ESRC Seminar Series ‘Re-imagining professionalism in mental health: towards co-production


Lead: Dr Pamela Fisher, Senior Research Fellow, University of Leeds
International coordinator for the WUN initiative, Resilience and service providers
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Key Words: Resident in: UK; Working in: UK, ; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/website, Communications, Education, Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar),  Policy/Commissioning, Policy, Publications/CUP series, Research/philosophy, Research, Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork; Related Area(s) of Interest: Ethics, Social and Political Sciences, Health Services Research, Regulation, Law; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Co-production, Wellbeing and Mental Health, Professionalism, Resilience and Social Justice
Brief Description of Work: This seven part series focuses on developing new approaches to professionalism in mental health based on a fundamental democratising of relationships. The focus of the series is how authentic power-sharing between service users, peer support workers, informal carers and professionals can be achieved. The project is running alongside a collaboration convened by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). Further WUN projects focusing respectively on resilience in young people and on health and social care providers are being developed. As with the seminar series these projects involve international collaboration with contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds (communications studies, medicine, social work, sociology).
Read more:  ESRC Seminar series Reimagining professionalism in mental health: towards co-production.
ESRC Co-production blog
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WUN Resilience and young people’s website