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'Working with Strengths' was published in May 2014 as a comprehensive resource for reviewing the literature and reflecting on strengths-based practice as applied to people in contact with services, as well as the strengths-focused development of practitioners, teams and organisations. It draws on the wider business literature as well as health and social care references to broaden the applicability of the ideas.

'Risk Decision-Making' was published in 2013 to help shift the focus from a tick-box culture to the realities of what good practice should be about. The manual and cd-rom provide the resources that should engage senior management in organisations, as well as the practitioners and multidisciplinary teams.

June 2007 saw the publication of the Working With Risk Trainers Manual and Practitioner Manual through Pavilion Publishing. The Trainers Manual provides a flexible two-day training programme, with the option of using any of the individual sessions as stand-alone training resources. The Practitioner Manual provides a set of practice-based risk tools with supporting guidance on how and when to use each. These materials also aim to discuss some of the wider risk issues and identify a key part of current research and literature. The practice-based tools are also supported by completed case examples.

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    Jointly written by Practice Based Evidence & ARW, this resource is of importance to everyone in mental health, social care and learning disability services, including primary care.

  • Assertive Outreach: A Strengths Approach to Policy and Practice
    Assertive Outreach: A Strengths Approach to Policy and Practice

    Primarily aimed at developing assertive outreach, but its focus on a strengths approach is applicable to all parts of the mental health system.

TEXTBOOKS

  1. Community Mental Health : Practical Approaches to Long-Term Problems” (1993). Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes (formerly Chapman & Hall, London).
  2. Helping Relationships in Mental Health” (1996). Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes (formerly Chapman & Hall, London).
  3. Assertive Outreach: A Strengths Approach to Policy and Practice”. (2004). Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone. (Written with Peter Ryan).
  4. The Art of Co-ordinating Care: a handbook of best practice for everyone in care and support. (2009). Brighton, OLM-Pavilion. (Written with Andrew & Roberta Wetherell).
  5. Risk Decision-Making: Working with risk and implementing positive risk-taking” (2013). Brighton: Pavilion Publishing & Media.
  6. Working with Strengths: Putting personalisation and recovery into practice” (2014). Brighton: Pavilion Publishing & Media.

CONTRIBUTORY CHAPTERS

  1. Ch. 12 - “The Assessment and Management of Risk” pp265-290. In : Charlie Brooker and Julie Repper (eds) “Serious Mental Health Problems in the Community”. (1998). London, Balliere Tindall.
  2. Ch. 26 – “Caring for the patient with substance misuse” pp961-989. In : M. Walsh (ed.) “Watson’s Clinical Nursing and Related Sciences” 6th edn. (2002). London, Balliere Tindall. (Written with Tara O’Neill).
  3. Ch. 22 – “Case management and assertive outreach” pp261-273. In: B. Hannigan and M. Coffey (eds) “The Handbook of Community Mental Health Nursing”. (2003). London, Routledge.
  4. Ch. 8 – “Assessing and managing risk” pp208-240. In: I. Norman and I. Ryrie (eds) “The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: A Textbook of Principles and Practice”. (2004). Maidenhead, Open University Press. (Written with Andrew Wetherell).
  5. Ch. 11 – “Working with risk” pp231-259. In: I. Norman and I. Ryrie (eds) “The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: A Textbook of Principles and Practice”. 2nd Edition (2009). Maidenhead, Open University Press. (Written with Andrew Wetherell).
  6. Ch 14 – "Funky Mental Health" pp238-250. In: C. Williams, M. Firn, S. Wharne and R. Macpherson (eds.) "Assertive Outreach in Mental Healthcare: Current Perspectives." (2011). Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell. (Written with Sue Jugon).

BOOKLETS

  1. Down Your Street : models of extended community support services for people with mental health problems” (1998). Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, London. (Joint authorship with Lesley Warner, Richard Ford, Sandra Bagnall, Catriona McDaid, Sonia Mawhinney).
  2. Active Outreach: An independent service user evaluation of a model of assertive outreach practice” (2001). Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, London. (Written with Roberta Graley-Wetherell).

