Events and workshops - Communication skills and psychosis: Practical skills for better communication
When your brother or sister is experiencing psychosis, communication within the family is all the more important. However, you can face large challenges in communication as your family learns to adjust to the situation.
Download the presentation: Communication skills and psychosis presentation
Catherine Gamble, keynotes speaker at Siblings Connect 2013, led this workshop. She introduced practical skills you can use to better communicate with your sibling if they have experience of psychosis, both while they are unwell and during their recovery.
Participants also had the chance to think about communication within their family and the role siblings can play in their brother or sister's recovery.
We discussed common communication issues within families affected by mental illness and practical skills you could adopt with your sibling and family and how you could learn to apply them.
Do you want tips on communication skills?
You can watch Catherine Gamble's video with tips for siblings here:
Who led this workshop?
Catherine Gamble is a Consultant Nurse who works for South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust.
Her role involves working with families and enhancing service provision for people with psychosis.
Catherine co-produces and runs evening skills workshops and recovery programmes for friends, families and carers from the South West London and St Georges Recovery College.
Funded by the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust, Catherine gained national and international recognition as a founder of a “Gold Standard” evidence based psychosocial family based intervention training for mental health practitioners.
Catherine represents Mental Health Nursing on a newly formed Prime Ministers Nursing Quality Care Forum; has published widely and her PhD submission is seeking to develop and test the acceptability of a role inventory tool for Family Peer Support Workers.
Catherine was elected by colleagues to deliver the prestigious Eileen Skellern memorial lecture in 2007 and won the Royal College of Nursing’s Mental Health Nurse award in 2008.
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