Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
Philosophers and linguists call concepts that lack sharp boundaries, and thus admit of borderline cases, vague. Although blurred…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 25, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the success of current approaches to commissioning by central government, local authorities and commissioning bodies. To do so, interviews with 29 experts from government, providers and third-parties, were conducted, alongside a literature review and evaluation of the publicly available data. Attention is paid to complex human services, in which there is a purchaser-provider split – in health and social care, criminal justice, housing and…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 25, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments
A proposal for an independent umbrella body to provide telephone, online and face-to-face mental health support to health and social care professionals in the public sector. By Martin Seager and Mike Bush.
Added by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2017 at 23:00 — No Comments
The Rediscovery of Teaching presents the innovative claim that teaching does not necessarily have to be perceived as an act of control but can be understood and configured as a way of activating possibilities for students to exist as subjects. By framing teaching as an act of dissensus, that is, as an interruption of egological ways of being, this book positions teaching at the progressive end of the educational spectrum, where it can be reconnected with the emancipatory ambitions of…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments
What is behind any work of art? Why do people make art? There are so many different ways of expressing ideas in a creative way – Painting, Pottery, Photography, Music, Model Making, Crafts, Drama, Dance, Singing ….
Two years ago saw the beginning of “Behind The Art”, an on-going series of short documentary films. Each film opens a window onto an individual’s reason for making art, and touches on the importance of the creative arts as a tool for improving one’s mental health and…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 22, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
'“Come with Me” narrates the stories of four women who are located in different geographical, social and economic spaces, but tied by a common string. While they belong to different strata of the society, caste, educational background, and have access to different resources; they are all survivors of domestic violence, have experienced mental illness, and were incarcerated in government mental hospitals at some point in their lives.
Mocked, denied, looked…
Added by Jill Anderson on January 22, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments
Universities UK has just established a Mental Health and Wellbeing in HE programme. 'The scope of the programme includes appropriate provision for those experiencing difficulties or mental illness as well as wider consideration of prevention and the support of good mental health. Whilst the focus is on students in higher education, the approach recognises interdependencies between staff and student wellbeing and between HE and other sectors, and seeks to address these via partnership…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 13, 2017 at 13:18 — No Comments
I work as a lived experience development worker in the NHS. My role is to support and develop ways of getting the service receiver voice and perspective heard in undergraduate medical education around mental health.
That's a mouthful. Truth is, I first came into contact with secondary mental health services 20 odd years ago when I was 25. I've been 'around the block a few times' and have acquired some knowledge and insights along the way - as have the overwhelming majority of people…Continue
This powerful documentary features moving first hand accounts of psychosis. From three young people, who have shown the strength to not only share their stories but do so in an insightful and articulate manner. The film was predominantly made by someone who has experienced psychosis and has therefore been constructed from a unique perspective and understanding.
A website devoted to men and mental health.
Added by Jill Anderson on January 11, 2017 at 11:49 — No Comments
From schizophrenia to depression we assume our psychiatric diagnoses are real. But as the mental health epidemic turns global, the categories now seem like the cause. Is it time to abandon our biological account of mental illness? Or is it the best strategy we've got?.
Added by Jill Anderson on January 4, 2017 at 12:38 — No Comments
This special edition of Intersectionalities journal is on 'Mad Studies: Intersections with Disability Studies, Social Work, and 'Mental Health'
Some interesting papers here that seem to be freely available/accessible.
Thanks to Peter Beresford for tweeting about this.
Added by Kate Karban on January 4, 2017 at 10:33 — No Comments
Trauma and Meaning Making highlights multiple practices of meaning making after traumatic events in the lives of individuals and communities. Meaning making consists both in a personal journey towards a new way to exist and live in a world shattered by trauma and in public politics locating and defining what has happened. In both perspectives, the collection evaluates the impact achieved by naming the victim/s and thus the right of the victim/s to suffer from its aftermath or…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 3, 2017 at 20:49 — No Comments
Two of the 2016 THINK AHEAD participants have spoken to BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind about their motivations for joining the Think Ahead programme and the work they have been doing in their community mental health teams since September.
The Think Ahead programme aims to create leaders in mental health and social work.…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 3, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
This project by Claire Blencowe and Anna Harpin works towards interdisciplinary collaborative teaching and research on the social and cultural basis of mental health – drawing insight from debates in critical psychology, philosophy, sociology, performance studies, cultural studies and literature. It also develops research and pedagogy on the role of participatory practice (including participatory pedagogy, collaborative culture making, play, performance, and political engagement) as…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 3, 2017 at 20:28 — No Comments
Madness Radio: Voices And Visions from Outside Mental Health explores 'madness' from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, featuring survivors, authors, advocates, professionals, and artists. A great resource for use in teaching.
Added by Jill Anderson on January 3, 2017 at 20:19 — No Comments
Peter Bates is working in partnership with Health Education England to create a 'How To' guide on involving patients and the public in nurse education.
The project covers England and includes all four fields of nursing practice - Child, Adult, Mental Health and Learning Disability. It ranges from pre-registration to post-qualification continuous professional development. The Guide will help a range of stakeholders, including
Added by Jill Anderson on January 3, 2017 at 19:56 — No Comments
It is understood that the Bell review, when published next month, will propose a merger between the Higher Education Academy, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and the Equality Challenge Unit, to create a new super higher education development agency.
Added by Jill Anderson on January 3, 2017 at 19:54 — No Comments
A collection of stories from young people about their experiences of mental health difficulties.
Added by Jill Anderson on January 3, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments
The Social Work and Health Inequalities Network (SWHIN) aims to promote research, discussion and action by social work researchers, educators, practitioners and managers, to combat the causes and consequences of unjust and damaging socially created inequalities in health.
Added by Jill Anderson on January 3, 2017 at 10:19 — No Comments