SUGAR members and staff from the School of Health Sciences at City University London collaborated on a stimulating, fun and informative workshop at the 2oth international Network of Psychiatric Nursing Research conference, at Warwick University on 19th September 2014.
Entitled ‘SUGAR in Everything!’, the workshop explored all six themes of the conference using a range of methods that included spoken personal accounts of involvement with SUGAR from members and researchers; video contributions from collaborators Professor Len Bowers (London), Professor Kazuyo ‘Kay’ Kitaoka (Japan) and Dr Leonie Cox (Australia); a colourful booklet in comic style; a giant sugar cube dice and an incredible ‘Come to SUGAR’ rap.
Themes addressed included contemporary practice in mental health nursing research; innovation in teaching, learning and practice; involving people – where has it got us?; building new knowledge for effective practice; methodologies, methods and magic; and reflections and reminders.
The atmosphere was buzzing and the SUGAR workshop was praised by many attendees and received good coverage on Twitter via the hashtag #NPNR2014 and username @SugarSolution.
Thanks to all who contributed to preparation and on the day, and to those who attended.