News and events

Our annual reports summarise findings from review visits conducted each year.

  • August 2018
  • June 2018

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2019 Annual Forum

Members can book up to five free places.

Price for non-members is £150 per person.

This year's forum will be themed on quality improvement and will involve a number of talks and workshops from services and individuals have been heavily involved in QI projects. We aim for all attendees to walk away with new ideas to innovate and improve the quality of their service.

The key-note speaker for the event will be Sridevi Kalidindi CBE, the Royal College's 2017 Psychiatrist of the Year, who will be speaking on "Getting It Right First Time in Rehabilitation" and what is central to driving quality improvement.

A full programme will be shared shortly.  

Peer reviewer training

This is a great opportunity to train to become a peer or lead reviewer for AIMS Rehab. As a peer reviewer not only will you be part of another services quality improvement process, you will also be able to take your experience and learning's back to your own ward. CPD certificates are available for attending our training sessions and peer-reviews.

2019 Peer Reviewer Training Dates:

  • Summer training date and venue to be announced.
  • 22 October 2019 (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB). Please complete a booking form  (doc) and send to: to book your place.


AIMS Rehab Annual forum 17 May 2018:

Developing a quality network for mental health rehabilitation services

The third AIMS Rehab Annual Forum was held on Thursday 17 May 2018.

The day was attended by 129 rehab professionals and included a keynote speech from Professor Helen Killaspy, Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of the AIMS Rehab Advisory Group, a network update from the AIMS Rehab project team and eight workshops for members throughout the day.

Click here to download the programme from the day.

If you would like a reminder of the day or were unable to attend, below you will find all the presentations from the day. Please click on the title of the presentation to download.

Keynote Speech

Getting Our House in Order - Convincing others of the ongoing need for mental health rehabilitation services

Prof Helen Killaspy

Workshop 1

Placement Efficiency Programme - Ensure care quality at the best value

Sara Poutney, Matthew  Hodges, Jane Hannon

Workshop 2

From Institution to Enablement: The Sheffield Story

Julie Smalley, Maha Barlow

Workshop 3

The Role of Peer Support

Donna Bradford, Adam Partridge, Charlotte Smith, Darcy Woods

Workshop 4

The changing landscape of mental health rehabilitation-challenges faced adapting to recent guidance

Hilton Vera, Julie Cummins

Workshop 5

A Whole Team Approach: Through a Process of  Self-Review

Stephen Jones, Dr Ehab Morgan

Workshop 6

A mindfulness group intervention for patients with severe symptoms of psychosis

Maria Antypa, Ute Liersch

Workshop 7

Is Co-Dependency in Families a Potential Barrier to Service User Recovery and a Good Relationship With Professionals?

Veronica Kamerling

Workshop 8

Creating an Enabling Environment for Staff and Patients on a Rehab Ward

Rowland Woodward, Anna Cook

Project Team Update

AIMS Rehab Project Team Update

Eleanor Parker, Conor Booker

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