Innovation

The latest innovations about what works best in mental health and dementia published on the Mental Health and Dementia Partnerships specialist knowledge portals.

Dementia Citizens

Dementia CitizensDementia Citizens is a new project to help people with dementia and those who care for them, using apps on smartphones and tablets. Read more »
26 September 2016, 8:42 am

Doncaster Admiral Nurse service

Doncaster Admiral Nurse serviceThe Doncaster Admiral nurse service is a partnership initiative between the NHS, Doncaster Council and voluntary sector led by a new team of dedicated dementia specialists operating across the borough. Read more »
28 April 2016, 9:33 am

South of Tyne and Wear Memory Protection Service

South of Tyne and Wear Memory Protection Service dementia care pathwayThe South of Tyne and Wear Memory Protection Service provided by the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist care led service with primary care support serving 84,000 people living in Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead. Read more »
23 April 2016, 11:43 am

Engage & Create

Engage & CreateEngage & Create is a not-for-profit organisation that uses creativity and conversation to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and those that care for them. Read more »
11 April 2016, 8:00 am

House of Memories

House of MemoriesHouse of Memories is an award-winning training programme, run by the Museum of Liverpool, which targets the carers of people living with dementia. It provides participants with information about dementia and equips them with the practical skills and knowledge to facilitate a positive quality of life experience for people living with dementia. Read more »
6 April 2016, 1:03 pm

Playlist for Life

Playlist for LifeBeing able to respond to music is the one thing dementia cannot destroy. Playlist for Life encourages families and caregivers to create a playlist of personally meaningful music on an iPod for people with dementia. Read more »
4 April 2016, 10:39 am

Race Against Dementia

Race Against DementiaRace Against Dementia is an alliance of groups currently providing information and support to people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK. Read more »
29 March 2016, 9:00 am

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber memory service

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH)Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) provide a specialist led memory service that serves approximately 50,000 people of age 65 and over living in Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber. Read more »
16 March 2016, 11:50 am

Dementia United

Dementia UnitedOver the next five years, through working with partners across Greater Manchester, Dementia United aims to improve the lived experiences of people with dementia, and reduce pressure on the health and social care system. In short, Dementia United is aiming to make Greater Manchester the best place in the world to live for people with dementia. Read more »
11 March 2016, 10:30 am

Active Minds dementia activity resources

Active Minds dementia activity resourcesActive Minds produce a suite of activity products to assist people with dementia in leading active, engaging and fulfilling lives – enjoying activities that are meaningful to them. Read more »
21 February 2016, 4:03 pm

Bromley Home Treatment Team

Oxleas NHS Foundation TrustThe Bromley Home Treatment Team, which includes doctors, nurses and psychological therapists, provides care 24 hours a day 7 days a week for up to 20 patients at any one time and up to 1200 patients a year. Read more »
12 February 2016, 12:43 pm

Talking Shops in Doncaster and Scunthorpe

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation TrustThe Talking Shops in Doncaster and Scunthorpe enable people to drop-in if they need help for problems such as depression, panic or phobias, or simply to access free information or advice. They give people the opportunity to browse information on mental health issues and gain knowledge about the therapies offered by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust. Read more »
16 January 2016, 1:03 pm

East of England Co-Production Programme

East of England Clinical NetworksThis project led by by the East of England Strategic Clinical Network, working with the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) will evaluate and support co-production between patients, carers and healthcare providers as equal partners in the East of England. Read more »
27 February 2015, 11:55 am

Mymind

MymindMymind is a website www.mymind.org.uk and twitter feed @mymindfeed, developed by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, to provide children and young people with information about mental health problems. Read more »
10 October 2014, 4:07 pm

LIFT – wellbeing after baby

LIFT psychologyLIFT psychology service in Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset offers extensive programme of free psycho-educational courses, including the ‘Wellbeing after baby’ course for any parents or carers who are experiencing anxiety, depression or general stress since the birth of a baby. Read more »
1 September 2014, 1:32 pm

Safer Care Pathways in Mental Health Project

Safer Care Pathways in Mental Health Project aims to make mental health care pathways safer and more reliable for service users and their families. It is one of ten projects in the national ‘Closing the Gap in Patient Safety’ programme, funded by the Health Foundation. Read more »
28 August 2014, 4:39 pm

Complex Recovery, Advice and Consultation Service

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation TrustThe Complex Recovery Assessment and Consultation (CRAC) Service in Cheshire and Wirral works to enhance existing care pathways by utilising expertise and specialist skills in complex care management. The team also captures on-going audit data looking at detailed analysis of variance leading to prolonged or repetitive use of acute care. Read more »
21 August 2014, 3:54 pm

LIFT – BAME project

LIFT psychology This project aims to increase the proportion of black and asian minority ethnic (BAME) groups who access LIFT Psychology’s services in Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Read more »
14 August 2014, 3:32 pm

Sunderland psychological wellbeing service

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation TrustSunderland psychological wellbeing service provides quick access to a wide range of psychological treatment interventions for adults with common mental health problems who have a low to moderate level of need. Read more »
7 August 2014, 11:17 am

Improving mental health outcomes in the East of England

Suicide preventionThis project aims to implement learning from a Detroit based suicide prevention initiative, led by Dr Ed Coffey, Henry Ford Health System, into mental health practice in the East of England. Read more »
24 May 2014, 9:32 am