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WORKING TOGETHER: DEVELOPING & SHARING
KNOWLEDGE IN MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH
Wednesday 7 July 2010
THE BENEFITS OF PARTNERSHIPS
WITH UNIVERSITIES
Professor Tony Lavender
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dean Faculty of Social & Applied Sciences
Dr Lona Lockerbie
Head of Forensic Psychological Services, Kent & Medway
Partnership Trust
PARTNERSHIP: DEFINITIONS
“An association of two or more people, two or
more parties usually for mutual benefit.”
Oxford Dictionary
Vary in formality from legally constructed to loosely
connected.
Common interest – mutual benefit is key – alignment of
strategic goals.
PARTIES TO PARTNERSHIPS IN MENTAL HEALTH
NHS Trusts
Universities
Primary Care Trusts
Strategic Health Authorities
Local Authorities
Children’s Trusts
Prisons
Probation Services
Police
Social Enterprise Organisations
User & Carer Groups/Organisations
Charities
Private Providers – residential and day care
Employment agencies
Professional Bodies
(not exhaustive)
WHY PARTNERSHIPS WITH UNIVERSITIES
• Key areas for University:
– Programmes
– Research
– Knowledge Transfer
WHY PARTNERSHIPS WITH UNIVERSITIES
• Expertise subject areas, research methodologies and
organisational processes
• Multi agency & multi disciplinary work
• Networks of staff and organisations - national & international
• Access to and knowledge of external and internal funding
opportunities (research and knowledge transfer)
• Bid writing expertise
• Collaborating to improve mental health across communities
and within our own organisations.
CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY’S
OFFER
• Addressing mental health issues requires multi
agency and multi disciplinary working which draws
on a broad range of expertise.
• Faculty of Health & Social Care
– Nursing (including Mental Health), Social Work,
Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy
– Centre for Health & Social Care Research
– Dementia Services Development Centre
CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY’S OFFER
• Faculty of Education
– Training of teachers across primary and secondary
– pastoral support
– Research & policy development – evaluation of
Baby Room to Sure Start to learning processes
• Faculty of Business & Management
– Leadership & Management Development – strong
focus on public sector
CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY’S OFFER
• Faculty of Social & Applied Sciences
– Applied Psychology and Psychology
– Sports Science – physical activity for health benefit
– Law & Criminal Justice Studies
• Inter-Faculty Collaborations
– Research Centre for Children, Schools & Families
– Arts & Health – Sliver Song Club
– South East Coastal Communities – Swale initiative
‘Creating Healthy Communities’
SPECIFIC COLLABORATIVE OPPORTIVIES
• Research and Impact
– Collaborative research bids – NHS funding, research
councils, Nuffield, Leverhulme etc
– Supporting NHS research through student research –
Doctoral and Masters Level
– NHS staff registering for PhD & Masters – academic
supervision – individuals and small cohorts (e.g. Arts
Therapy cohort)
– Collaborating on research and influencing policy e.g.
Paralympics and learning disability, physical activity
and Government policy, publishing in mental health
nursing.
SPECIFIC COLLABORATIVE OPPORTIVIES
• Knowledge Transfer
– Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
– Higher Education Innovation Fund – research and
knowledge transfer projects
– Organisational & team development – problem
solving
– Mediation & conflict resolution
– Mentoring & clinical supervision
– Employee Assistance Programmes
– Innovations & taking to market
PROGRAMMES
• Pre Qualification: To Registration
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Nursing
Social Work
Speech & Language Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Clinical Psychology
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (High &
Low Intensity Therapists)
(Student placements vital to all training and
understanding and using research is vital to
developing evidence based practice and practice
based evidence)
PROGRAMMES
• Post Qualification
– Continuing Professional Development for all above
and Service Managers – from short courses to
Masters/Doctoral programmes.
– Development of research competencies of staff means
better use of research findings in practice and more
research being undertaken.
– Helps organisation achieve objectives and enhance
reputation.
PARTNERSHIP WORKING
Much to collaborate about
And now:
Experience from a partner’s perspective – the
reality
KMPT - PARTNERSHIPS
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Helps with grant applications
Increases research numbers and manpower
Sharing of expertise
Training in research methodology
Helps meet Care Quality Commission standards
Helps meet NICE guidelines
Promotes evidence-based practice
www.kmpt.nhs.uk
Current Partnerships
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Canterbury Christ Church University
University of Kent at Canterbury
Pharmaceutical companies
Mental Health Research Network
Kent Fire Brigade
www.kmpt.nhs.uk
Progress
• Collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University and
Oxleas NHS Trust
• Carers Research – “Care Givers Support within Forensic
Mental Health Services”, which
– has brought money into the Trust which will support future
research
– will improve patient care
– will promote compliance with CQC standards
www.kmpt.nhs.uk
Clinical Psychology Trainee Research
• Currently 9 studies ongoing, which will
– Improve patient care
– Increase compliance of standards
– Lead to recruitment of professionals
www.kmpt.nhs.uk
Research Fair
• Canterbury Christ Church University – Clinical Psychology
Course – annual research fair
– A forum for the NHS to advertise research interests
– Provides the workforce to take research ideas forward
– Results can improve patient care
– Promote compliance with standards
www.kmpt.nhs.uk

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