Research

research

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.

NSUN

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.

For more information about Wish’s research, past or present, please contact the Wish London office or email info@womenatwish.org.uk