Mental Health and Communities: The MARCH network

Mental Health and Communities: The MARCH network

By Henry Aughterson
A series of interviews with researchers and practitioners across the UK focusing on assets for mental health within communities, the arts, and culture.
Follow MARCH on twitter: @NetworkMARCH
Follow me on twitter: @henryaughterson
Join the MARCH network: www.marchnetwork.org/
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Reading and mental health, with Professor Philip Davis

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Reading and mental health, with Professor Philip Davis
This week I talk to Professor Philip Davis, professor of english literature at the university of Liverpool and research partner of the organisation the Reader, who run shared reading groups around the UK in places like care homes, prisons, and mental health facilities. I really enjoyed this conversation with Phil, we talk about Shared Reading, research into the benefits of reading on the brain and well-being, and the overlap of literature, reading and mental health. Join the MARCH network: marchnetwork.org Follow MARCH, and myself on twitter:  @networkMARCH @henryaughterson  Please give us a rating, review, and subscribe on Apple podcasts or Google podcasts if you enjoyed, to help us reach more people! Also on Spotify. And do share the episode link with others. Phil Davis http://igel2018.no/keynotes/meet-the-keynotes-professor-philip-davis/ The Reader https://www.thereader.org.uk/
30:50
April 29, 2020
Social prescribing, transforming General Practice, and the Bromley by Bow centre with Sir Sam Everington
This week I talk to Sir Sam Everington, GP at the pioneering Bromley by Bow centre. We talk about social prescribing, personalised care, the evolution of the centre and the need to transform General Practice and doctor training.  Please give us a rating, review, and subscribe on Apple podcasts or Google podcasts if you enjoyed, to get 1/month updates of episode releases and help us reach more people! Also on Spotify. And do share the episode link with others. @henryaughterson @networkMARCH marchnetwork.org Bromley by Bow centre: https://www.bbbc.org.uk/ 
35:05
February 9, 2020
Museums on prescription with Professor Helen Chatterjee
I talk to Professor Helen Chatterjee, Biologist and former curator of the UCL Grant Museum. We talk about the role of museums in the community and her pioneering role in the rise of museums' involvement around mental health and health interventions, including her well-known Museums on Prescription projects. We also discuss the often very different forms of evidence in the world of the medical establishment compared with that of the community sector. We talk about the mechanisms behind which museum and arts interventions improve mental health; including discussing one of her studies on the use of arts by forcibly displaced migrants. Please give us a rating, review, and subscribe on Apple podcasts or Google podcasts if you enjoyed, to help us reach more people! Also on Spotify. And do share the episode link with others. @h_chatterjee @henryaughterson @networkMARCH marchnetwork.org Museums on prescription study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1353829217303878 Review of UK social prescribing schemes: http://create.canterbury.ac.uk/15655/ Study on arts + forcibly displaced migrants: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/2/e025465?utm_term=usage-042019&utm_content=consumer&utm_campaign=bmjopen&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=trendmd
28:30
December 15, 2019
Involving the community in General Practice, with Alyson McGregor of Altogether Better
I talk to Alyson McGregor, National Director of Altogether Better.  We talk about their model of Collaborative pratice, where they work alongside General Practices, and help them invite their local community in to lead exciting citizen-led groups, based on the assets they have. This might include peer-support groups, dance classes, walking groups, etc. It‘s a fundamental shift from the standard service-driven, often deficit-focused General Practice - towards a more asset-based, social model!  We also talk about the importance of relationship building in this area, and of cake!  Do give a subscribe/rate/review on Apple podcasts or Google podcasts if you enjoyed! https://www.altogetherbetter.org.uk @AlysonMcGregor3 @henryaughterson @networkMARCH  @al2getherbetter
25:42
November 17, 2019
Health humanities and Creative Practice as mutual recovery, with Paul Crawford
In the second episode of the series, I interview Paul Crawford: nurse, writer, and founder of the field Health Humanities. We discuss the field, medical and nursing school education, philosophical questions around research and education in general, and discuss community-orientated, creative approaches to mental health such as Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery.  Join the MARCH network: marchnetwork.org Follow MARCH, and myself on twitter, and more about Paul on the Nottingham university website: @networkMARCH; @henryaughterson, https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/healthsciences/people/paul.crawford Please give us a rating, review, and subscribe on Apple podcasts or Google podcasts if you enjoyed, to help us reach more people! Also on Spotify. And do share the episode link with others. Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery website, and inspiring videos from all the exciting projects: http://cpmr.mentalhealth.org.uk/ Paul's upcoming Florence Nightingale project: http://www.florencenightingale.org/ Paul's books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Paul-Crawford/e/B001HPFB8S?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_4&qid=1571576628&sr=1-4 Studies we discussed: Group drumming study: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0151136
25:35
October 20, 2019
Arts in health, singing and post-natal depression, and introducing the MARCH network with Dr Daisy Fancourt
In the first episode of the series, we interview the primary investigator and founder of the MARCH network, Dr Daisy Fancourt. We talk about Daisy's research around cultural engagement and mental health, singing in mothers with post-natal depression, and the importance of inter-disciplinary work. Join the MARCH network: marchnetwork.org Follow MARCH, Daisy, and myself on twitter: @networkMARCH ; @Daisy_Fancourt ; @henryaughterson Please give us a rating, review, and subscribe on Apple podcasts or Google podcasts if you enjoyed, to help us reach more people! Also on Spotify. And do share the episode link with others.  Studies we discussed: Singing and post-natal depression: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-british-journal-of-psychiatry/article/effect-of-singing-interventions-on-symptoms-of-postnatal-depression-threearm-randomised-controlled-trial/534122E539704BAEAC0824F9FCACC5A8 Cultural engagement and depression, using ELSA dataset: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-british-journal-of-psychiatry/article/cultural-engagement-and-incident-depression-in-older-adults-evidence-from-the-english-longitudinal-study-of-ageing/F25368CA79340C430B046A1DDDDC05B6 Socioeconomic status and cultural engagement: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953619304198?via%3Dihub  More publications by Daisy and her team: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/epidemiology-health-care/people/fancourt 
24:28
September 19, 2019