Back from the second workshop and spending some time on thinking about the workshop, the speakers etc.
The first speaker / presenter was Peter Beresford’s presentation on user involvement in research This was thought provoking in a professional and personal basis. He came across as someone who talked from professional and personal experience as a user of mental health services. He didn't use PowerPoint as he tries not to and only uses it when he feels it is relevant which is refreshing. He explained that user involvement is parallel to Action Research and that Action Research is concerned with action and research and that the one relates to and entails the other in some sort of dynamic relationship. Some of the things he mentioned included: