2013 is sure to be a busy year for the Connecting People Study; we will be involved in a series of events throughout the year to introduce the intervention to a wider constituency of practitioners, managers, commissioners and users of health and social care services.
On Friday, 8th February Making Research Count at York have organised a half-day seminar to allow interested people to hear more about research researchers from Rosklide University in Denmark. Martin Webber will be talking about the Connecting People study and David Morris will be talking about the Connected Communities project led by the Royal Society for the Arts. The seminar, Community in Focus: Social Work Making Connections, will be held at King’s Manor in York from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm. The event It is free to Making Research Count members, mental health social workers and Approved Mental Health Professionals in the Yorkshire and Humberside regions. Otherwise, places cost £75 each. Please click here for more information and to book your place.
One week later, the Connecting People Study team are hosting a workshop for practitioners and managers interested in implementing the Connecting People Intervention in their agencies on Friday 15th February from 10.00am to 1.00pm at The Strand campus of King’s College London. The Connecting People Intervention Study Fast Track Workshop will feature a presentation about the intervention model and some interactive training exercises we use in the intervention training. As we are inviting all the participating agencies to attend, there will be an opportunity to discuss the on-going piloting of the intervention with people who are using it in their practice. We are also providing a free networking lunch to encourage participants to informally discuss their practice in the context of the intervention model. Please contact Meredith Newlin to book a place on this free event: firstname.lastname@example.org