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The Bridge                                                      Issue 33

Bridging the gap between research and practice

This edition of The Bridge, rather than focussing on one of our research programmes, focuses on what’s been happening with RCOMH generally. We just want to keep you update with some of RCOMH’s activity.
World Federation of Occupational Therapists Survey of Mental Health

Following on from the SIPPS study conducted by RCOMH, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) have commissioned RCOMH to conduct a global survey of mental health as part of their Mental Health Master plan. Dr Katrina Bannigan, Dr Jane Cronin-Davis and Dr Alison Laver-Fawcett will lead the project. Students from York St John University will work with Dr Katrina Bannigan on the data collection and data analysis for their dissertation as a students as co-researchers (ScoRe) project. More details will be posted when the project starts in late September 2011.

Letter to the British Journal of Occupational Therapy

WritingThe RCOMH steering group has recently had a letter published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy. The letter was written in support of another occupation based research initiative, the housing adaptation genome project, which has adopted a strategic approach to developing research. The letter also provided the opportunity to promote the work of RCOMH. If you would like to read the letter in full see RCOMH Steering group (2011) Developing a housing adaptation genome project (Letters to the editor) British Journal of Occupational Therapy 74(6) 294

What’s been going on?

Have you visited our new look website recently? Hopefully you will find it clearer and easier to navigate. As well as reformatting the webpage we have also developed

If you have any views about our website please let us know contact our Information Manger Hannah Spring (h.spring@yorksj.ac.uk) or RCOMH rcomh@yorksj.ac.uk

New date for your diary - RCOMH International research symposium 2012

FlagThe Research Centre for Occupation & Mental Health will now hosting their International research symposium in Stockholm, Sweden on the 22nd/23rd May 2012. Its aims are to develop international research bids related to boredom and a consensus statement about multi centre studies. The symposium will be open to researchers from around the world but numbers will be strictly limited to 18. Further details about how to apply for a place will be available soon. In the meantime, as the symposium will be held just before the COTEC conference, which is in the same week, we wanted to highlight that the closing date for the submissions of abstracts is 5 October 2011.

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Have you got something to share about occupation mental health?

We now have 532 contacts who receive every edition of The Bridge and our analytics reveal that most contacts open most editions. Therefore, if you have something to share about research related to occupation and mental health with the wider mental health community why not contact Hannah Spring our information manager? She manages The Bridge and you can arrange with her to submit a short article for submission to the next edition of The Bridge or perhaps you might like to edit one edition of The Bridge?

Spotlight on Research

In this edition of The Bridge the Spotlight on Research focuses on two articles about qualitative research methods which are reviewed by Dr Katrina Bannigan

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