSS Outline

ESSS Outline Impact of  women specific interventions
This Outline summarises evidence relating to the effectiveness of women specific interventions in addressing complex needs and the role they may play as preventative strategies in children's services. There was an overall lack of research that rigorously demonstrated the effectiveness of women specific interventions in addressing complex needs and a lack of evidence directly connecting the impact of women specific services on children’s outcomes. Different approaches to provision are summarised and evidence of the impact of women specific programmes are identified. Principles and examples of good practice are provided.

Transitional outcomes from social enterprise interventions for young people with additional support needs

ESSS Outline

Iriss ESSS Outline: Transitional outcomes from social enterprise interventions for young people with additional support needs
This evidence summary seeks to address the following question relating to the outcomes of involvement in social enterprises for young people with additional support needs: What are the benefits of social enterprise ventures such as cafés for young people with additional support needs? How does evidence from academic research and lived experience back up the approaches taken by [organisation redacted] as examples of good practice? It identifies some key studies relating to the wide range of outcomes for young people with additional support needs from work- and employment-based social enterprise interventions and recommendations for good practice.

Service user interviewers in quality assurance

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This summary explores the involvement of service users in quality assurance and service evaluation processes. It explores the evidence around what has worked and has not worked, what benefits can be achieved from user involvement in data collection and what can be learned from previous examples.

See Me

Iriss.fm, Episode 196

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See Me is Scotland's Programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.

Children experiencing interparental coercive control

ESSS Outline

Children experiencing interparental coercive control
This summary focuses on evidence of the indirect impact on children from living with the effect of adult to adult coercive control. Overall there is very little research into coercive control without violence, and even less specific research into how children experience coercive controlling behaviours only, when living with domestic violence perpetrated by one caregiver to another. However, we have identified some key publications and sources of knowledge that seek to identify and explain the impact of coercive control on young people, where these effects are described specifically. Children who witness severe and ongoing parental conflict can have significant negative outcomes for children. Children who witness severe and ongoing parental conflict can display: externalising problems (such as behavioural difficulties, antisocial behavior, conduct disorder); Internalising problems (such as low self-esteem, depression and anxiety); academic problems; physical health problems; and social and interpersonal relationship problems. It is important for people working in social services to understand the impact of coercive control and develop relevant assessment skills. This Outline provides contextual information and recommendations for reading and development.

Mindreel - films on mental health

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

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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

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