February 2014 Blog Posts (7)

AMHP programme leads

There will be an on-line discussion for AMHP programme leads on March 4th from 9 - 10am. This is being hosted here on the Hub. Please come along and join in.

We also have a dedicated group on the Hub, just clikc on 'Groups' above to find us.

 

Added by Kate Karban on February 19, 2014 at 11:41 — 1 Comment

Mersey Care Animations

Participants who have experience of accessing the mental health services from Mersey Care NHS Trust have been working with artist Babis Alexiadis to create animations about their experiences with mental health issues.

The films demonstrate how telling a story through creativity can lead to a whole different perspective on a persons experiences. The films are produced by the participants taking guidance and inspiration from Babis, and feature soundtracks by Moby.

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 18, 2014 at 11:08 — No Comments

HEA Digital Stories Workshop Competition

The Health and Social Care Cluster at the Higher Education Academy is launching a competition to award 8 places on a digital story telling workshop to explore the impact of Interprofessional Learning (…
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Added by Jill Anderson on February 18, 2014 at 10:58 — No Comments

Participation Now - new web platform

Participation Now is a new Open University/OpenLearn web platform built for those interested in exploring and critically reflecting on emerging developments in the field of public participation and public engagement.

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 18, 2014 at 10:56 — No Comments

Threshold Concepts: from personal practice to communities of practice

Proceedings of the National Academy’s Sixth Annual Conference and the Fourth Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on February 18, 2014 at 10:55 — No Comments

Educating the 21st Century Social Worker: Educating Against the Neoliberal Grain. CALL FOR PAPERS

Professional social work education can be fraught. Students continue to want to learn the skills that will enable them to feel competent when they enter the agencies and institutions where they will ply their trade. Educators strive to create curriculum and deliver programs that go beyond mere competency training. Those of us who situate ourselves within critical pedagogy insist upon infusing all that we teach with theoretical depth and conceptual complexity. We seek 

pedagogical…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 18, 2014 at 10:46 — No Comments

Mental Health and Deafness: New Book

The assessment and treatment of mental health concerns for Deaf individuals has been largely ignored and/or misunderstood by many mental health professionals. In Mental Health and Deafness, Margaret du Feu and Cathy Chovaz seek to rectify this by outlining current issues surrounding mental health and deafness. The book provides valuable information to professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of mental health and deafness, and the authors share their extensive clinical experience…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 18, 2014 at 10:43 — No Comments

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

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 10, 2018 at 22:23 0 Comments

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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Afflicted: how vulnerability can heal medical education and practice

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 22:47 0 Comments

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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The effect - radio play

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 13:56 0 Comments

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

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 2, 2018 at 18:10 0 Comments

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

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 17:52 0 Comments

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

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 11:55 0 Comments

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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Asylum magazine - events calendar

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:54 0 Comments

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

UMHAN blog - writers wanted

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:52 0 Comments

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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With children in mind: current research and policy developments on mental health and young people

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 15:30 0 Comments

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Public Mental Health

Expected publication in 2019 as Volume 18, Issue 1.



Guest Editors: 


Gill Coverdale, Co-editor of JPMH and Royal College of Nursing, UK gillcov17@gmail.com…

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Psychology and Mental Health - beyond nature and nurture

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 21, 2018 at 11:45 0 Comments

Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This free online course provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.

Over six weeks, you will explore some of the current challenges and debates in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and discover new ways of thinking psychologically about mental health.

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