Are service users the key to systems change?
‘Going from a food fight in KFC to a round table with the Home Secretary felt normal’ We’re delighted to welcome our first guest blogger, Dr Olive Moloney of MAC-UK, a service that’s revolutionising the way mental health services are delivered to young people who offend. Here she shares reflections on her learning journey with MAC-UK, including […]
Pride of Polmont
Charlotte Bozic attended the premiere of ‘Home: A Philosophy’, performed by inmates at HMYOI Polmont. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the performance of ‘Home; A Philosophy’ devised by Jeremy Weller and Mark Traynor of the Grassmarket Project in partnership with Fife College and Creative Scotland, and written and performed by Polmont HMYOI […]
Youth Justice Conference 2014
Linda Robb looks back at two of the biggest days in the CYCJ calendar… After all the planning, the decisions, the indecisions, the months of organisation, the anticipation, the last minute glitches, here we were at the 7th annual National Youth Justice Conference in Dundee. Allegedly the sunniest city in Scotland, there was not much […]
When was the last time you opened your paper, and shuddered at a headline that involved ‘thugs’ ‘yobs’ or Glasgow grown favourite ‘neds’? The answer should be: hopefully not in a while. The type of tabloid fodder that used to work us into an apoplectic state as we sat at our breakfast tables – where […]
The last taboo?
Death cafes, getting on with it and unresolved grief – Nina Vaswani takes a brave look at the subject that affects us all but which we struggle to talk about… So I’ve been thinking a lot about death recently – morbid huh? But whether we like to think about it or not, death is an […]
Self-confessed “research geek” Nina Vaswani ponders her career direction and accessibility/credibility issues as the worlds of social media and academic publishing continue on a collision course… I have been thinking quite a lot recently about why I am doing research. Don’t worry, I’m not having a crisis of confidence about my chosen career, but I have been reflecting on what […]
Should we be bothering the Gods of Knowledge?
Charlotte Bozic attended the UK’s first Knowledge Mobilisation Forum, which took place in London. Here, she talks about knowledge gods, Second Life and why knowledge mobilisation really is worth the bother. ‘Knowledge mobilisation…why bother?’ If the query of one delegate had been taken literally, it could have ended the discussions at the first UK Knowledge […]