Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
The Mental Health Foundation is undertaking a major Inquiry into the future of mental health services across the UK, looking 20-30 years ahead at what sort of mental health care and support we will need, and how we might ensure it is achieved. The Inquiry is co-chaired by Lord Carlile of Berriew and Professor Dinesh Bhugra. It expects to report this autumn.
You can find out more about the Inquiry …Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 25, 2013 at 16:19 — No Comments
Universities can support disadvantaged communities by providing access to opportunities and facilities, resources and expertise. This study shows how universities are successfully engaging with these communities, and highlights the potential for universities to do more and to do it better. It found that:
Added by Jill Anderson on March 20, 2013 at 16:31 — No Comments
This one-day conference, supported by the British Sociological Association’s Education Study Group, will showcase the diverse and innovative range of research that is currently being conducted within the Sociology of Education.
Conference Organisers: Rachel Brooks (University of Surrey), Kalwant Bhopal…Continue
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Closing Date - 12 noon Friday 3rd May 2013
The Higher Education Academy (HEA), Health and Social Care Cluster (HSSC) encourages students to share their experiences of service user engagement and Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) in higher education in a number of ways via writing for publication, abstracts for posters at our conference, workshops and by becoming a member of a network for those with a special interest in PPI; the Lived Experience Network (LEN).
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The Royal College of Psychiatrists produces an informative monthly e-newsletter. See here for the latest issue.
Added by Jill Anderson on March 20, 2013 at 11:46 — No Comments
This recent report may be of interest.
An Avalanche is Coming sets out vividly the challenges ahead for higher education, not just in the US or UK but around the world. Just as we’ve seen the forces of technology and globalisation transform sectors such as media and communications or banking and finance over the last two decades, these forces may now transform higher education. The solid classical buildings of great universities may look permanent but the storms of change now threaten…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 20, 2013 at 11:40 — No Comments
[Reblogged from my blog. Thanks for the suggestion, Julie!]
As readers know, I’ve been fuming for the last several days about the latest Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology issue–specifically the near total exclusion/marginalization of service users (not to mention women and ethnic racial minorities). I decided to take a look at PPP’s…Continue
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At the Centre for Women's Mental Health in the University of Manchester, we are offering a FREE half day workshop for female mental health service users who wish to improve their knowledge about sexual and reproductive health matters
and their interaction with mental health. Participants will be introduced to an innovative online resource (…Continue
Cast of Characters: Nev, Professor K (editor of prominent philosophy of psychiatry journal), Chorus (only heard by audience)
N: So, Professor, I’ve noticed that there are virtually no articles or responses in your journal written by individuals–academically or non-academically trained–with lived experience…?
PK: Well, yes, you did realize that it’s a philosophy journal, didn’t you?
Volume 1 Issue 1
Deadline: 5 April 2013
The Editorial Board are delighted to announce the first call for papers or other contributions for Volume 1 Issue 1 of the new Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice.
The Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (JPAAP) is an open access e-journal of research and practice development in higher and further education. The journal aims to provide a publishing outlet to allow…
Added by Jill Anderson on March 13, 2013 at 21:47 — No Comments
An online event by Mental Wealth UK and Open Your Mind, bringing together the best learnings, opinions and resources for promoting student wellbeing and developing university campuses into communities that support the flourishing of their members. Further details.
Added by Jill Anderson on March 12, 2013 at 10:45 — No Comments
I would be interested in any information that anyone has about mental health of LGBT asylum seekers. This might include access to support, issues and experiences etc.
Added by Kate Karban on March 11, 2013 at 18:54 — No Comments
Psychology, the study of the human mind and behaviour, has a long history. Rooted in philosophy and science, the history of psychology encompasses many discoveries and theories that have helped shape our understanding of human behaviour. The effects of some of these psychological discoveries have an impact on our everyday lives, sometimes in surprising ways. Psychology has evolved in many ways over the last 150 years and continues to evolve today.
'Origins: The evolution and impact of…Continue
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This new blog is authored by the Psychology Programme at Salomons, Canterbury…Continue
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This handbook brings together the experiences and perspectives of people working with trauma in a wide range of fields, and explores the innovative ways in which they each seek to overcome the problems they face, while relating this to new thinking that is altering our understanding of a complex medical and social issue.
Thou Art is a multi-partnership, user led research and development project exploring community-based art practice and its links to well-being and progression opportunities in the lives of mental health service users. A major component of Thou Art is a film based on interviews with artists who have a history of mental illness, and made by the artists involved on the project. It illuminates the barriers to artistic expression and production encountered by the artists, the ways in which some of…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 1, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) is co-chaired by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of General Practitioners. It is a collaboration between seventeen leading organisations, inspiring commissioners to improve mental health and wellbeing, using a values…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 1, 2013 at 12:23 — No Comments
The Department of Health has commissioned an e-learning programme, providing educational advice, learning, and support for training, to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people. The MindEd e-learning programme is targeted at the one million adults who come into contact with children and young people in a professional or voluntary capacity.
See here for further details and an associated…Continue
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