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New Dates for Design in Mental Health Conference

Update to our conference dates – 24th and 25th August   There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the past 12 months navigating the Covid pandemic have been challenging.  Since the first national lockdown in March 2020, our lives changed overnight.  We changed our way of working, with virtual meetings becoming the norm.   The great […]

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Mental Health Place of Safety extension, Miranda House, Hull

  Who was involved Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust / Alessandro Caruso Architects (ACA) Project outcome The Trust appointed ACA to design an extension and improvement works of suite 136. Most importantly, the aim was to ensure the safety of staff and service-users and to improve the admission experience.  ACA’s specialist mental health architecture knowledge […]

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Contemporary Care Home, Fishbourne

Who was involved? Choice Care Group / Alessandro Caruso Architects (ACA) Project outcome ACA designed a contemporary care home in Fishbourne for Choice Care Group. The brief was to design high-quality residential care services for people with complex needs such as learning disabilities, autism, and mental health disorders. The Design A significant challenge ACA addressed […]

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New edition of The Network

Top stories inside The Network magazine this issue Inspiring Mental Health Hubs apply Best Practice Medical architects use their findings from Best Practice mental health facilities across the globe to inform the redevelopment plans for the St Pancras Hospital site in London. 21st century facilities must keep staff and users safe We know creating well […]

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Retiring DiMHN Chairman Jenny Gill

After 15 years involvement, and 7 as Chairman, Jenny Gill has decided to retire from the Board of the Design in Mental Health Network. While sad to lose her talent, knowledge and experience we are delighted Jenny has accepted the honorary role of Chair Emeritus. Tributes and recognition of her role in the expanding reach […]

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Important AGM Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Design in Mental Health Limited will be held on Wednesday, the 4th day of November 2020.  The meeting will convene at 12 pm and will be held virtually. Under section 324 of the Companies Act 2006 and article 19 of the Articles of Association […]

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Conference Programme and Speakers Announced

In June 2020, connect to the world of mental health design…… make connections, make progress. Make a difference. Design in Mental Health is the only UK event to focus on the design of mental health facilities with a clear focus on creating calm therapeutic environments for the benefit of patients and staff alike. Find the […]

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Philip Ross at the MHDF

            The Design in Mental Health Network (DIMHN) has a simple goal—to make mental health environments better for patient recovery and safer for staff. There is a lack of independent test guidance or testing for the challenges mental health environments present. The Network has spent the past 5 years developing a […]

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AGM 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Design in Mental Health Limited will be held on Wednesday, the 9th day of October 2019.  The meeting will convene at 12 pm at Manchester Central, Manchester. Under section 324 of the Companies Act 2006 and article 19 of the Articles of Association of […]

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Design in Mental Health 2020 Call for Presentations Now Open

This years Design in Mental Health conference takes place on the 9th & 10th of June 2020. Call for presentations are now open until the 28th October 2019. Now is the chance to have your say at the leading UK event focusing on the design, build, refurbishment, management and clinical provision of mental health environments. […]

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