Research into Recovery and Wellbeing

A website about the work of the recovery research team at the Institute of Mental Health

The University of Nottingham

Next meeting of the RRN

The 20th Recovery Research Network will be held on 7 November 2018 in Willow Room, Berrywood Hospital, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northampton NN5 6GQ. Directions to Berrywood Hospital are here. Once at the hospital, enter through the main building entrance and go up the stairs on the left.

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The theme of the meeting is Social Connectedness. Refreshments will be available from 9.30am, and the meeting will run from 10.00am until 4.00pm.


09.30 Refreshments

10.00 Welcome and Introduction to NHFT (Anne Rackham, NHFT Assistant Director of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Specialty Services)

10.15 Introductions (RRN Collective)

10.30 The Use of Self to Build Recovery Focused Therapeutic Relationships: Learning lessons from peer support- applying to all mental health professionals (Amanda Green, Peer Support Worker

11.10 Peer Support and Homelessness: What Makes it Work? (Stephanie Barker, PhD candidate and Research Assistant, University of Southampton)

11.50 Break

12.20 Working on research to address loneliness and build social connectedness: reflections from three studies (Dr Vanessa Pinfold, Research Director, McPin Foundation)

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Social connection and active citizenship: the Connected Communities approach to research and network engagement (Prof. David Morris, Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Community, University of Central Lancashire)

14.40 The impact of social media on connectedness and how to promote social connectedness (Elvira Perez Vallejos, Associate Professor, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health & Digital Tech)

15.30 Panel Discussion

16.00 End