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The Bridge
Welcome to the latest edition of the Research Centre for Occupation & Mental Health’s e-bulletin, The Bridge.  Since the new year we have been doing lots of work on our new website, we have also updated the format of The Bridge.  Rather than lengthy articles in The Bridge you will find summaries with links to news and articles on our website.

As part of our website development we are also considering whether to extend our communications through facebook, twitter and/or linkedin.   Would you like to see RCOMH communicating through one or more of these social media?  Please take part in our survey at the bottom right hand side of the webpage and vote for the one you use the most.  www.yorksj.ac.uk/RCOMH

   
WFOT supporting RCOMH
The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) electronic newsletter was e-mailed to WFOT delegates and 70 member organisations on 11th February 2010, the edition included an article on the Research Centre for Occupational and Mental Health (RCOMH). We are delighted that WFOT is supporting the development of RCOMH by profiling the centre in its newsletter. Team RCOMH is also mentioned by Sam Shann, VP Finance in her report to WFOT Council members.

>> Find out about the international launch of RCOMH 
   

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Dr Sarah Cook

RCOMH would like to offer warm congratulations to Dr Sarah Cook, Programme lead for RCOMH’s Research Programme in Arts and Creativity. The College of Occupational Therapists (COT) recently announced, in the March issue of OT News, that Sarah is to receive the award of a College of Occupational Therapists Fellowship at COT’s annual conference in Brighton in June. The COT Fellowship is the highest honour that the College can bestow on one of its professional members.
 

   

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The emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people is too important to overlook - read the 22 March 2010 news release

>> Report from the National Advisory Council for Children's Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing

   
Rehabilitation Effectiveness and Activities for Life (REAL).
Read Dr Sarah Cook's update on the REAL study, particularly if you will be attending the College of Occupational Therapist's Annual Conference in June as Sarah will be delivering a related workshop

>> REAL study

   

Spotlight on Research

This month Genevieve Smythe from The College of Occupational Therapists reviews the article 'Supported education for adults with psychiatric disabilities: Effectiveness of an occupational therapy program'.  

>>  Read the full review 
 

   
Update from a PhD student 

Mary Birken, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, speaks about her PhD study and how it fits with the RCOMH research programme 'Occupation and working with people with psychosis living in the community'. 

 >> Read Mary's article 

   

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