Impact & Evidence
The training was excellent in format, the focus on experiential learning really was outstanding. It was good to network with staff from other organisations and the handouts were useful to take back to colleagues. Participating in the workshop was a good mix of new learning and consolidating existing learning, overall one of the best training courses I have ever attended.
We are working on a number of mental health awareness raising projects and the Streetherapy work is informing our practice.
The importance of understanding Mental Health when working with gang affected individuals is vital. There is a lack of understanding with professionals and IINTEGRATE is the best workshop I've been on.
Particularly useful for training across teams, with tools that can be learned and implemented by non-clinical front line staff.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health journal article on INTEGRATE - ‘Service users as the key to service change? The development of an innovative intervention for excluded young people’ (the abstract can be viewed free of charge, access to the full article requires a subscription to Wiley Online Library)
The INTEGRATE model is cited in a Public Health England report released in January 2015 – The Mental Health Needs of Gang Affiliated Young People
The INTEGRATE model & case study cited in Future in Mind: Promoting, protecting and improving children and young people’s mental health & wellbeing report March 2015
Parts of the INTEGRATE model mentioned as MAC-UK cited in Guys and St Thomas’ charity learning paper on The Art of Involving People in Health Innovation.
The Mental Health Foundation external evaluation of MAC-UK’s Music & Change project, where the INTEGRATE model was originally developed – Executive Summary 2012