Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
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Added by Jill Anderson on January 28, 2014 at 21:37 — No Comments
The Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) implementation project has been funded by the DH to improve the way IMHA services are commissioned, monitored and delivered. The project will be taking the research findings from The Right to Be Heard to create a number of resources and materials to assist service users, commissioners, advocacy providers and mental health services commission and deliver even better IMHA…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments
Why do some citizens in the affluent West neglect their personal cleanliness and how can relatives, friends and care professionals provide effective support? In its mildest form, self-neglect forms the topic of arguments between mothers and their teenage children, but at its most severe it kills people. It is difficult to define what counts as self-neglect, hard to identify who is at risk and tricky to decide whether to intervene. While all behaviour is perhaps a form of communication,…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 22, 2014 at 19:25 — No Comments
This group is for those responsible for Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) programmes - providing a space to exchange ideas and experiences about the professional and academic requirements for AMHP training and any other related issues.
Three online chats have been scheduled:
- Tuesday 4th March 2014 from 9 – 10am
- Wednesday 2nd April 2014 from 4 – 5pm
- Friday 20th June 9 2014 9 – 10am
To contribute, simply log in to the hub at the appropriate time…
Bridging the Gap is an online health inequalities learning resource that aims to provide pre-registration Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs), and those Higher Education Institutions in Scotland with responsibilities for their education with a flexible learning resource.
Bridging the Gap, drawing on current evidence, outlines some of the key features of health and social inequalities in Scotland, explores a range of associated topics and themes; from the social…Continue
In the summer of 2010 Equally Connected facilitated a group of international students at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh to make a short film about the challenges of leaving home, to live and study in a new country, and the strategies they employed to ensure their wellbeing.
Added by Jill Anderson on January 15, 2014 at 20:11 — No Comments
The conference is an opportunity for university-based teachers and researchers, student-activists and others involved in higher education, who share a common interest in popular education – many of whom work in considerable isolation in their own institutions – to meet, exchange ideas, learn from each other and enjoy some much needed solidarity and conviviality.
Added by Jill Anderson on January 15, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments
This book comes recommended by Hannah Morgan, in social work at Lancaster.
To teach political issues such as political struggle, justice, interstate conflict, etc. educators rely mostly on textbooks and lectures. However, many other forms of narrative exist that can elevate our understanding of such issues. This innovative work seeks new ways to foster learning beyond the textbook and lecture model, by using creative and new media, including graphic novels,…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 15, 2014 at 15:19 — No Comments
This exciting and innovative series explores a range of current issues, developments and debates in social work, social care and social policy from a critical and radical perspective. Each of the texts in the series begins with a lead article by a well-known social work academic or practitioner, followed by responses from academics, practitioners, and service users and a final reply from the main author. A key aim of the series is to stimulate debate within social work and this is…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 15, 2014 at 15:11 — No Comments
Mental Health Partnerships is a specialist knowledge portal, bringing together Networks, organisations, groups and individuals to share knowledge and learning to improve services and the mental health and wellbeing of communities.
It is sponsored the National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England and the Strategic Clinical Network (South West).
Added by Jill Anderson on January 15, 2014 at 14:51 — No Comments
Registration has opened for the Health and Care Innovation Expo.
'More than 10,000 people from across health and care, the voluntary sector, commissioners, clinicians, patients, thought leaders and innovators will meet at Manchester Central on 3rd and 4th March and take part in the fast-paced and interactive programme.
Hosted by NHS England, Expo…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 15, 2014 at 14:49 — No Comments
This new resource is about the experiences of caregivers and their views on wellbeing and recovery. ‘Voicing Caregivers' Experiences' was developed through a partnership between the Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. A book produced through the project features ten narrative accounts of people with…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 15, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
This film is from a project which examines social work from the perspective of service users and carers across three countries, Northern Ireland, Slovenia and Spain. Social work students from Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and the University of Alicante, Spain interviewed service users and carers on film using seven questions developed to examine key areas of social work skills, knowledge and values. The service users and carers were all…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 14, 2014 at 17:55 — No Comments
This workshop provides an opportunity to learn from…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 14, 2014 at 16:28 — No Comments
The ‘No health without mental health’ strategy sets clear objectives to improve mental health outcomes. For the first time, this dashboard brings together relevant measures from a wide range of sources to show us the progress being made against these objectives, and to give a clear, concise picture of mental health outcomes as a whole.Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 7, 2014 at 18:15 — No Comments
The film BIPOLARIZED follows Ross McKenzie as he embarks on a journey to treat his symptoms through alternative treatments and dig up the root cause of his mental breakdown.
Added by Jill Anderson on January 7, 2014 at 16:27 — No Comments
Is there any evidence that we can reduce the incidence of mental ill health? Is it possible to prevent recurrence of mental ill health?
Aspirations to achieve both these goals have featured in mental health policy and practice for over 100 years. This comprehensive and accessible book draws on research on the development and persistence of behavioural problems in childhood, adult depression and schizophrenia. The association between social disadvantage and mental ill health, as well…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 7, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments
Article about the recent changes to the DSM - by Bradley Lewis in the Lancet.
Wednesday 19 February 2013. What will you be doing?
Added by Jill Anderson on January 6, 2014 at 19:38 — No Comments