Archives: Seminars

Coproduction in the Mental Health Built Environment

Coproduction has become a buzz phrase within the NHS mental health care. What does it really mean? How can designers, clinicians and architects truly meaningfully consult with people with lived experience – and get the most out of the experience to ensure that their plans are effectively coproduced? Issues of language and accessibility, hierarchy and… Read more »

INFORMED CHOICES – transparency between built environment and clinical risk management

Recognising the need for standardised product testing in the mental health built environment, DIMHN have been working for some years now on an independent testing solution in partnership with BRE – INFORMED CHOICES – a new global testing standard. Extensive research with the market, estates and clinician consultation have formed the backbone of this work, which is being launched formally… Read more »

The Design of Mental Health Inpatient Facilities and Its Impact on Service Users and Staff, What is the Evidence Telling Us?

Laura will be presenting the findings from two systematic literature reviews that she has led and delivered to inform the development of the mental healthcare built environment (mHBE) Quality Assessment Tool produced by NHS Scotland Assure and the Scottish Government. The systematic literature reviews identified, critically assessed and synthetised existing research on the factors of… Read more »

From Design to Impact: Understanding and Amplifying the Role of Expert by Experience in the Design of Mental Health Buildings and Spaces

This presentation will follow Jo’s journey from Architect to service user, and from service user to lived experience Advisor. It is an invitation to collaborate with evidence based, lived experience expertise, and will explore the need for, and potential of, lived experience advisors in the design of mental health spaces. Jo will provide insights into… Read more »