D2: Co-production in mental health – giving patients back their power

Friday 29 March
11:00 – 12:15

Part A: Patient-controlled hospital admissions for patients with psychosis

Since 2014 the Stockholm City Council in Sweden has been running a patient-controlled hospital admission project for patients with psychosis. Patients are offered to sign a contract that allows them to decide if and when they want to be admitted to inpatient care for up to five days, without questioning by healthcare professionals. The purpose is to increase patients’ influence over the hospitalisation process, reduce the need for inpatient care, and improve quality of life.

After this session, participants will be able to:

1. Understand how patient-controlled hospital admission for patients with psychosis can be implemented in routine care, based on the experiences from the Stockholm City Council in Sweden
2. Understand the benefits of patient-controlled hospital admission for patients with psychosis, in terms of number and days of admissions and involuntary admissions, quality of life, and clinical global impression
3. Understand the differences between patient-controlled hospital admission and regular care for patients with psychosis, with regard to implementation issues, benefits, potential risks, and the experiences made by healthcare professionals involved in the project

Maria Smitmanis Lyle, Project Coordinator and Operations Developer, Centre for Psychiatry Research, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet; Sweden

Alexander Rozental, Licensed Psychologist and Researcher, Centre for Psychiatry Research, Karolinska Institutet

Part B: The Path to Co-Design: Create. Collaborate. Celebrate

Discover how the unconventional use of a co-design framework to improve patient care services impacted patients’ personal recovery from mental illness. Our Co-Design Model uses 6 steps to promote meaningful partnerships and minimize power imbalances between patients and staff. Learn the practical approach taken to co-design that minimizes power imbalances between staff and patients. Leave feeling inspired about the ways you can apply co-design to clinical and non-clinical initiatives.

After this session, participants will be able to:

1. Adopt a co-design framework within respective organisation
2. Apply co-design best practices to new initiatives.
3. Explore opportunities for clinical and non-clinical areas to utilize a co-design framework

Andrea Marshall, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, organisation Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences