Another great episode in this series.

Important reflections on the contrast between workplaces that support and value the well being of the staff within them, and those that don't.

Must watch for leaders within #mentalhealth services who wish to create compassion cultures.

1:55 - 3:40

Great description of "homely" team where the health of staff was prioritised by the manager and colleagues "had each others' backs".

4:05 - 4:15

Contrasted with a workplace where in response to a toxic workplace culture she was "given the message" that "their was something wrong me", creating a "deep sense of shame".

4:43 - 4:55

"It helped to know I wasn't the only one"

The importance of #peersupport in understanding systemic impacts on our #mentalhealth.

8:00 - 9:05

"I wanted to #advocate or #enable people to #speakupfor themselves, for people to have the #rights they should have, and live the #life they should have."

On her reasons for working in #mentalhealth as someone with #livedexperience.

9:45 - 11:15

On the #toxic culture of "work harder" "give more" and the damage it causes to #Mentalhealth professionals.

Compared with #compassion focused cultures where "we take #care of ourselves, we take care of each other whilst we take care of the people we're seeing."

12:12 - 13:10

On responses for colleagues on #returntowork after personal leave and the role of work pressure in destroying #compassion between staff.

15:40 - 16:58

On moving from "doing mode" to the "nurture zone" in mental health workplaces and "bringing teams together" to "take care of each other".

And finally,

"Self #compassion is at the core"... "building a foundation of #strength".

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11 Nov 20
Another great episode in this series, this time touching on #academia, #class and #traumainformed understandings of distress.

I love how @themichjam's #livedexperience informs her understanding of the change we need to see in #mentalhealth systems.


"You're such an inspiration!"

"Are you safe to be here?"

On responses from mental health professionals when identifying as person with #livedexperience during guest lectures.

"Over the years, I just got angry and that's why I decided to start speaking about it"

On the choosing to share #livedexperience as a form of activism.

Read 12 tweets
28 Oct 20
I now know why my colleague mentioned @Rufusmay to me.

I love the way he proposes telling stories, and being creative, playful and vulnerable as a way of bringing our whole selves to our work.

Highlights below...

2:00 2:35

"Until you or a relative experience it, it's another world [...] If you're sectioned you lose your rights, and things get done to you...

...I think it really changed my life."

On the influence of experiencing involuntary treatment on his career.

2:35 - 3:05

"When I managed to return to education I thought, "I want to make a difference" and go back into the #mentalhealth system and promote a more listening approach...

...I didn't feel I'd been listened to."

Read 21 tweets
27 Oct 20
I know I'm a little behind but loved catching up on this episode today.

Particularly like Dr Schreiber's reflections on the implications of "us and them" between service users and professionals, for the quality of public #mentalhealth services.

Highlights to follow...

1:00 - 2:51

"...noticing that their were divisions between staff and patients."

Reflecting on first encountering the "us and them" as an assistant psychologist working in inpatient unit.

2:33 - 3:30

"...being really incredibly anxious about what would happen if a young person told [...] another staff member... just seemed like a massive taboo."

On professionals sharing #livedexperience with service users.

Read 14 tweets
20 Oct 20
It took me a while to get to this episode but so glad I did.

Dr Linacre touches on so many important issues with regard to the sharing of lived experience by mental health professionals.

This will be a long thread.

10:37 - 11:25

On recognising the double-edged nature of our personal qualities. How qualities that predispose us to mental health difficulties might also be strengths.

11:43 - 12:25

On how personal experiences of #stigma towards disability and #Ableism motivated him to work with people with learning disabilities.

Read 15 tweets
9 Oct 20
Seriously, if you work in #mentalhealth and haven't checked out this series yet, do yourself, your colleagues and your staff a favour.

This episode touches on more of the themes identified in my scoping review into the sharing of #livedexperience in the workplace...

7:30 - 8:40:

"We never talked about it"

"We can't let the cat out of bag"

On supervisors not being comfortable discussing episodes of mental health challenges.

10:39 - 11:25

"I was just really worried about what would happen"

On fear of disclosing during clinical training.

Read 12 tweets
22 Sep 20
This series just keeps getting better.

Great conversation around the intersections of #mentalhealth #stigma and structural #racism and bring our whole selves to our work as mental health professionals

Definitely worth watching the whole 40 minutes but highlights for me... 1/7
1:40 - 2:15

"I'm more of a them than I am an us"

The "us and them" dichotomy in #mentalhealth professions.

4:55 - 5:35

"It was a sharing culture"

On a workplace that supported the sharing of #livedexperience and it's impact on the well being of staff.

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