Mary Macdonald
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Location (town and country)
Canterbury, Kent
Institution
Kent County Council
Discipline
Social Work
Job title
Strategic Commissioning Manager - Social Work Education Lead
Areas of interest and expertise
Mental health
AMHP Training
Social Work Education
ASYE
Reason for joining the mhhehub
Networking with AMHP Programme Directors and lecturers

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At 15:01 on November 14, 2013, Jill Anderson said…

A rather belated welcome to the mhhehub Mary.  It's great that you have joined.  I hope you will find things on the hub that are helpful to you, in addition to the AMHP group and chats. Any queries or suggestions, do just get in touch - either with myself or Bill Penson. Please pass the word around to colleagues, and help us to build the hub. 

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Blog Posts

Arts and Humanities in Higher Education - special issue

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 17, 2018 at 9:57 0 Comments

This Medical Humanities Special Issue critiques and reflects on narrative practices around medical, psychiatric and trauma care. This introductory article explores the affordances of patient experience narratives and scenarios to illuminate lives interrupted by medical and psychological crises while raising questions about the medical ethics, epistemological frameworks and potential pathologising of diagnosing complex conditions. It discusses the problematics and ethics of…

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Digital Technology for Mental Health - asking the right questions

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 15, 2018 at 16:26 0 Comments

We need your help to set the priorities for future research into Digital Technology for Mental Health. Please take part in this survey to select the 10 questions you think are the most important. It will take about 10-15 minutes and there are prizes to be won for taking part!

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Power Threat Meaning framework: new publication

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 15, 2018 at 15:14 0 Comments

The framework described here, the Power Threat Meaning Framework, is an over-arching structure for identifying patterns in emotional distress, unusual experiences and troubling behaviour, as an alternative to psychiatric diagnosis and classification. The document sets out the conceptual and empirical basis of such a system and is intended as a foundational intellectual resource. 
It is important to note that the framework is not tied to a particular level of explanation (social,…
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Personification Across Disciplines - call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 8, 2018 at 11:18 0 Comments

Personification Across Disciplines (PAD 2018) -An interdisciplinary conference at Durham University

17-19 September 2018

Keynote speakers: H. Porter Abbott (University of California, Santa Barbara), Gu…

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Journal of Disability Studies in Education: new journal

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 4, 2018 at 15:09 0 Comments

The Journal of Disability Studies in Education (JDSE) is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses upon the experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities in education. DSE focuses upon the overt and covert barriers to access to, and presence, participation and success in education for people with disabilities. JDSE will therefore examine the architecture and cultures of education across all sectors: early childhood education; elementary education; secondary education; higher…

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Emerging Proud - watch the film for free between now and 2 January 2018

Posted by Jill Anderson on December 20, 2017 at 18:30 0 Comments

#EmergingProud is a grassroots film made from a compilation of interview clips conducted by Katie Mottram, and clips sent in by people wanting to share their stories for the campaign. The #EmergingProud campaign aims to reframe so called 'madness' as the catalyst for a positive transformation, if properly supported and validated. This film was made possible thanks to those who #EmergedProud to share their personal stories, and the donations of the music and artwork featured in the…

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Medical Education - Mythology Special Issue

Posted by Jill Anderson on December 12, 2017 at 16:41 0 Comments

Myths and legends exist in every culture. Typically, they are so commonly believed that they are not noticed or questioned by most people within the culture. Even in this day and age of “evidence-based education” many myths survive through assumption, authority, or poorly grounded claims that the evidence says ‘such and such’.

In an effort to shed light on broadly held views that deserve closer scrutiny, if not outright abandonment, Medical Education is planning a…
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Academic Ableism: Disability and higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 24, 2017 at 20:00 0 Comments

Academic Ableism brings together disability studies and institutional critique to recognize the ways that disability is composed in and by higher education, and rewrites the spaces, times, and economies of disability in higher education to place disability front and center.  For too long, argues Jay Timothy Dolmage, disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to be solved. The ethic of…
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Drayton Park women's crisis house - interview with Shirley McNicholas

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 24, 2017 at 16:21 0 Comments

Drayton Park women’s crisis house in North London offers an alternative to hospital admission for women experiencing mental health crises. It was Shirley McNicholas’ vision that brought it into existence and she has been leading the service since it opened.  As it approaches its twentieth anniversary in December, she talks to Anne Cooke.…

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Qualitative conversations - Alec Grant

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 23, 2017 at 17:20 0 Comments

In this episode Alec talks about collaborative autoethnography, hyphen identities and the importance of telling stories that challenge the dominant narrative about mental illness. He shares some ideas about why different writing strategies are important, how to become a better storyteller and the need to write from different perspectives.

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