Series 3 of the Going Beyond podcast comes out today, a podcast for people working in the homelessness sector. In Series 2, we spoke about the effects of working in the homelessness sector on individual wellbeing, looking at managing stress, burnout, the effects of vicarious trauma and the importance of debriefing and reflective practice.
For this series, we have decided to focus on exploring good practice for supporting individuals experiencing homelessness who have complex health and care needs. The series will cover dual diagnosis, physical health needs, hoarding, self-neglect, and brain injury. In each episode, we will speak to a guest who will tell us about their roles and expertise and provide practical tips for frontline staff to deliver good practice.
In our first episode, we are joined by Adam Clayton, Interim Service Manager within the Greater Manchester NHS Mental Health Trust and Dr Michelle Hacking, clinical psychologist, who works alongside Adam in their dual diagnosis team. We talk about the link between homelessness and co-occurring conditions and discuss what good practice looks like in terms of being able to effectively support individuals.