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Good Practice Examples

This section gathers examples of work which builds on the PTMF and how it informs and influences practice.

For research into various aspects of the PTMF, visit the Research and Publications section.

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Systems and Organisations

  • Trauma-Informed Approaches in Adult Inpatient Mental Health Care

    Faye Nikopaschos and Gail Burrell

    The aim of this project is to develop a trauma-informed approach for adult acute inpatient mental health services, focussing on understanding mental health difficulties and therapeutic interventions.

  • A disorder for everyone

    These events, both online and in person, challenge the diagnostic model of distress and present a range of professional and survivor-led alternatives including the PTMF.

  • States of Mind Project

    Bea Herberts' 'States of Mind' project offers information, courses and resources to schools and young people, in order to promote the understanding of emotional distress from a non-diagnostic perspective.

    The project draws on trauma-informed practice and the PTM Framework among other approaches.

  • Creating Trauma Informed Organisations
    The PTMF is featured in this new set of resources from clinical psychologist Dr Karen Treisman about creating trauma-informed organisations. 

  • Mindful Healthcare
    Jane Hetherington [email protected]

    (1) Brief description of the context where PTMF ideas have been applied, and the roles of those involved.
    Mindful Healthcare is a company that was formed prior to the COVID pandemic to provide a more systemic and innovative, online approach to mental health initially, primarily to school children, adolescents and university students. The ethos is a non-medicalised approach to mental health and working with the reasons the young person is presenting with psychological distress not just the symptoms relating to the medical model and diagnosis. This is why the PTMF and the ideas encompassing it are such a good fit for the company and the ethos of the work. We work in a systemic, collaborative manner with the family, teachers and significant others with the aim of providing a speedier recovery than that which exists with current mental health services, additionally providing a range of therapeutic activities.

    Demand for mental health treatment is rising with a 5% year on year increase in schools. Mindfulhc uses technology to provide comprehensive, integrated, recovery programmes directly to those in need-delivered through an affordable online service. Mindfulhc’s new and unique approach treats, educates and builds resilience in young people who have experienced ACE’s helping them to change, recover and become stronger as quickly as possible 
    We work in a collaborative way with the young person and attempt to provide immediate access to support through our integrated programme. We have contracts with schools and several universities and now the limits of the pandemic are receding are actively seeking new avenues in which to introduce the service and new potential contract opportunities. I am a non executive Director and will be working to promote PTMF within our contracts and work with young people.

    (2) Details of feedback, articles, evaluations, outcomes, if available.
    Feedback is starting to be returned through our feedback forms and the use of CORE 34 outcome form this will be analysed and presented in the form of evaluations,reports and articles.

    (3) Future plans
    We are planning to expand on the technology with the development of a BOT which is evolving.
    We are also actively chasing new contracts in the education fields, universities, colleges, schools but also in social care and probation, criminal justice etc. I feel this is a difficult but exciting time and certainly there is a huge need for additional motivated, innovative services with well qualified practitioners and a professional PTMF ethos.

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