Involving service users in training in the management of aggression
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Involving service users in training in the management of aggression

Jane Obi-Udeaja Physical intervention trainer, Department of mental health, social work and integrative medicine, Middlesex University
Kate Crobsy Mental health service user trainer, Middlesex University
Garry Ryan Mental health service user trainer, Middlesex University

Jane Obi-Udeaja and colleagues describe a workshop showing the valuable contribution that service users can make to mental health education and practice

It is important to involve service users and carers in the education of current and future mental health practitioners. Such involvement provides the students/practitioners with the opportunity to develop greater awareness and understanding through the unique insights of people’s lived experience of mental health conditions and their contact with mental health services. This article describes the experience of presenting a conference workshop to promote the valuable contributions to mental health education and practice that service users can make to the training of mental health nurses in the prevention and management of aggression and violence in the wards.

Mental Health Practice. 19, 7,23-25. doi: 10.7748/mhp.19.7.23.s18

Correspondence

J.Obi-Udeaja@mdx.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 29 January 2015

Accepted: 09 July 2015