Emerald | A Life in the Day | Table of Contents http://www.emeraldinsight.com/1366-6282.htm Table of contents from the most recently published issue of A Life in the Day Journal en-gb Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited editorial@emeraldinsight.com support@emeraldinsight.com 60 Emerald | A Life in the Day | Table of Contents http://www.emeraldinsight.com/common_assets/img/covers_journal/aldcover.gif http://www.emeraldinsight.com/1366-6282.htm 120 157 Editorial http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1366-6282&volume=13&issue=4&articleid=1927375&show=abstract http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/13666282200900033 <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br />Not available. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Adam Pozner) Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 There needs to be change http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1366-6282&volume=13&issue=4&articleid=1927376&show=abstract http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/13666282200900034 <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br />Brian Joof, a young man of West African origin who has experienced and overcome long-term mental health problems, describes his recovery process, during the course of which he has experienced the additional challenges of migration, racism, homelessness, drugs, prison and long-term unemployment. Brian tells us how he has overcome each of these difficulties in turn to build an increasingly full and satisfying life for himself. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Brian Joof) Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 The challenge and the choice - providing evidence-based employment support within mental health services http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1366-6282&volume=13&issue=4&articleid=1927377&show=abstract http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/13666282200900035 <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br />Commissioners of adult health and social care services in the London Borough of Camden are keen to see the spread of evidence-based practices in mental health and employment services. Jobs in Mind, a trusted third sector provider already delivering employment support services in the borough since 1999, was uniquely placed to expand its service delivery into a partnership with the local NHS trust to deliver an innovative individual placement and support (IPS) pilot. A Life in the Day went to Camden to find out how it is going. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Terence Riley) Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Using images to capture and share service users' spirituality http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1366-6282&volume=13&issue=4&articleid=1927378&show=abstract http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/13666282200900036 <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br />This article explores some of the images and words that service users choose to capture and represent their unique spirituality. It was written using material that service users produced as part of two projects focusing on spirituality and hope. The first project involved a group where service users were given a camera to capture something that represented their spirituality. The second project involved producing material for an art exhibition entitled Growing Hope, that was showcased in Sheffield as part of World Mental Health Day 2009.The article is written by Hazel Bryce, an occupational therapist working in an assertive outreach team (SORT) in Sheffield, and Lorraine, a service user who worked on the two projects and who has an interest in spirituality. They reflect together on the process of being involved in the projects and the meaning of this piece of work. The article was written together to try to capture a range of perspectives. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Hazel Bryce, Lorraine) Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Recovery heroes - a profile of Gordon McManus http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1366-6282&volume=13&issue=4&articleid=1927379&show=abstract http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/13666282200900037 <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br />The influential Sainsbury Centre report, Making Recovery a Reality (Shepherd et al, 2008), talks about clinical and social aspects of recovery. The issue of psychological recovery is not discussed at length, although other workers have put forward a psychological model of recovery (Andresen et al, 2003). While there are numerous definitions of recovery, the one developed by Gordon, the focus of this profile, is unlikely to be matched for its parsimony. Gordon describes recovery as ‘coping with your illness and trying to have a meaningful life’ (McManus, 2008). In this paper, he outlines his background. He is then interviewed by Sarah Morgan about his life, illness and recovery. Finally, Jerome gives an appreciation of his contribution to our developing understanding of recovery. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Gordon McManus, Sarah Morgan, Jane Fradgley, Jerome Carson) Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Open Arts: promoting well-being and social inclusion through art http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1366-6282&volume=13&issue=4&articleid=1927380&show=abstract http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/13666282200900038 <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br />In this article we describe Open Arts' achievements during the project's first year of operation and present the first results from an ongoing evaluation being carried out by SE-SURG (the South Essex Service User Research Group). Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Jenny Secker, Kirsten Heydinrych) Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Changes 12 Steps to Mental Health http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1366-6282&volume=13&issue=4&articleid=1927381&show=abstract http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/13666282200900039 <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br />I am proud to be known as an expert by experience in recovery from mental distress, but I am also a co-founder and director of a multi-award winning, peer-led charity called Changes 12 Steps to Mental Health. In the 1980s, after experiencing my third breakdown, I was an extremely angry person because of the lack of cross-sector service provision to assist me in becoming whole again. Thankfully I used my rage to develop, along with my co-founder Dave Wheat, our Changes 12 Steps to Mental Health services to meet the needs of those in mental distress. Changes 12 Steps to Mental Health provides person-focused, recovery-rooted services that aim to promote recovery, enabling people to become contributing members of society again. This is the history of Changes 12 Steps to Mental Health, our achievements and the challenges that we have faced in developing the services that we provide today. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Barbara Wain) Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Reluctant conscripts? Service users' experiences of vocational service modernisation http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1366-6282&volume=13&issue=4&articleid=1927382&show=abstract http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/13666282200900040 <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br />Helen Bird and colleagues report on a small-scale research project completed in west Yorkshire that examined the effects of the closure of a traditional sheltered workshop on those who attended. The closure was contentious, and the report questions the centrality accorded to ‘social exclusion’ as a central feature of current policy and practice. They argue for a more nuanced approach, which reflects both service users' actual preferences and current social realities. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Helen Bird, Ursula Huxley, Chris Ring) Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Communities of Influence - mobilising NHS foundation trust governors and members to promote social inclusion through community engagement http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1366-6282&volume=13&issue=4&articleid=1927383&show=abstract http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/13666282200900041 <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br />This article describes the National Social Inclusion Programme's Communities of Influence workstream, the premises on which it was founded, the innovative social inclusion practice it proposed, what was learned and how the work will be taken forwards in the future. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Fabian Davis, Naomi Hankinson, Stafford Scott, Rosemary Wilson, David Morris) Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000