ARTICLES

  1. You What, John ? ” (1992). Case Management Quarterly, R.D.P., London.
  2. Strengths Case Management : A Focus on Ability” (1995). Ergoterapeuten (Norwegian Journal of Occupational Therapy), 38(8):24-8.
  3. Managing Risk and Promoting Safety in the Community” (1996). Editorial feature for ‘CMHT Manager’, Issue 7 : Aug/Sept. Mental Health Foundation, London.
  4. Different pathways to employment” (1997). Offprint 39, The Open University School of Health and Social Welfare, Course K257 : Mental Health and Distress : Perspectives and Practice. (With Jill Reynolds).
  5. Assessing Personal Strengths” (1997). Argentina Journal of Occupational Therapy - Materia Prima, 1(2) : 5-6.
  6. Assertive Outreach : Implications for the development of the model in the United Kingdom.” (1999 - Hemming, M., Morgan, S. and O’Halloran, P.) Journal of Mental Health, 8(2) : 141-147.
  7. Balancing care and control : risk management and compulsory community treatment.” (1999, with Mark Hemming). Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Care, 3(1) : 19-21.
  8. Assertive Outreach : Risk-making or Risk-taking?” (2000).Openmind, 101: 16-17.
  9. Assertive Outreach : the importance of being focused.” (2000). Care Plan, 7(1) : 12-16.
  10. Scaling Paper Mountains” (2001). Openmind, 107: 20-21.
  11. They asked what I needed” (2002 with Roberta Graley-Wetherell). Mental Health Today, March pp 25-27.
  12. Practice based evidence” (2002 with David Juriansz). Openmind, 114: 12-13.
  13. Uncovering creative capability” (2002 with David Juiansz). Mental Health Today, July pp 25-28.
  14. Strengths-based practice” (2004). Openmind, 126: 16-17.
  15. Positive risk-taking: an idea whose time has come” (2004). Health Care Risk Report, 10(10): 18-19.
  16. Reshaping the risk agenda” (2005). Openmind, 135: 19.
  17. CPA: process of event?” (2007). Openmind, 143: 19-21.
  18. Visions of risk” (2007). Openmind, 146: 7-8.
  19. Learning Curve: Working with Risk” (2007). Mental Health Today, September pp36-37.
  20. One foot in the door” (2008 with Kirt Hunte). Mental Health Today, March pp32-35.
  21. Whose crisis?” (2008 with Kirt Hunte). Openmind, 150: 18-19.
  22. "Strengths Assertive Outreach: A Review of Seven Practice Development Programmes” (2008). Mental Health Review Journal, 13(2): 40-46.
  23. "Personalisation revisited" (2009). Openmind, 159: 10-11.
  24. “Positive risk-taking: a basis for good risk decision-making” (2010). Health Care Risk Report, 16(4): 20-21.
  25. “Making good risk decisions in mental health and social care” (2010). Health Care Risk Report, 16(5): 16-17.
  26. “Opportunities and risks of the personalisation agenda” (2010). Nursing Management, 17(2): 20-22.
  27. “A Risky Business” (2010). Learning Disability Today, August/September pp18-20.
  28. Reflective practice in staff training (2012). Open Mind, 172: 20-21.
  29. "How can 'Positive Risk-Taking' help build Dementia-Friendly Communities?" (2014). A 'Viewpoint ~ Think Piece' written with Toby Williamson (Mental Health Foundation), and published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation."

TRAINING MATERIALS

  1. Access to Employment, Volunteering, Education, Training and other Satisfying Activities.” Module 4, Section 8; Course K257 : Mental Health and Distress : Perspectives and Practice. The Open University School of Health Welfare and Community Education (1994/5 for 1997).
  2. Assessing & Managing Risk” (1998) Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, and Pavilion, Brighton. 2-part training package for practitioners and managers of Community Mental Health Teams :
    Part 1 - 2 day Trainers Manual;
    Part 2 - Practitioner Handbook.
  3. Implementing Assertive Outreach” (1999). Unpublished paper, with Deborah Davidson and Mark Hemming.
  4. Ch. 6 – “Individual Care Planning in the UK”. In : Thurstine Bassett (ed.) “Looking to the Future : key issues in contemporary mental health services” (2000). Pavilion, Brighton (for Mental Health Foundation - Certificate in Community Mental Health Care course). Written with Su Akbar-Khan.
  5. Ch. 7 - “Risk and Safety”. In : Thurstine Bassett (ed.) “Looking to the Future : key issues in contemporary mental health services” (2000). Pavilion, Brighton (for Mental Health Foundation – Certificate in Community Mental Health Care course).
  6. Clinical Risk Management: A Clinical Tool and Practitioner Manual.” (2000). Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, London.
  7. Learning and Development Resources”. On-line training materials jointly developed with Caroline Godleman to support the implementation of the Department of Health risk framework: Independence, choice and risk: a Guide to best practice in supported decision making’ (2007).
  8. Working with Risk.” (2007). A Trainers Manual & Practitioners Manual. Pavilion, Brighton.

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

  1. Are Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Services seeing the patients they are supposed to see?” A report of fieldwork visits for the National Audit Office (2007). Written with Jess Hudson, Kirt Hunte and Roberta Wetherell.
  2. Making the CPA work for you: service users & carers and the Care Programme Approach” (National Leaflet). Produced for the Department of Health in collaboration with ARW Training Consultancy (March 2008)
  3. Making the CPA work for you: service users & carers and the Care Programme Approach” (National Booklet). Produced for the Department of Health in collaboration with ARW Training Consultancy. (March 2008)
  4. Making the CPA work for you: service users & carers and the Care Programme Approach” (National DVD). Produced for the Department of Health in collaboration with ARW Training Consultancy (March 2008)
  5. Risk enablement” A Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) 'Frontline Briefing' publication by Rosie McNamara and Steve Morgan (February 2016)