CONSULTANCY

Dr Helen P. Hamer, RN, PhD FNZCMHN
 is an independent nurse consultant with extensive years of experience in both physical and mental health settings, teaching and supervising clinical staff, and working with people on their journeys of recovery.

TRAINING 

Increasing the skills-base of all staff in the use of psychological strategies for long term conditions.

Helen partners with Debra Lampshire to deliver exclusive teaching and research projects.

SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

Concept design and implementation of "whole of systems" change.

Helen recently developed and implemented a partnership between Mental Health & Addiction Services and Primary Care Setting in South Auckland.

"How important it is for people with lived experience to be able to participate in the everyday activities that most citizens take for granted." - H. Hamer

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CONTACT HELEN

For more details on the above options and to discuss your specific needs,
CONTACT US FORM or email: helen@helenhamer.co.nz

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Book Wins Prestigious Educational Publishing Award

We are pleased to announce that on September 20, 2018, our book, Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach (2e),  was awarded best Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource – Blended Learning (print and digital). Awarded at the 2018 Educational Publishing Awards Australia.

Organised by the Australian Publishers Association (APA), the prestigious annual Educational Publishing Awards reward excellence and innovation in the industry. The event offers colleagues and industry professionals the opportunity to network and celebrate achievements. Awards are judged by a panel of peers

Ref: Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach 2nd Edition (2017). Edited by: Nicholas Procter, Helen P. Hamer, Denise McGarry, Rhonda L. Wilson, and Terry Froggatt. Cambridge University Press.

Ref:  http://edpubawards.com/meet-the-award-winners/

Ref:  https://www.cambridge.org/ca/academic/subjects/medicine/mental-health-psychiatry-and-clinical-psychology/mental-health-person-centred-approach-2nd-edition

Research Interests

  • Social justice
  • Rights
  • Social inclusion
  • Citizenship
  • Consumer-clinician alliance to promote research that directly informs mental health practice


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Training

  • Increasing the skills-base of all staff in the use of psychological strategies for long term conditions

Systems Development

  • Concept design and implementation of ‘whole of systems’ change

Helen recently developed and implemented a partnership between Mental Health & Addiction Services and Primary Care Setting in South Auckland.

Helen holds an honorary academic/research position at Yale University, USA where she conducts research within the Department of Psychiatry’s centre for citizenship studies. She is also honorary academic with The University of Auckland’s Centre for Mental Health Research and Social Justice in the School of Nursing.

Consumer-Clinician Alliance

Helen partners with Debra Lampshire to deliver exclusive teaching and research projects. The Hamer and Lampshire team brings innovative approaches to their teaching and research. They travel internationally for workshops, teaching, collaborating on research projects, key note speaking at conferences, and facilitating systems redesign.

"Acts of citizenship by mental health staff are often small gestures, embedded in practice, that have enormous positive impact on people’s recovery journeys. "  - H. Hamer

Attendees Comments

  • I enjoyed the group work, reminded me to be aware of my unconscious discrimination.
  • Great speaker made the group feel comfortable to ask questions.
  • Very well delivered, clear information and structured presentation. Enjoyed the interactive activity.
  • I have a better understanding of the person’s experience, and how to increase their resilience and decrease their vulnerabilities.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Dr Helen Hamer speaks about stigma and discrimination experienced by mental health service users, and previews a research study on experiences of social inclusion carried out by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. 

Presented at the World Suicide Prevention Day 2013 conference in Auckland, organised by Dr Annette Beautrais.

Debra Lampshire: Brief Bio

Debra is a Professional Teaching Fellow and Experience-Based Expert at the Centre for Mental Health Research and Social Justice. Debra has an extensive background in developing psychological interventions for enduring mental illness, bringing an innovative approach to voice hearing for staff working within clinical settings.

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Debra's TED Talk 2018 – Hearing Voices: Insiders Guide

DEBRA'S AWARDS

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