March 2013 Blog Posts (22)

Inquiry into the future of mental health services in the UK

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 …

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 25, 2013 at 16:19 — No Comments

Sanism, ‘Mental Health’, and Social Work/Education: A Review and Call to Action

http://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/IJ/article/view/348



Sanism, ‘Mental Health’, and Social Work/Education: A Review and Call to Action



Jennifer M. Poole, Tania Jivraj, Araxi Arslanian, Kristen Bellows, Sheila Chiasson, Husnia Hakimy, Jessica Pasini, and Jenna Reid



Abstract

Sanism is a devastating form of oppression, often leading to negative stereotyping or arguments… Continue

Added by julie gosling on March 21, 2013 at 11:56 — 2 Comments

How can universities support disadvantaged communities?: new report

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:

  • Universities could do more to support disadvantaged communities by using their distinctive position as leading local institutions, and by recognising the role they can play as…
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Added by Jill Anderson on March 20, 2013 at 16:31 — No Comments

Education and Learning: sociological perspectives. Call for Papers

Wednesday 25 September 2013, University of Surrey

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 20, 2013 at 12:18 — No Comments

Patient and Public Involvement in HE - student essay competiton - deadline is 3 May

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).

To encourage…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 20, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Royal College of Psychiatrists - March e-newsletter

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

An Avalanche is Coming - Higher Education and the Revolution ahead

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 20, 2013 at 11:40 — No Comments

Philosophy and Psychiatry: Just the Facts

[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…

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Added by Nev Jones on March 19, 2013 at 19:17 — 4 Comments

NO MORE TREATMENT WITHOUT CONSENT

http://www.mdac.info/en/05/03/2013/un-torture-expert-no-more-treatment-without-consent



The report and the statement are together groundbreaking contributions to global efforts to mainstream standards of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) across all human rights mechanisms. This has been a key strand of MDAC’s advocacy for the last three years. The word… Continue

Added by julie gosling on March 19, 2013 at 8:51 — No Comments

Innovative learning for sexual, reproductive and mental health - Workshop for female mental health service users- 19 April 2013

Dear Readers

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 (…

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Added by DINA POURSANIDOU on March 18, 2013 at 23:21 — 2 Comments

Dialogue with Professor K

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?

Chorus to…

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Added by Nev Jones on March 18, 2013 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (JPAAP) - Call for Papers and Reviewers

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 13, 2013 at 21:47 — No Comments

2013 Student Wellbeing Web Summit

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

Mental health and LGBT asylum seekers

Hi

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. 

Thank you

Kate 

Added by Kate Karban on March 11, 2013 at 18:54 — No Comments

Origins: The evolution and impact of psychological science. Teaching resource.

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 5, 2013 at 20:35 — No Comments

DiscursiveofTunbridgeWells - new blog

This new blog is authored by the Psychology Programme at Salomons, Canterbury…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 5, 2013 at 20:23 — No Comments

Complex Trauma and Its Effects: Perspectives on creating an environment for recovery

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.

Topics include:

  • the neuro and social science behind complex trauma and personality disorders
  • the effects of chronic neglect and abuse on…
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Added by Jill Anderson on March 2, 2013 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Thou Art: community-based art practice, wellbeing and progression

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 1, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health - new website

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 1, 2013 at 12:23 — No Comments

MindEd: e-learning to support healthy young minds

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 1, 2013 at 12:19 — No Comments

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A New Vision for Mental Health

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 20, 2017 at 19:30 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what mental healthcare would look like if, knowing what we know today, it could be redesigned from scratch?

A New Vision for Mental Health aims to both explore and suggest various answers to this question. It also aims to challenge each of the mental health professions to engage constructively with the wider…

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The Future of the Mental Health Workforce - new report.

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 19, 2017 at 9:26 0 Comments

Centre for Mental Health was commissioned by the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network to explore what the mental health workforce of the future should look like. This report presents the key findings from a review of: • The current workforce in specialist, NHS funded mental health services in England; • Current policy and its impact on the future workforce; • The views of people who work in and use mental health services, obtained through a series of consultation events and roundt able…

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Critical Values Based Practice Network: bite-size summaries of mental health research theory & practice implications

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2017 at 17:54 0 Comments

The critical values based practice network comprises of practitioners and academics from the statutory, private and voluntary sector working within mental health. 

Clinical Psychology Bite-Size - hosted on its website - aims to provide short and readable summaries of mental health research, theory and implications for practice. Each Bite-Size takes a critical perspective to concepts and theories of mental distress, with a particular emphasis on…

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Critical Values Based Practice Network: bite-size summaries of mental health research theory & practice implications

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2017 at 17:54 0 Comments

The critical values based practice network comprises of practitioners and academics from the statutory, private and voluntary sector working within mental health. 

Clinical Psychology Bite-Size - hosted on its website - aims to provide short and readable summaries of mental health research, theory and implications for practice. Each Bite-Size takes a critical perspective to concepts and theories of mental distress, with a particular emphasis on…

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Mad Positive in the Academy: three short films

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

'In May 2012, the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson hosted an event entitled: Mad Positive in the Academy. This event brought engaged academics and community activists from four projects into dialogue about mad positive practices located at the intersection of mental health, formal education and social movements.

From 19 filmed interviews and roughly 7 hours of footage, we have created three short videos, or ‘web docs’ that discuss: what is means to be mad positive in the…

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Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK's universities

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 16:30 0 Comments

How well are the UK’s universities equipped to meet the challenge posed by students’ mental health and wellbeing needs?  On the one hand, there is a growing public narrative suggesting a ‘crisis’ in students’ mental health, with frequent stories of long delays in accessing counselling, and tragic reports of student suicides. On the other, young people today are often accused of being ‘snowflakes’ unable to cope with ordinary life events. What these narratives are likely to conceal, though,…

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Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness - free e-book

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 11:00 0 Comments

Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness reveals the human side of mental illness. In this remarkable collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall asks, “What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world?”

More than 60 voices of psychiatric patients, scientists, journalists, doctors, activists, and artists create a vital new conversation about empowering the human…

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Physical health in mental illness: learning resource

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 20:47 0 Comments

'People with a mental illness are more likely to have a preventable physical condition such as cardiovascular disease, and to die earlier than the rest of the population. Nurses working in all settings can work with these people to improve their outcomes.



The Royal College of Nursing’s Mental Health forum steering group has collaborated with the charity, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to create this resource for nurses. Dr Sheila Hardy is a dual trained nurse who researched…

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Surviving schizophrenia - video

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 16:35 0 Comments

Elyn Saks, Debra Lampshire and Paris Williams are all world experts on mental health. They’re using their personal experiences and working in their respective fields to debunk the myths and stigma surrounding schizophrenia.

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Step Change - new framework for universities to help improve student mental health​

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 16:08 0 Comments

A new framework has been published by Universities UK.  It aims to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of students in UK higher education institutions.

Step change​  is one strand of UUK's  programme of work to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all those who learn and work in higher education.  It aims to support university leaders to help embed good mental…

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