Wish has recently carried out research on behalf of:
The LankellyChase Foundation
An evaluation of the Irene Taylor Trust Music Project at Littlemore Hospital, Rampton Hospital Women’s Directorate and HMP YOI Holloway Healthcare Unit.
The evaluation explored:
- How arts projects can be used as a mechanism for opening the doors of secure establishments to external agencies
- To gain an insight into the impact the arts can have on people with serious mental health needs
- To look at how an arts project can impact on the perception of staff working in these settings
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
A scoping exercise of the implementation of the National Strategy for Women’s Mental Health: Into the Mainstream, Strategic Development of Mental Health Care for Women (DOH 2002), within the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
A review of user involvement practice in forensic settings. The final report from this research can be downloaded from the Publications section of the website.
Future Research Priorities for Wish
- To carry out research to assess how effective implementation of the National Strategy for Women’s Mental Health: Into the Mainstream, Strategic Development of Mental Health Care for Women (Department of Health, 2002) has been from women’s perspectives.
- The mapping of women’s organisations and mental health organisations.
- To explore the involvement of women’s organisations in supporting women’s mental health, and what support these organisations would find beneficial at an infrastructural level;
- To explore how mental health organisations support the delivery of gender specific services at all levels of the Criminal Justice and Mental Health System, and in the community; and
- To identify good practice in meeting the needs of women from Black and Minority Ethnic groups.
Copies of our previous research reports “Good Girls: Surviving the Secure System” (2000) and “Defining Gender Issues … Redefining Women’s Services” (1999) can be downloaded from the Publications section of the website.