Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
A number of organisations have come together under the banner of Mental Wealth Foundation to challenge the coercive strategies the current regime has used since it came to power as part of the coalition in 2010
To gain a better understanding of these issues The Mental Health Resistance Network recently produced this film entitled Psychocompulsion and Workfare.
See also 'Bin…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 22, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments
Research: The University of Bolton – To understand how people with mental health conditions use social media for support and information.
Ethical Approval and Funding:
The University of Bolton’s Ethical Committee have granted ethical approval of this research. A copy of ethical approval can be sent on request.
The research is being carried out by members of educational staff at the University in…Continue
Added by Laura Clarry on March 21, 2016 at 22:20 — No Comments
I've joined MHHE and I'll be 100% honest I don't know all that much about it. However, I do plan to read more and find out. Despite my newness here I'd like to ask for a little help from anyone reading.
I am currently providing voluntary assistance to both Dr. Julie Prescott and Dr. Gill Allen of the University of Bolton. An ongoing research project of theirs is looking at how people use social media in relation to mental health; do people gain informal support from…Continue
Added by Laura Clarry on March 21, 2016 at 22:16 — No Comments
Why do I come to MHHE? Good question. The truth is that I haven't really participated in MHHE in any consistent manner. I dip in and out, depending on the things that come up on Jill's regular announcements. Again, thanks to Jill, some of my own blogging about mental health in academia has been shared - though I have been very quiet on this front for a while.
It is partly an ambivalence about identification with the categories of 'mental health service user', 'depression', 'mad…Continue
Since 2014, British Universities and Collegest Sport (BUCS) has been working with Student Minds to develop a package of support which can be offered to universities across the country, using sport as a tool to support mental wellbeing. A training programme has been piloted and is now being expanded. It is currently being delivered to equip HE sport staff to deliver and cascade a mental health training module to their own university clubs and sports teams.…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 18, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments
This book prioritises the perspectives of queer young people, including those who have experience of self-harming or feeling suicidal. Presenting analysis based on research carried out with young people both online and face-to-face, the authors offer a critical perspective on the role of norms in the production of self-harming and suicidal youth.
Added by Jill Anderson on March 18, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments
The Alzheimer’s Society has funded eight Doctoral Training Centres to help to increase knowledge and build capacity in dementia research. TANDEM is the Doctoral Training Centre that has been funded to explore The Arts and Dementia. It is a partnership between the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester and the Centre for…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 17, 2016 at 17:22 — No Comments
Public attitudes towards inequality are complex. People generally believe that some occupations should be paid more than others. But they also believe that the gap between the highest and lowest paid is too great. Many members of the public appear to feel that inequality is inevitable and that there is little chance of reducing it. Media portrayals of poverty reinforce stereotypes of people living in poverty as ‘scroungers’. They maintain myths, such as “Poverty only exists because people…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 16, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments
Somatosphere is collaborative website covering the intersections of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural psychiatry, psychology and bioethics. mhhe recently featured on it.
Added by Jill Anderson on March 15, 2016 at 16:32 — No Comments
I have recently received this query from an AMHP programme lead. Does anyone have any thoughts to share?
"How are other AMHP programmes managing to financially support user and carer involvement? We are not able to access the money to support user involvement that comes from the DoH as part of qualifying social work training as AMHP is post qualifying - and of course this is likely to end anyway. There is also less money available within the university.
This is having an…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 15, 2016 at 16:06 — No Comments
This conference is for those with an interest in the links between social justice and therapeutic practice. It is an opportunity to explore the role that embodiment may have in this relationship: our social, psychological and biological being. The conference will look at how social and political conditions impact on the bodies of our clients and ourselves; and how, as consciously embodied beings, we can develop new and radical approaches to promoting social change.
Added by Heather Allan on March 15, 2016 at 10:57 — No Comments
The University of Surrey will be hosting a two-day Symposium (11th/12th July 2016) on ‘The meanings of recovery: A dialogue across the sociologies of mental health, physical illness, injury and addiction’. Confirmed speakers/workshop conveners include Diana Rose, Sarah Nettleton, Hilary Thomas, Sarah Earthy, Ewen Speed, Graham Scambler, Iain Wilkinson, Emma Wincup, Jim Roe, Paul Stoneman. Dr Lynne Friedli will also give a public lecture on the evening of the 11th.…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 14, 2016 at 17:06 — No Comments
Researchers at the University of Sunderland are currently looking for participants to take part in a research study investigating the experiences of counselling for male victims of domestic violence in the UK. The study is funded by the University of Sunderland for this academic year, and all interviews need to be completed by the end of July as the funding ends then. Although we have been advertising the study through a number of partner agencies for 6-8 weeks, we have not received any…Continue
Added by Jeannette Roddy on March 11, 2016 at 17:51 — No Comments
This is an evolving collection of links, on bundlr, aiming to support learning and teaching about depression.
Please contribute other helpful resources.
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In 1961, when Franco Basaglia arrived outside the grim walls of the Gorizia asylum, on the Italian border with Yugoslavia, it was a place of horror, a Bedlam for the mentally sick and excluded, redolent of Basaglia’s own wartime experience inside a fascist gaol. Patients were frequently restrained for long periods, and therapy was largely a matter of electric and insulin shocks. The corridors stank, and for many of the interned the doors were locked for life. This was a concentration…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 9, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments
Asylum magazine is a forum for free debate, open to anyone with an interest in psychiatry or mental health. The magazine is not-for-profit and run by a collective of unpaid volunteers. This issue is the first of the year in which Asylum celebrates being 30.
The summer issue is planned as a collection of perceptions from people active in the field. If you would like to contribute material,…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 9, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments
Links to photographic resources that may be of use in learning and teaching about mental health.
Journal of Public Mental Health (JPMH) focuses on the research, policy and practice that put mental well-being at the heart of the public health agenda. JPMH provides a double blind peer-reviewed forum for dissemination and debate on all aspects of public mental health.
This international interdisciplinary journal welcomes contributions from all sectors involved in public mental health and covers:
Woody Caan has posed the question:
'How can we incorporate more Mental Health Promotion into professional programmes?'
England has particular problems of inequality. For example, at least 10% of its children grow up with economic and social disadvantages (that is over 1 million young people), with devastating impacts on their mental health and wellbeing. Farmer’s…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on March 7, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments
Can you describe a complex topic using only the thousand most common English words? It's harder than it looks.
This resource may be helpful - for both educators and students - in finding straightforward ways to communicate ideas, both verbally and in writing.
Added by Jill Anderson on March 7, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments