March 2014 Blog Posts (27)

AMHP programme leads discussion this week

Hi,

We have another on-line discussion scheduled here for Wednesday 4 - 5pm.  Last time we had an excellent and wide-ranging discussion and it was good to be able to share ideas and experiences.  If you are leading an AMHP course please feel free to join in.  

Please contact me  (k.karban@bradford.ac.uk) or via the messages here, if you have any questions.

Thanks

Kate 

Added by Kate Karban on March 31, 2014 at 13:57 — No Comments

Social workers must employ "everyday small actions of resistance" to revolt against austerity-based poor bashing

Austerity is being deliberately targeted at poorer people who depend on public services, a BASW Cymru World Social Work Day event heard.

University of Wolverhampton academic Graeme Simpson told social workers at Cardiff University that disabled people are being particularly hard hit by service closures and tougher eligibility criteria. He said that councils will be forced to make cuts of nearly 75% by 2018-19, with more than half affecting services and benefits.

Mr Simpson used…

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Added by Mike Bush on March 30, 2014 at 11:35 — No Comments

Creative Responses to Difficult Times: new issue of Asylum out now

"Creative Responses to Difficult Times"

Fantastic new special issue of Asylum Magazine out now!



"In our work around psychological life and its difficulties, we also

want to prioritise the ordinary resources and creativity that people

bring to the task of making meaning of their experience...."



Preview at:

http://www.asylumonline.net/portfolio/21-1-spring-2014/



IS…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 28, 2014 at 16:39 — No Comments

How to look after yourself: our professional resilience debate

On 6 March TCSW held its second debate on the new Communities of Interest platform, on the topic of professional resilience.

Given the stories that have been published over the last few weeks about stress and burn out in mental health and NHS…

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Added by Mike Bush on March 28, 2014 at 4:13 — No Comments

What is happening at the Seclusion Review that makes a difference? – a consumer led research study

This is a unique and important initiative. It is an Australian consumer led research program that has engaged with people who have experienced seclusion, have been involved in review of practice, and have shaped and developed the policy for this component of the ACT mental health service.



The report describes the research processes, and the engagement with the challenges of seclusion, it is a ‘beacon’ for those who experience a mental illness, those who provide their care and for…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 27, 2014 at 9:52 — No Comments

Physician, know thyself: digital stories on the theme of compassion and humanity

In2014, to address the GMC's avowed aim that “Tomorrow's doctors will] continually and systematically reflect on practice…" (GMC 2009), Pilgrim Projects/Patient Voices created and ran module at Kings College London, based on their earlier work at the University of Leicester Medical School (www.patientvoices.org.uk/lssc.htm) to provide a group of third-year medical students with the opportunity, environment, support and skills with which…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 27, 2014 at 9:36 — No Comments

MindEd website launches today: elearning to support healthy young minds

"With three-quarters of adult mental disorders in evidence by the age of 21, effective early intervention can be essential in preventing the development of ill health and disability'

Working with children and young people can be complicated. When problems arise, adults need to have information that they trust at hand. This gives them confidence to swiftly make the right decision for those in their care. The evidence shows that when mental health problems are…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 26, 2014 at 18:27 — No Comments

MSc Mental Health and Education

The MSc Mental Health and Education programme at the University of the WEst of Scotland is an innovative new subject discipline providing an interdisciplinary programme based on expertise from across the School of Education and the School of Health. A prime focus of the programme is on the nature of mental health in learning, teaching and training environments and how this might impact on learners, leaders of learning and other disciplinary groups such as psychologists, health professionals…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 26, 2014 at 17:49 — No Comments

Furiously Mad: 300 Years of legal insanity - People's History Museum, Manchester

People's History Museum, Manchester: 2 April to 6 July 2014

This fascinating exhibition reveals the legislative history relating to the treatment of people described as ‘Furiously Mad’ in a legal document in 1714 – through to the more recent treatment of the ‘mentally ill’. 

