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A provocation: How does public digital policy avoid the dumpster fire?

The following the text of a provocation delivered by Mark Brown to The Digital Humanity in Health and Care seminar series at Futurelabs in Leeds on 27th June 2017. We invented policy as a way of making things happen.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Angel of History: #mentalhealth and technology at #mindthegap2017

The following is the text of a keynote speech given by Mark Brown to ‘Mind the Gap’ the Newcastle Students Union Mental Health Conference on 29th April 2017. The live stream of this speech can be viewed here  I’ve been … Continue reading

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“The future of #mentalhealth is as yet unwritten”: The Marion Beeforth Memorial Lectures 2017

The following is the text of The Marion Beeforth Memorial Lecture ‘The future of mental health is as yet unwritten’ delivered by Mark Brown to the 18th Annual Carer User Education Mental Health Conference on 5th April 2017 at The … Continue reading

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Winter is coming: moral duty in digital mental health #mhqt

The following is the text of a short talk given by Mark Brown as part of the panel discussion ‘Digital Mental Health: Waiting for the Great Leap Forward‘ which took place at The institute of Education, London as part of … Continue reading

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In defence of frugal innovation in public sector space #pddigital16

This is the full text of a talk given by Mark Brown at People Drive Digital in Leeds on 28th of November 2016 in support of the motion: This house believes frugal innovation has the potential to create better solutions … Continue reading

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New research beginning into safety in mental health inpatient spaces

Mark Brown explores a newly launched research project exploring safety in mental health inpatient settings Mental health inpatient wards are supposed to be safe places.  They’re where we find ourselves when we are at our most vulnerable. The question of … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Brexit: there is no new normal

Mark Brown (@markoneinfour) tries to collect together some of the questions and worries for mental health as a sector and for those that experience mental health difficulties posed by June 23rd’s EU referendum vote. On 24th of June 2016, a … Continue reading

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Provocation for innovation 3: Frugal innovation – making good stuff happen with eff-all cash

On 14th of April 2016, Mark Brown (@markoneinfour) ran a mental health minihack at Marmalade, the fringe of the Skoll World Forum in Oxford.  In preparation he prepared three provocations to put to attendees for areas where it would be … Continue reading

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Provocation for innovation 2: In mental health communication is flakey

On 14th of April 2016, Mark Brown (@markoneinfour) ran a mental health minihack at Marmalade, the fringe of the Skoll World Forum in Oxford.  In preparation he prepared three provocations to put to attendees for areas where it would be … Continue reading

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Provocation for innovation 1: Payment by Results – outcome measures – getting data – arranging payment

On 14th of April 2016, Mark Brown (@markoneinfour) ran a mental health minihack at Marmalade, the fringe of the Skoll World Forum in Oxford.  In preparation he prepared three provocations to put to attendees for areas where it would be … Continue reading

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