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Asylum 26.2 is out now

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is out now. See HERE for further details and a couple of sample articles.

Added by Jill Anderson on June 6, 2019 at 23:08 — No Comments

Think Ahead Programme - Independent evaluation

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. 

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 1, 2019 at 7:52 — No Comments

Madness and the demand for recognition: A philosophical inquiry into identity and mental health activism

Madness is a complex and contested term.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 29, 2019 at 16:43 — No Comments

Mad Studies group - Birmingham

Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer?

 All welcome! 

‘Mad Studies’ is a field of scholarship, theory, and activism about the lived experiences, history, cultures, and politics about people who may identify as 'Mad', mentally ill,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 18, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

Engaging with Voices videos

These 15 videos were created by Elisabeth Svanholmer, Charlie Heriot-Maitland and Rufus May. Filming and editing by John Richardson and his team  

The Engaging with Voices videos are intended as inspiration and support for people interested in compassionate…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 12, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments

RE:CREATE psychiatry

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 11, 2019 at 21:23 — No Comments

Supporting student mental health in higher education - new book

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 10, 2019 at 8:18 — No Comments

My name is Rachel: Radio programme

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 8, 2019 at 21:32 — No Comments

Spaces of Mental Health: Call for papers

This is an interdisciplinary session “Spaces of Mental Health” in the 8th European Conference on Mental Health October 2nd-4th in Belfast, UK.



Space has long been interest across disciplines such as history, geography, sociology, health studies,criminology, architecture and nursing studies. The meaning ascribed to space often varies between

disciplines. This session emphasizes the theme of the conference “breaking down the boundaries” by inviting participants from different…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:32 — No Comments

Mad in the UK - podcasts

A range of audiovisual resources which may be of use in teaching. 

See HERE.

Added by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:30 — No Comments

BA in Social Enterprise and Creative Care: university of Hull

This course aims to educate a new generation of project pioneers to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability, ill health, poverty, trauma or social exclusion. It focuses on engaging and sustaining communities to improve wellbeing – while developing skills in leadership, social welfare, project management and solving practical problems. Learners will study key topics such as:

  • Enterprising welfare – skills in applying for funding, designing websites and…
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Added by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:19 — No Comments

Public Health Activism in Changing Times: Call for Papers

The special issue of Critical Public Health will examine emerging new forms of public health activism, and associated novel sources of collective agency, that are evolving in the fight for health-enabling conditions. Attention to structural forms of power, and the strengths and weaknesses of individual agency have long been cornerstones of critical public health, rooted in a long-established structure-agency binary. We seek to disrupt this binary by calling for papers that draw…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 13:01 — No Comments

Student Mental Health Research Network

SMaRteN is a national research network funded by UK Research and Innovation, led by King's College London, focusing on Student Mental Health in Higher Education. Working with researchers with a range of expertise and key stakeholders across the Higher Education sector, we aim to improve the understanding of student mental health.

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MSC in person centred health and social care

This degree, currently the only one of its kind in England and Wales, is designed to assist professionals in a broad range of areas, developing person-centred and values-based approaches to care, in response to the growing need to integrate health and social care.

For more information please contact Professor Michael Loughlin, Co-Director of the European Institute for Person-Centred Health and Social Care: …

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 12:43 — No Comments

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Education: BERA special interest group

This British Educational Research Association SIG will bring together academics, practitioners and others who have a shared interest in mental health and wellbeing in relation to education. Within this special interest area, it aims to:

  • raise awareness of and promote mental health and wellbeing in education at all levels
  • encourage and support research;
  • create a dynamic forum for discussion of pertinent issues, knowledge exchange and critical…
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Added by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

I'm here too: Reflections on clinical psychology training

A reflection on the writer’s recent experiences of starting a DClinPsy course as someone who has struggled with their mental health (and sometimes still does). Inspired by the bravery of others who have spoken about their experiences of both providing and using mental health services, they share their thoughts – with the primary aim of letting others who are experiencing something similar know that they are not alone. They also hope that this might be useful for other trainees who haven’t…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 12:10 — No Comments

The History of the Mad Movement & Alternatives to Biomedical Approaches: online course

An introductory course for mental health practitioners and advocates who want to gain knowledge about alternative practices and become change-makers in their field.



Learn about transformative and liberatory mental health practices beyond the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 12:09 — No Comments

Friends make the best medicine - a teaching resource?

We need to start talking and networking – finding common ground and common language with the other people around us. We need to get together in groups and find language for our stories that make sense to us and leave us feeling good about ourselves. Unlearn social conditioning about what it means to be ‘sick’ and ‘healthy’.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 12:08 — No Comments

Madness, Violence and Power: a critical collection

Available for pre-order, this book will be out in May.



It disengages from the common forms of discussion about violence related to mental health service users and survivors which position…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 12:07 — No Comments

Do you use Asylum magazine in teaching?

The editorial group at Asylum are keen to find out how the magazine is being used in teaching.  Do you use articles, creative writing or images from the magazine in your teaching?  Is it stocked in your university library?  Do you encourage students to subscribe, or to write for Asylum?  Please share your ideas....…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 25, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

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Asylum 26.2 is out now

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 6, 2019 at 23:08 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is out now. See HERE for further details and a couple of sample articles.

Think Ahead Programme - Independent evaluation

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 1, 2019 at 7:52 0 Comments

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. 

READ THE…

Continue

Mad Studies group - Birmingham

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 18, 2019 at 10:30 0 Comments

Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer?

 All welcome! 

‘Mad Studies’ is a field of scholarship, theory, and activism about the lived experiences, history, cultures, and politics about people who may identify as 'Mad', mentally ill,…

Continue

Engaging with Voices videos

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 12, 2019 at 20:30 0 Comments

These 15 videos were created by Elisabeth Svanholmer, Charlie Heriot-Maitland and Rufus May. Filming and editing by John Richardson and his team  

The Engaging with Voices videos are intended as inspiration and support for people interested in compassionate…

Continue

RE:CREATE psychiatry

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 11, 2019 at 21:23 0 Comments

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 - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 10, 2019 at 8:18 0 Comments

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…

Continue

My name is Rachel: Radio programme

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 8, 2019 at 21:32 0 Comments

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

Spaces of Mental Health: Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:32 0 Comments

This is an interdisciplinary session “Spaces of Mental Health” in the 8th European Conference on Mental Health October 2nd-4th in Belfast, UK.



Space has long been interest across disciplines such as history, geography, sociology, health studies,criminology, architecture and nursing studies. The meaning ascribed to space often varies between

disciplines. This session emphasizes the theme of the conference “breaking down the boundaries” by inviting participants from different…

Continue

Mad in the UK - podcasts

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:30 0 Comments

A range of audiovisual resources which may be of use in teaching. 

See HERE.

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