This paper examines the consequences of violence from mental health service users/patients on workers,
service users themselves, and others in their formal and informal networks, and addresses how best to
respond to workers and service users after such incidents. It also examines how best to involve service
users and staff in systems to identify triggers, and ways forward in individual situations and in systems
approaches in mental health settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 9th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry
EditorsPatrick Callaghan
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherKavanah, Dwingeloo
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print) 978-90-574-0144-2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2015
Event9th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 22 Oct 201624 Oct 2016


Conference9th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry


  • service user involvement
  • Mental health
  • violence
  • aggression
  • risk assessment
  • staff support


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