Therapeutic Relationships in Mental Health | 'Thinking under fire' Working with violent behaviour in forensic and mental health settings

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Therapeutic Relationships in Mental Health
'Thinking under fire'
Working with violent behaviour in forensic and mental health settings
Thursday 27th July 2023
8:00pm - 9:30pm BST
Online via Zoom
Recording available for 1 week


An online event looking at the effect of violence on those working in forensic and mental health settings. 

A number of recent studies have identified a significant increase in reported incidences of violence and aggression toward staff and other service users. Staff often tolerate high levels of physical and verbal violence in mental health settings. The mental health care system is under huge pressure as only the most disturbed are admitted to hospital and pressure on beds can mean that patients are discharged as soon as they show improvement.  Inpatient and community staff are having to deal with high levels of disturbance and risk. High levels of Violence in mental health systems may be a symptom of a system under pressure. 

Join us for a conversation that aims to outline the problem, identify some of the causes and finally think about some interventions that might make a difference. 

Chaired by Dr Jacqueline Bristow (Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist) 

Marcus Evans (Psychoanalyst, Registered Mental Nurse) will be in conversation with Dr Lydia Chambers (Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst) Jo Osimuwa (Nurse specialist) and Dean Hughes (Modern Matron, Forensic and Offender Healthcare services). The discussion will then be opened up to attendees.

Please note: This event will be recorded and available for 1 week to all registered participants. This is to allow international attendees to enjoy the event at a more appropriate time in their time zone. After this time, the recording will no longer be available.


Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers. We expect delegates to respect the confidentiality of clinical material discussed at our events. The content must not be recorded, conveyed or disseminated in any format and participants must not share access to the event with non-registered participants.


July 27th, 2023 8:00 PM through  9:30 PM
Online via Zoom
United Kingdom
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