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Evaluation of the Good Life Festival: a model for co-produced dementia events

05 March 2018

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

This article presents an evaluation of the Good Life Festival, an event co-produced by people living with dementia, Salford University Dementia Institute,...

Bowel cancer screening for people with learning disabilities: establishing principles for good practice

26 September 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in England, and with one in 20 people developing the condition, it is the second highest cause of cancer deaths. If...

Peer support training: values, achievements and reflections

09 June 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The Institute of Mental Health has been delivering accredited peer support training since 2009. The training is based on the values of recovery that each trainer,...

Books, meaning and hope

09 October 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

A reading group was set up to address a lack of collaborative social activities for people with mental health problems. The group is fully co-produced by service...

Open AccessOC25 – Helping parents spot the deteriorating child: co-production of safety-netting interventions

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Child protection and managing risk. Introduction: Providing families with a safety net of information is a crucial component in the care of children with...

Involving healthcare support workers in education design

03 May 2016

Nursing Management


NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has adopted a co-production model in its development work with HCSWs (HCSWs). The approach means that HCSWs are at the centre of NES...

Transforming mental health services so people can ‘live, love and do’ in Barnet

11 October 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust in London has introduced a new approach – the enablement programme – to enhance outcomes for people needing to...

Supporting people with intellectual disabilities to discuss death and bereavement

19 March 2020

Learning Disability Practice


This article describes a public engagement project on bereavement involving people with intellectual disabilities. The project was a practical application of...