February 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Intelligent kindness - reforming the culture of healthcare

Intelligent Kindness is a powerful new approach to healthcare reform. Ballatt and Campling argue that the NHS is a system that invites society to value and attend to its deepest common interests; it is a vital expression of community and one that can improve if society, patients and staff can reconnect to these deeper values. To do so will improve quality and patient experience, as well as morale, effectiveness, efficiency and value for money. Relentless regulatory and structural NHS reforms…


Added by Jill Anderson on February 29, 2012 at 20:16 — No Comments

New resources for the children and young people's IAPT project

The Deputy Prime Minister,  Nick Clegg, and Health Minister Paul Burstow announced today that the ambitious Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme will receive an extra investment of up to £22 million over the next three years. This is in addition to the £8 million per year for four years that had previously been secured.  The new resources will be used to

  • extend the…

Added by Jill Anderson on February 29, 2012 at 20:03 — No Comments

Physical health and mental health - launch of new tool

Charity Rethink Mental Illness has launched a range of tools to help mental health professionals tackle the physical health needs of the people they work with.

The tools have been developed as part of the ‘20 Years Too Soon’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the fact that people affected by severe mental illness die on average 20 years younger than the general population, mostly as a result of preventable physical conditions.



Added by Jill Anderson on February 29, 2012 at 16:18 — No Comments

Twitter debate: medical vs social models

@MHchat: Mental Health Diagnosis: Medial vs. Social Model a Twitter debate

Join us on Wednesday (29-Feb) at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 1200 for a mental health chat @MHchat discussing "Mental Health Diagnosis: Medical versus Social Models".

May be of interest to tweeters!

Added by Jill Anderson on February 29, 2012 at 16:14 — No Comments

Relevant research for AMHPs

Martin Webber has compiled an extremely useful reading list of research of relevance for AMHPs.  Download here.


Added by Jill Anderson on February 6, 2012 at 16:59 — No Comments

2nd International Health Humanities Conference - Call for Papers

A reminder that the Call for Papers for the 2nd International Health Humanities Conference 2012 is live and accepting submissions, following the huge success of the 1st IHHC in 2010 in Nottingham. Please do take a look and consider submitting a paper or attending.

Further details.

Added by Jill Anderson on February 6, 2012 at 16:51 — No Comments

University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day - 22 February

University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day aims to focus efforts aimed at promoting the mental health of people who live and work in Higher Education settings. The Day has come about as a result of an initiative undertaken by the University Mental Health Advisers' Network (UMHAN) www.umhan.com, but other organisations are encouraged to…

Added by Jill Anderson on February 6, 2012 at 16:49 — No Comments

Mental health - film resources

These resources, catalogued by MindReel, may be of interest and use in teaching.

Voiced by a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy group, 'Nimbus' explores the dark, and often isolated, world of depression. This short film…

Added by Jill Anderson on February 6, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Monthly Archives









Blog Posts

Independent review of the Mental Health Act: A summary of the interim report

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 15, 2018 at 14:57 0 Comments

This useful briefing, on the NHS Confederation website, summarises key points from the interim report for Mental Health Network members.  View the briefing.

The Colour of Madness - new anthology

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 11, 2018 at 19:35 0 Comments

The Colour Of Madness is an anthology led and curated by BAME people which is made up of fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and art submitted by BAME writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those still navigating life with mental health problems. It explores the BAME mental health experience in the UK.…


Language, Discourse and Mental Health - new book series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 4, 2018 at 11:40 0 Comments

This book series is a unique  resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective.

Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis,…


Medicating me: personal impressions of psychiatric medication

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 2, 2018 at 15:32 1 Comment

A mental health documentary exploring people's encounters with psychiatric medication. It is not giving advice. It is giving a voice. Beyond chemicals, how does the idea of medication function on our identities and upon our view of ourselves?…


Applied Sociology curriculum launched

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 15:36 0 Comments

At the BSA conference in Newcastle last month, the BSA Sociologists outside Academia (SoA) group launched its model curriculum in applied sociology.  This will now be offered free to UK sociology departments, to use within their undergraduate programmes.  It can be downloaded from the curriculum website.

The curriculum is a key element in SoA’s…


The Rosamund Snow Prize

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

Rosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic investigate its high ‘did not attend’ rate; she explains what she found in this talk, addressing a TED×NHS event in 2016. 
Urging her audience to involve patients in service quality…

Authenticity to Action - call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 16:41 0 Comments

The 6th International Authenticity to Action Conference will take place on 5-6 March 2019 at the Grange Hotel, Grange-over-Sands on the theme of: 'Inspiring partnerships in co-producing  professional education and practice development'.

This exciting two-day conference will celebrate the involvement of patients, service users and carers in Health, Social…


Asylum 25.2 - out now!

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 14:43 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is now out. It opens with an article by @validconsent which underlines the profound challenges involved in the notion of ‘democratic psychiatry’.  How does one provide a safe space for challenging and diverse opinions to be expressed: at a conference; on a psychiatric ward; on social media; or in the pages of amagazine?   Those questions go to the very heart of Asylum’s collective struggle.  They are crucial for those involved…


Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings - free course

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:03 0 Comments

This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, looks at the use of mindfulness in counselling and forensic settings. You will start by learning a bit more about the concept of mindfulness and how it can be understood and applied. You will then consider the different ways in which mindfulness can be integrated into therapy sessions, and what the benefits of these might be. After this, you will explore some of the specific ways in which…


Building critical bridges - Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:00 0 Comments

The 3rd Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network (a.k.a. CritSui3), will be held in Perth WA at the University of Western Australia from 12-13 December 2018.  This conference, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, builds on prior Critical Suicide Studies conferences in Prague, Czech Republic (2016) and Canterbury, UK (2017), turning the attention to networking, impact and engagement…

© 2018   Created by Jill Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service