Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
#icswyork2019 over the next three days for tweets from the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health.
I was just asked - by someone preparing a session for young people in a secondary school - for some links to resources on children and young people's mental health. They were particularly interested in alternative/critical perspectives. My initial response is below, in case of use to others (though some links are Lancaster related). Please add ideas and suggestions:
The Think Ahead social work qualifying programme was launched in 2016, with the aim of providing a new, mental health focused route into the social work profession in partnership with employer organisations.
An independent evaluation has just been published, based on the experience of the programme over its first two years.Continue
Madness is a complex and contested term.…Continue
Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer?
The UK mental healthcare system is deemed by many to be failing its users, and lauded by many more as one of the best in the world. As a community of people who have journeyed through mental ill-health and well-being, we at Mental Fight Club have contemplated standards of care both abysmal and outstanding. Now, we want to instigate new thinking stemming from our collective…Continue
Supporting Student Mental Health in Higher Education
by Samuel Stones and Jonathan Glazzard
April 2019 2144pp ISBN 9781912508778
Student mental health is a key consideration in higher education with recent reports identifying a major gap in provision by universities and how ill-equipped…
Rachel Waddingham hears voices. The first time she heard them she was lying in a bed. “You’re so stupid”, “they are watching you”, “it would be much better if you just ended it all”. She was also convinced she was being watched, that she was at the centre of a conspiracy. She ended up dropping out of university and eventually was admitted to a psychiatric unit. “I began to hear the alien speak to me, and that alien told me that I was a murderer, that it could control me, that it was going to…Continue