S22: Co-designing recovery beyond services & systems: How all therapeutic & supportive relationships can be co-created for the benefit of everyone.

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Authors: Ellie Hodges

Year: 2017

Event: 2017 TheMHS Conference

Subject: Change, Innovation, Reform, Clinical Issues,Service Systems, Delivery, Implementation Lived Experience, Recovery, Trauma-informed care

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

Abstract: Increasing attention is being placed on how services / systems can be co-designed with service users to improve their relevance and responsiveness. I suggest that therapeutic and supportive relationships on an individual level can also benefit from principles of co-production and co-creation.
This workshop would initially present information on the principles and processes of co-production, research related to its effectiveness and how these could be applied to the individual context. This will be intertwined with a discussion and general case example demonstrations of what this could look like in one-to-one therapeutic and support partnerships.
Throughout these exchanges I will draw on my own lived experience as a receiver of services as well as a clinician with many years’ experience supporting people with very complex lives.
Through this interactive workshop the knowledge, skills and experiences of the audience will be drawn on to provide depth to the conversation and an applied understanding to their own context and understanding.

Brief outline:
* Introduction of presenter
* Introduction to co-production
* The difference that co-production makes
* Are co-production and therapeutic / support processes aligned enough?
* How co-production principles could re-shape individual therapeutic support and partnership with individuals
* What could this look like in your context?
* What difference would this approach make to your own life and/or work?
Throughout 2016 Ellie was employed as a Trainer / Curriculum Writer for Diploma level qualifications in Mental Health and AOD. Her style is extremely interactive and draws on the experience in the room to inform the flow of conversation and matching it to the context and needs of the audience. After the initial setting the scene of content Ellie enters into dialogue and visioning with the group she is in front of. Feedback from her sessions has always been extremely positive with people commenting that they are inspired, leaving with a new energy for their work and have a new way of looking at things.

Learning Objectives
Learning Objective 1: The audience will leave with strategies for forming different partnerships with the people they either receive therapeutic support from or provide support to. They will also leave with more knowledge of co-production and how they could use that in their own lives or work.
Learning Objective 2: Co-production is being centralised in the reform of mental health services and if the learnings, principles and processes can be transferred to the partnerships formed at a one-to-one level the development pathways for people with lived experience open up and transform the way that they understand themselves, others and the services that support them.

Boyle, D. & Harris, M. (2009). THE CHALLENGE OF CO-PRODUCTION How equal partnerships between professionals and the public are crucial to improving public services. London: Nesta.
del Castillo, J., Khan, H., Nicholas, L. & Finnis, A. (2016). Health as a Social Movement: The Power of People in Movements. London: Nesta.

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