A workshop session delivered jointly by a facilitator and a user of mental health services.
To discuss adherence to medicines and treatments; relate this to practice through group work and discuss this with a user of mental health services.
Example learning outcomes (can be tailored to individual needs):
• To be able to relate theory to practice and give examples of techniques to achieve adherence
• To be able to describe the key issues around adherence and shared decision making
• To be able to define compliance; concordance and adherence and why these are helpful terms
• To have the opportunity to ask questions directly to a user of services
Comments from attendees include:
• Real life experience better learning environment
• Fascinating and very brave to explain one’s highs and lows to strangers. Thank you x
• Great hearing first-hand experience
• Good balance of theory and practice
• Sam’s talk was brilliant and really helpful
• Brilliant having opportunity to speak to someone who has been through it
• Found the opportunity to question a service user very beneficial. To hear first-hand what he found good and bad during his experience in the mental health system
• The user of services sharing their views on meds, treatment and compliance, concordance and adherence
• Shared info. from a person with own experience& what he identified are characteristics that made a good nurse & the honesty of his own concordance with meds.
• Your honesty
• Providing insight into personal experiences and services
• Nice to hear someone speak honestly about concordance from a service user’s perspective, especially from not taking meds. Perspective
• Learning in-depth about adherence, concordance and compliance
• The way our guest was talking about his experience was great, very interesting; honest …just real’
For more information on tailoring the service to meet your needs and the cost contact:
T: 01872 248 327
We are also happy to discuss other arrangements such as setting up regular sessions, peer review groups, experiential learning and e-learning.