Partners & Supporters
Good design can help to heal, but transforming mental-health facilities needs collaboration and teamwork. That’s our network’s purpose. Back in 2005, health professionals and designers started to work together. We encouraged service user involvement and soon our network began to grow. Now we’re a positive force for change with membership open to anyone with an interest in our work – from architects to nursing staff, from building contractors to service-users. We offer access to shared ideas and a forum for discussion. We provide access to cutting-edge research and education and encourage stakeholders to become active in creating better healthcare environments.Visit Website
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The Kingsway Group are specialist doorset and hardware manufacturers for the challenging mental health sector.
Our ethos of innovative design collaboration ensures we bring products for people who care, satisfying every need, and are certified, tested and proven to our offering. Our products are designed to work in a variety of care environments around the globe after being designed and crafted by professionals.
Our solutions include a range of fit for purpose anti-ligature and anti-barricade products which have been manufactured to the highest standards and have been proven to perform in the toughest and most challenging environments, including secure hospitals and prisons. The scope of our range covers handles, locksets, washroom fittings, privacy panels and general ancillary products.
Our project delivery philosophy of ‘define, refine and deliver’ means that the key project stakeholders are engaged and consulted through the process based on our vast experience of completed projects and current best practice. As thought leaders in behavioral healthcare environments we strive to push our best to something better.
The aim of Architects for Health is to promote and campaign for better healthcare environments through bringing together organisations and individuals who share an interest in excellence in the planning and design of healthcare facilities. Architects for Health is a non-profit making organisation for architects and any others who may share this aim. AfH is a RIBA linked society whose events are recognised for CPD accreditation. The annual programme of activities promotes a better understanding of current issues in health planning and design and keeps members informed across a whole range of topics in the health sector.Visit Website
NAPICU is a rapidly expanding organisation committed to developing and promoting the psychiatric intensive care speciality. The association was officially formed in 1998 although the roots lie 3 years previous
NAPICU aims to improve service user experience, outcome and promote staff support and development with PICUs/LSUs by:
- Improving mechanisms for the delivery of psychiatric intensive and low secure care
- Auditing effectiveness
- Promoting research, education, practice development
The association uses a number of tools and methods to meet these aims, including Quarterly Meetings; website; and the Annual Conference.
NAPICU publish their own Journal; Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care and they are always looking for papers.
One of NAPICU’s strengths lies in the fact that it is a truly multidisciplinary clinician led organisation.Visit Website
IHEEM is a Professional Engineering Institute, a specialist institute for the Healthcare Estates Sector. Promoting excellence in Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management and providing benefits to members to keep them up to date with developing technology and changing regulations.Visit Website