Launched in November 2018, the Spectrum Centre's on-line resource is designed by professionals, researchers, and people with lived experience. Using multi-media, it aims to give professionals and service users alike, a focus for their work on recovery. Personal experiences are used to show what a recovery journey can feel like, and professionals also look at how best to deliver interventions, to ensure that recovery is built around the specific skills, aspirations, and goals of the individual.
Online Multi-Media Recovery Resource
The resource uses an animation, video interview, and an on-line e-booklet, to give a range of views as to how recovery needs to be understood as a very individual experience, and how it should be built around the idea that we can progress whilst living with Bi-Polar, and indeed any mental health issue.
The Resource itself is now available to use from our repository, where we will ask you for some basic information as part of our plan to understand how the resource is used and how it may be developed. The resource will then be sent to you by email.
The Launch event, held on the 21st November 2018, included a number of short presentations from professionals, academics, and service users, who explain their thoughts on different aspects of recovery. These are available to watch via YouTube and the links are below.
Launch event welcome message
Professor Fiona Lobban, Lancaster University, provides some background to the Recovery in Bipolar Disorder event.
Recovery Event PhD Research
Lancaster University PhD students Barbara Mezes and Nadia Akers talk about their research projects and how they relate to the event.
Personal Recovery from Bipolar UK's Perspective
CEO of Bipolar UK, Simon Kitchen, provides the organisation's perspective on personal recovery.
Bipolar At Risk Trial
Sophie Parker, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust and University of Manchester, discusses her recent feasibility study.
Stubbylee Community Greenhouses
Souta talks about her role in this very successful community garden project in Bacup.
Understanding what helps or hinders personal recovery
Alyson Dodd, Senior Research Fellow at Northumbria University, discusses the role of beliefs about mood swings.
Horticultural Therapy - A personal experience
Chris Lodge talks about his involvement in an informal coaching and mentoring project based on the use of horticultural therapy.
Bipolar Recovery is rarely an individual journey
Fiona Lobban asks delegates to think about how we involve the people around the person who is experiencing their Bipolar journey.
Recovery from the perspective of a therapist
James Kelly, Clinical Psychologist with the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, reflects on the process of recovery-focussed therapy from the perspective of therapists.
Mood on Track Programme
Mark Stevenson, Specialist Practitioner with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust talks about the Mood on Track Programme, which has been run throughout the Lancashire Care network area over the last few years.