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Integrating mental health and social care - does it work in practice?

In the second of the Centre for Mental Health’s series We need to talk about social care, Kim Woodbridge-Dodd looks at the integration of mental health and social care,  the benefits behind this and the challenges faced on the ground.

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:55 — No Comments

#socialcarefuture



#socialcarefuture is an initiative – voluntarily organised – which aims to bring about major positive change in what is currently called “social care”. Those involved will be citizens, people using public services and their families, workers and professionals, managers and politicians. #socialcarefuture is being steered by an informal group and is open to involvement from others wanting to offer ideas, skills and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:50 — No Comments

Beyond Closed Doors:

An exploration of UK alternatives to psychiatric hospitalisation for people in Mental Health Crisis. Filmed in 2002 by Bryony Rogers. 

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 22, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

A new vision for mental health

‘Have you ever wondered what mental healthcare would look like if, knowing what we know today, it could be redesigned from scratch? A New Vision for Mental Health is an innovative website that seeks to answer this question by taking a critical, informed and constructive look at the current mental health system. It explores ideas, insights and suggestions – from a wide range of individuals and organisations – that might, in time, lay the foundations for a new and quite different approach to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:55 — No Comments

Maintaining momentum: driving improvements in mental health care - new report

'Maintaining momentum' highlights failings in specialist mental health services in England, and the devastating toll this takes on patients and their families. 

The report's findings provide fresh impetus to deliver on the recommendations set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

Download here…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:54 — No Comments

Russel Razzaque talk on breakdown and spirituality

Dr. Russell Razzaque is a London-based psychiatrist with sixteen years’ experience in adult mental health. He is the author of Breaking Down is Waking Up. He has worked for a number of national and international organisations during his career including the University of Cambridge, the UK Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. He currently works in acute mental health services in the NHS in East London. He is also a published author in human psychology with several books on the subject and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:40 — No Comments

Contribute to Asylum magazine

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is out now.

There are a number of ways in which you can contribute to Asylum:

  • Subscribe to Asylum – print and digital versions of the magazine are available.
  • Order bulk copies and distribute them.
  • Set up or join a local…
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Added by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:33 — No Comments

Health Inequalities Manifesto 2018

People living in the least deprived areas of England live around 20 years longer in good physical and mental health than people in the most deprived areas.

Tackling and reducing health inequalities means giving everyone the same opportunities to lead a mentally and physically healthy life, no matter where they live and who they are.

Certain population subgroups are at higher risk of mental health problems because of greater exposure and vulnerability to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:26 — No Comments

With children in mind: call for papers

This issue of the Journal of Public Mental Health will, specifically, cover the promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing and the prevention of mental ill health and crises in children and young people. Manuscripts are sought that discuss the role of parents, carers, teachers and health care staff in the promotion of good mental health, including resilience and wellbeing.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:20 — No Comments

Projects of the Self A Being-Human funded research project into resilience, grit, and self-efficacy narratives in Higher Education

This project was set up as a result of concern with the growing neoliberalisation of higher education, and to explore the widespread adoption of approaches informed by notions such as grit, resilience, and the Growth Mindset.

Find out more.

Added by Jill Anderson on March 17, 2018 at 20:38 — No Comments

What is psychosis? - film

Film made of responses from the ISPS conference delegates, 2017.

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 14, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Asylum 25.1 is out now

See HERE for details of the latest issue of Asylum magazine.

Do you, and/or your organisation, subscribe?  Subscription rates are very reasonable - for both individuals and institutions. 

Support Asylum magazine!

"The only real and radical…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 5, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Mental health and neoliberalism - video of New School of Economics event

Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism? We asked the panelists to reflect on the aftermath of the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies which followed, but then to engage with how the slashing of expenditure on public services and increase in private debt has been met with questions around whether these factors are exacerbating mental health problems. This event titled, ‘Mental Health and Neoliberalism’, sought to situate the growing…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 10, 2018 at 22:23 — No Comments

Afflicted: how vulnerability can heal medical education and practice

In Afflicted, Nicole Piemonte examines the preoccupation in medicine with cure over care, arguing that the traditional focus on biological intervention keeps medicine from addressing the complex realities of patient suffering. Although many have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medical practice, few have considered the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ontological reasons for it. Piemonte fills that gap, examining why it is that…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 22:47 — No Comments

The effect - radio play

The Effect -  Drama on 3 - by Lucy Prebble.
Starring Jessie Buckley, Christine Entwisle, Damien Molony and Samuel West.
"I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect."
Award-winning chemical romance. 
Connie (Jessie Buckley - 'The Last Post', 'Taboo') and Tristan (Damien Molony - 'Crashing', 'Being Human') are taking part…
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Added by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 13:56 — No Comments

While your back was turned: the mental health of young women and girls.

The mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. As the evidence section in this paper will show, the last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis levels.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 2, 2018 at 18:10 — No Comments

Mental Health Act – The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England

This report looks at causes for the rise in use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to detain people.

The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England report cover image

National data shows an increasing use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to treat people in hospitals.

In 2016, the CQC committed to working with local services to gather views on the reasons for the national increase in the use of the MHA, to identify how local services are responding to the changing activity, and to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 17:52 — No Comments

Social policy first hand: An international introduction to participatory social welfare - new book

Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision. A companion volume to Peter Beresford's bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at…

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Added by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 11:55 — No Comments

Asylum magazine - events calendar

Asylum magazine has a new events calendar.  You can view it here.

Added by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:54 — No Comments

UMHAN blog - writers wanted

University Mental Health Advisers Network.

Are you interested in in HE? Do you like writing and are passionate about sharing your opinion? Look no further. The Blog is…

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Added by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:52 — No Comments

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Integrating mental health and social care - does it work in practice?

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:55 0 Comments

In the second of the Centre for Mental Health’s series We need to talk about social care, Kim Woodbridge-Dodd looks at the integration of mental health and social care,  the benefits behind this and the challenges faced on the ground.

Find out more.…

Continue

#socialcarefuture

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:50 0 Comments



#socialcarefuture is an initiative – voluntarily organised – which aims to bring about major positive change in what is currently called “social care”. Those involved will be citizens, people using public services and their families, workers and professionals, managers and politicians. #socialcarefuture is being steered by an informal group and is open to involvement from others wanting to offer ideas, skills and…

Continue

Beyond Closed Doors:

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 22, 2018 at 13:30 0 Comments

An exploration of UK alternatives to psychiatric hospitalisation for people in Mental Health Crisis. Filmed in 2002 by Bryony Rogers. 

View the film…

Continue

A new vision for mental health

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:55 0 Comments

‘Have you ever wondered what mental healthcare would look like if, knowing what we know today, it could be redesigned from scratch? A New Vision for Mental Health is an innovative website that seeks to answer this question by taking a critical, informed and constructive look at the current mental health system. It explores ideas, insights and suggestions – from a wide range of individuals and organisations – that might, in time, lay the foundations for a new and quite different approach to…

Continue

Maintaining momentum: driving improvements in mental health care - new report

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:54 0 Comments

'Maintaining momentum' highlights failings in specialist mental health services in England, and the devastating toll this takes on patients and their families. 

The report's findings provide fresh impetus to deliver on the recommendations set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

Download here…

Continue

Russel Razzaque talk on breakdown and spirituality

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:40 0 Comments

Dr. Russell Razzaque is a London-based psychiatrist with sixteen years’ experience in adult mental health. He is the author of Breaking Down is Waking Up. He has worked for a number of national and international organisations during his career including the University of Cambridge, the UK Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. He currently works in acute mental health services in the NHS in East London. He is also a published author in human psychology with several books on the subject and…

Continue

Contribute to Asylum magazine

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:33 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is out now.

There are a number of ways in which you can contribute to Asylum:

  • Subscribe to Asylum – print and digital versions of the magazine are available.
  • Order bulk copies and distribute them.
  • Set up or join a local…
Continue

Health Inequalities Manifesto 2018

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:26 0 Comments

People living in the least deprived areas of England live around 20 years longer in good physical and mental health than people in the most deprived areas.

Tackling and reducing health inequalities means giving everyone the same opportunities to lead a mentally and physically healthy life, no matter where they live and who they are.

Certain population subgroups are at higher risk of mental health problems because of greater exposure and vulnerability to…

Continue

With children in mind: call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:20 0 Comments

This issue of the Journal of Public Mental Health will, specifically, cover the promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing and the prevention of mental ill health and crises in children and young people. Manuscripts are sought that discuss the role of parents, carers, teachers and health care staff in the promotion of good mental health, including resilience and wellbeing.…

Continue

Projects of the Self A Being-Human funded research project into resilience, grit, and self-efficacy narratives in Higher Education

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 17, 2018 at 20:38 0 Comments

This project was set up as a result of concern with the growing neoliberalisation of higher education, and to explore the widespread adoption of approaches informed by notions such as grit, resilience, and the Growth Mindset.

Find out more.

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