Message from Founder Dr Natalie Kemp: The evolution of in2gr8mentalhealth
A message from Founder Dr Natalie Kemp about the next stages for in2gr8mentalhealth. It's about how to develop what is the heart's work to a fully funded business model and provision. Although the forum is temporarily offline, In2gr8mentalhealth is still live and kicking on Twitter @in2gr8mh and has a Facebook and Instagram page under its name. Also, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and blog-in-waiting www.in2gr8mentalhealth.blogspot.com
Dr Natalie Kemp on Live With Lucy, BBC World News 22.01.20
Dr Kemp is a clinical psychologist and Founder of in2gr8mentalhealth. in2gr8mentalhealth is a peer support forum for mental health professionals with lived experience of mental health problems. Natalie set up the forum after her own experience of a mental health breakdown in 2015 and recovery, in order to provide support to others and campaign to destigmatise mental health problems within the mental health professions themselves. All humans can go through difficult and distressing events that can understandably lead to a mental health problem at any point in our lives. When it is understood that people have a narrative as to how they came to be in pain, that narrative can bring people together and battle the isolation that stigma creates. Natalie's work intends to bring down barriers and open up conversations about mental health. She believes firmly in our common humanity and that the mental health professions themselves have a responsibility to be a beacon of destigmatising through modelling an openess about their own lived experiences and recoveries. This can instil hope, acceptance, support, compassion and normalisation of all of our human experiences. Natalie runs in2gr8mentalhealth voluntarily using donations and funds from part-time lecturing on this subject on clinical psychology training courses, and developing a guide with a team at UCL Unit for Stigma Research on the supporting and destigmatising of lived experience for clinical psychology training community. The in2gr8mentalhealth website and forum is temporarily down, in redevelopment, as the platform has become too large for Natalie to manage on her own on a voluntary basis. She is planning the next evolution of it. If you wish to support this via donation (see blog below) or if you are an app developer interested in digital mental health, please get in touch with Natalie at email@example.com, she would be delighted to hear from you. We are all in this together, peer support can help, nobody should feel alone. Blog about the redevelopment of in2gr8mentalhealth: https://in2gr8mentalhealth.blogspot.com/https://in2gr8mentalhealth.blogspot.com/ You can find the work of the UCL Unit for Stigma Research here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/clinical-educational-and-health-psychology/research-groups/ucl-unit-stigma-research-uclus
A message from Natalie, Founder of in2gr8mentalhealth, on World Mental Health Day
A message from Natalie, Founder of in2gr8mentalhealth, on World Mental Health Day. Natalie is a clinical psychologist working with the British Psychological Society and UK clinical psychology training courses, to destigmatise the lived experience of mental health problems in mental health professionals. This has been a campaign driven by her own personal experience of experiencing stigma and shame when breaking down in service as a mental health professional. We are all human and none are immune to mental health problems, and none should feel ashamed of having struggled. In fact, that very lived experience is to be valued in leading to increased personal wisdom, professional development and improving our mental health knowledge and services. More at www.in2gr8mentalhealth.com/blog Thank you
Why Consider the Mental Health of Mental Health Professionals?
As part of preparing for my interview at UCL Unit for Stigma Research, I practiced answering this question. This is one of the recordings I did to help me get ready for the day, I briefly talk about * background surveys and research * mental health stigma in general * breaking the idealisation of the 'always and forever containing' mental health practitioner when you need help * pressures of being in clinical psychology training * why it's not as simple as just providing a support service More details on surveys and publications can be found here: UCL Unit for Stigma Research Publications: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/clinical-educational-and-health-psychology/research-groups/stigma-research-uclus BPS statement on workforce and learner wellbeing policy: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-applauds-spotlight-psychological-wellbeing-nhs-staff-and-learners Results of the 5th Annual Survey on Workforce Wellbeing (of psychological practitioners): https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/bps.org.uk/files/Member%20Networks/Faculties/Leadership/DCPLM_240419_Amra%20Rao%20Blog%20Wellbeing.pdf I'm delighted to have got the job as research fellow at UCLUS . I'll be coordinating good practice guidance from our clinical psychology training courses Thank you for listening. Dr Natalie Kemp
Thinkspace whilst walking: Valuing lived experience in mental health in 2019
Taking a moment to blow out the cobwebs between Christmas and New Year 2018 during a long country walk. Recharging and thinking about valuing lived experience of mental health problems across the professions in 2019. Dr Natalie Kemp Clinical Psychologist with Lived Experience Founder in2gr8mentalhealth 29th December 2018
Hello From Natalie, Feedback and a Request For Help :)
Hello, I'm Natalie and the Founder of in2gr8mentalhealth, a web forum for mental health professionals with lived experience of mental ill health. We understand the hope and personal growth transformations that challenging experiences can gift, and give back! I'm reading out some anonymous feedback from the in2gr8mentalhealth forum about why professionals join and what they would like to see developed.. and a request from me for help to think about that, this is a learning platform and part of a new foray into opening conversations about something that has felt like a taboo. But why! If the mental health scene value and actively recruit those with lived experience into services as peer support workers.. what's happening when those with lived experience are professionals? There is a discrepancy in values here that is not necessarily deliberate, but a disjoint in thinking indicative of learning in it's infancy.
in2gr8mentalhealth thinks about the division of 'us and them' in mental health services, from the point of view of being mental health professionals who have also struggled with their mental health, many have also been service users. Can we help to understand the gaps in service and in thinking? Can we hold it all in mind?
Hello from Natalie, Founder of In2gr8mentalhealth, nearly first meeting time!
Hello from me, Natalie, Founder of In2gr8mentalhealth, talking about our upcoming first ever meeting, and the creation of in2gr8mentalhealth for mental health professionals with lived experience of mental ill health - as I am myself. Our community supports the destigmatising of mental ill health, awareness of mental health challenges as common to all humans regardless of role, and we seek to model being able to have positive conversations about being a help provider who has sought help. We raise awareness of the gifts our own struggles bring to our helping roles, and the wisdom of becoming ace at balancing self and other care in our professional roles. Find our growing community at: www.in2gr8mentalhealth.com or contact me about my work at: firstname.lastname@example.org And I got the date wrong, I launched in October 2017 not 2007! 😄 No such thing as perfect remember! Thanks for listening, Natalie