02 July 2012
The posters have met with great acclaim
More than 120 service users, members of GCU staff and students attended a unique poster exhibition by second year mental health students to raise awareness of the understanding of mental health problems.
The event was designed as a showcase of students’ growing understanding of recovery in mental health and the posters have met with great acclaim from experts in the field.
Mental Health Academic Module Leader, Margaret Caldwell, said: “There was strong emphasis throughout the module on the perspectives of service user and carers, with the aim of developing students’ knowledge and understanding of recovery. This was further strengthened by the input of practitioners who have experience of supporting people on their journey of recovery. Students were asked to reflect on their new knowledge and understanding of recovery, and demonstrate that in a visual format.”
Visitors to the exhibition were asked to vote for the poster which they thought most strongly reflected the philosophy of recovery, in particular the importance of maintaining hope and optimism.
Second year mental health students, as part of the module Restoring Mental Health worked in small groups to create a visual representation of their growing knowledge and understanding of recovery in mental health. The poster which attracted the most votes was ‘Recovery Rollercoaster’ designed by Liz Burns, Hazel Thompson, Gemma Ferguson, Juanita Mckinley and Rhiannon White.
Comments from visitors to the exhibition included:
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