Pool Arts have been working on this Heritage Lottery funded exhibition, researching both mental health law and policy, whilst also developing their own…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 25, 2014 at 18:55 — No Comments

Address the specific needs of students in mental health commissioning: petition

Last month Student Minds launched a petition calling on the Department of Health to address the specific needs of students in the commissioning of mental health services, and to support the development of best practice guidelines on this issue for all Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Read more about it and sign the petition here:
http://www.studentminds.org.uk/transitions-campaign.html

Added by Jill Anderson on March 25, 2014 at 14:34 — No Comments

Address the specific needs of students in mental health commissioning: petition

Last month Student Minds launched a petition calling on the Department of Health to address the specific needs of students in the commissioning of mental health services, and to support the development of best practice guidelines on this issue for all Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Read more about it and sign the petition here:
http://www.studentminds.org.uk/transitions-campaign.html

Added by Jill Anderson on March 25, 2014 at 14:34 — No Comments

Mental health crisis care review : call for evidence

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS CARE REVIEW – CALL FOR EVIDENCE FROM CARE QUALITY COMMISSION



We are asking people who experienced a mental health crisis within the last two years and tried to get help from their local services to tell us about the help, care and support they received. We are also encouraging carers to share their experiences, and local groups or organisations that work with people who have experienced a crisis and / or that have an interest in the quality of crisis care in… Continue

Added by Jill Anderson on March 25, 2014 at 14:27 — No Comments

Council for Evidence Based Psychiatry

CEP exists 'to communicate the evidence of the damaging effects of psychiatric drugs and treatments in the UK to the people and institutions that can make a difference. This evidence shows that psychiatric drugs, portrayed as useful and effective by many areas of the medical profession, can cause considerable harm to many patients, particularly when taken long term'. Its members include psychiatrists, academics, withdrawal support charities and others who are deeply…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2014 at 13:14 — No Comments

HEA call for nominations for this year’s Partnership Awards

To recognise and celebrate successful partnership working between staff and students, the HEA is calling for applications for two partnership awards, one of which is jointly awarded with the National Union of Students (NUS).

The first award, the HEA Student and Staff Partnership Award, invites joint submissions from staff and students who have worked together to effect change and enhance the student experience locally. This could be through a formal research or enhancement project, or…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2014 at 20:19 — No Comments

LIVED EXPERIENCE OF PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT

LIVED EXPERIENCE SURVEY ON…

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Added by julie gosling on March 19, 2014 at 16:12 — No Comments

Embedding Mental Wellbeing in the Curriculum: Call for Examples of Current Practice

This project aims to gain insights in to approaches to learning, teaching and assessment that promote and support the wellbeing of both staff and students, across all disciplines in higher education.  Our primary focus is on the curriculum (and the role of those involved in its planning and delivery), rather than on student support services.

 

We are interested in approaches to curriculum planning, delivery and assessment which seek to:

·      minimise…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 18, 2014 at 9:38 — No Comments

Key Facts and Trends in Mental Health

2014 Update produced by the NHS Confederation. 

Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on March 15, 2014 at 18:41 — No Comments

mhhehub update: February/March 2014

Read the Update here.

Added by Jill Anderson on March 14, 2014 at 14:12 — No Comments

Grand Challenges in Student Mental Health: report

Student Minds have identified Ten Grand Challenges in Student Mental Health: 

1 Fear of being judged.

2 Stress.

3 Finding the confidence to tell people you have a mental health problem or are

struggling.

4 Mental Health Problems are seen as a weakness.

5 Loneliness.

6 Finding the confidence to ask for help.

7 Slow and difficult process of referring students to specialist services.

8 Poor general understanding about mental health problems.

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 14, 2014 at 13:25 — No Comments

Keeping me safe and well assessment manual: a human rights based approach

Service user perspectives are often excluded from traditional approaches to risk assessment, which focus on professional views of risks and challenging behaviour. This manual takes a different approach; that of a human rights perspective. A human rights based approach (HRBA) to risk assessment balances the human rights of service users, their carers, and members of their communities. This is so we can, in effect, manage risk more positively. A HRBA looks at risk through a

‘Human Rights’…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 14, 2014 at 12:39 — No Comments

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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.…



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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,…

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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?…

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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…

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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…
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…
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