Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
This journal aims to provide a forum for opening intellectual curiousity and exploration via auto ethnographic enquiry. The journal casts a critical eye over the material, social, cultural and political worlds we inhabit.
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This animation was commissioned to disseminate the findings from a research project carried out at Middlesex…
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Yesterday, on World Mental Health Day (10 October 2018), Action for Care-Workers Wellbeing (ACW) was launched.
Facilitated by BASW, ACW is a collaborative network of professionals from the NHS and social care who represent a wide range of key UK caring professions (Nursing, General Practice, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work and Paramedics).
The group’s aim is to raise awareness of stress and burnout within the health and social care workforce, identify solutions, and propose…Continue
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In September 2018, SCIE hosted a webinar to discuss the forthcoming changes to the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act. The webinar reflected on the important changes in how people's rights are protected. A panel of policy and practice experts in both pieces of legislation helped practitioners, academics and others reflect on these important changes.Continue
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Deaths from heart disease have fallen by almost two thirds since the 1960s.Yet outcomes for those with mental illness, from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, have not improved for decades. Is this because we have the wrong diagnoses? Might neuroscience provide more precise descriptions and therefore more effective treatment? Or is mental health too complex for us to understand it in mere…
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Advance HE has issued a comprehensive new guide: “Religion and Belief: supporting inclusion of staff and students in higher education and colleges" to higher education institutions across the UK, and colleges in Scotland.
The guidance examines a full range of engagements with students, staff and beyond the campus in areas such as access, recruitment and civic responsibilities, providing detailed recommendations which institutions may wish to consider when…Continue
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This special Welfare Rights feature was inspired by discussions with people attempting to navigate the welfare system and has been developed by co-editor Ria Dylan and Danny Taggart.
Asylum 25.3 presents a series of articles that reflect the despair, illness and worse that people have…Continue
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This role will support the development and coordination of a national student mental health research network, including a Student-led Research Team, ensuring strong stakeholder engagement across the network activities.…Continue
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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, its aim is to improve the understanding of student mental health.
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MITUK’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for fundamentally re-thinking theory and practice in the field of mental health in the UK, and promoting positive change.Continue
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Exploring Experience has been developed, by the Department of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, to create an accessible and manageable resource to support teaching and study in the field of mental health and distress. Six contributors with experiences of significant distress ("Experts by Experience", or EBE) were recruited through an open strategy, and were paid to prepare the materials on this site. Its creators have…Continue
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Mad in Asia is an online platform whose primary mission is to contribute to changing the narrative about madness and mental distress.
Mad in Asia hopes to showcase narratives that are contextually relevant for the Asia region that focus on the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities as well as challenge the dominance of western biomedical psychiatry and clinical psychology. Led by persons with psychosocial disabilities from Asian countries and in collaboration with…Continue
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Community Open Online Courses (COOCs) are an opportunity for people to share their passions, ideas and knowledge with each other. What learning is created is down to you, the users. Learning is most enjoyable when it is taught by those with enthusiasm and a desire to share what they know. The word ‘courses’ is loosely used, there are no exams, no tests, no qualifications required. The aim is to get people from all parts of the community to generate learning opportunities and to share…Continue
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This is a great new blog post by Nev Jones.
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There are five recent case studies on the IRISS website:Continue
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Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education, by Jan McArthur, looks at assessment in HE through the lenses of critical pedagogy and social justice, and offers new insights to both fields of enquiry. …Continue
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This new book, by Noël Hunter, represents a critical exploration of the mental health system as it pertains to individuals experiencing 'madness'
Is written entirely from the perspective of people with lived experience
Offers resources and directions for the future, as recommended by people with the experiences in consideration.Continue
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Social policy is often constructed and implemented by people who have little experience of its impact as a service user, but there has been a growing interest in greater public, patient and service user involvement in social policy as both political activity and academic discipline.
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