April 2014 Blog Posts (19)

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 30, 2014 at 16:55 — No Comments

Outduction: enhancing the final year experience

Outduction was a collaborative project between Kingston University London and University of Bradford. It was funded by the HE Academy's National Teaching Fellowship Scheme and aimed to improve our understanding of the experience of students in their final year of undergraduate study.

View resources here.

Added by Jill Anderson on April 30, 2014 at 16:49 — No Comments

Organising in the Neighbourhood: The Potential and Ambiguities of New Forms of Community Activism

Annual Lecture of the Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector: 29 May in Bradford. 

See here for further details

Added by Jill Anderson on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 — No Comments

Connecting people: an exploratory study of how health and social care workers help people to develop and maintain relationships

Supportive relationships are important for people experiencing mental health problems. They can both enhance mental well-being and provide access to social resources which, in turn, can support recovery. As mental health problems often impact on an individual’s social relationships – because of stigma or the effect of the mental health problem on the individual, for example – it is important for health and social care workers to support people to maintain and develop their social…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 30, 2014 at 10:57 — 3 Comments

Working with fathers to improve children's wellbeing

The idea of this site is to put practitioners who work with fathers in touch with some relevant research. The term 'work with fathers' here refers to any kind of help for men in a caring role - whether or not they are biological fathers - which is designed to improve the well-being of children. This might be some kind of parenting course (maybe alongside mothers); it might be a therapeutic session, or some kind of activity-based work; or it might be a less structured self-help…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 30, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

mhhehub chat on Mindfulness in Higher Education

There will be an online chat on the mhhehub on the topic of 'Mindfulness in Higher Education' on Wednesday 7 May from 4-5pm. It will be an opportunity to discuss the use of mindfulness approaches in learning and teaching about mental health and more generally.  To join the chat, just log in to the mhhehub and scroll down for the chat screen.  Any queries, do contact me.  Please pass this on to anyone else to whom it may be of interest. 

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 30, 2014 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Beyond the Usual Suspects

Beyond the Usual Suspects

The focus of this report is making it possible for everyone who wants to, to be more involved in and have more say over their lives and the services they use to live them. This aspiration has come to be framed in terms of ‘user involvement’. The report draws on findings from a national research and development project supported by the Department of Health, which aimed to find out how this could be achieved.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 29, 2014 at 16:36 — No Comments

Thank You for My Request

Dear Jill, John Cromby, Joanie Barber-Bee, Jenny Weinstein, Joan Cook and Stephen Yorke, Sandra Duggan

Truly grateful for all your thoughts and sharing the process of recruiting service user and carer to teach in Higher Education. I hope to keep in touch.

Many thanks again.

Best Wishes,

Nessie

Added by Nessie Shia on April 25, 2014 at 13:34 — 1 Comment

Short course in "Making Psychological Therapy Safe and Effective"

Hi all,

Please follow this link for information on a day-long course being held in Sheffield on June 3rd 2014 to look at how research methods and evidence can support ethical practice and improve psychological therapy outcomes. Using an engaging mix of talks, quizzes, live demonstrations and practical exercises, we will bring you up to date on therapy research findings and develop your…

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Added by Chris Blackmore on April 24, 2014 at 15:57 — No Comments

Music Asylums: wellbeing through music in everyday life.

Taking a cue from Erving Goffman’s classic work, Asylums, Tia DeNora develops a novel interdisciplinary framework for music, health and wellbeing. Considering health and illness both in medical contexts and in the often-overlooked realm of everyday life, DeNora argues that these identities are by no means mutually exclusive. Moreover, she suggests that the promotion of health and more specifically, mental health, involves a great deal more than a concern with medication, genetic…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 24, 2014 at 14:53 — No Comments

Call for Examples of Effective Practice in Independent Learning

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) have commissioned Liz Thomas Associates to undertake research about Effective practice in independent learning, between March and August 2014.  As part of this study we are looking for…
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Added by Jill Anderson on April 24, 2014 at 14:49 — No Comments

Health Expectations: Applications invited for editor in chief

We are looking for an Editor-in-Chief to lead a team of Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members for this highly successful journal focused on public participation in health care and health policy. 
 
Health Expectations is a highly regarded, international, ISI listed journal (2012 Impact Factor: 2.11) covering all 
aspects of public participation in health care and health policy, including; 
 Patient-Centred care and quality…
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Added by Jill Anderson on April 23, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Psychiatrised Children and their Rights: Global Perspectives

Special issue of Children and Society. 

View the table of contents.

Added by Jill Anderson on April 22, 2014 at 23:50 — No Comments

SWAN Mental Health Charter

In response to the current crisis in mental health services, the Social Work Action Network (SWAN) has developed a Charter for Mental Health. The Charter describes the impact of cuts, privatisation and welfare reform on service users and mental health workers, and argues we need to build alliances of resistance to contribute to the development of more and better support for those with mental health needs.
 
The Charter has…
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Added by Jill Anderson on April 16, 2014 at 10:25 — No Comments

A request from Nessie Shia

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Dear Hub members,



I would be grateful if any hub members can share their experience regarding the process of recruiting service users and carers' involvement in Higher Education. The School of Health Sciences and Social Care at Brunel has had a long history of involving service users / carers in the curriculum. Each division within the School has different arrangement regarding payment and resources. I am one of the members of the service and carers working group and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

A critique of the Guardian's recent coverage of student mental health

See here for an interesting blog posting, critiquing the Guardian's recent coverage, and its individualistic, de-contextualised stance on student mental health. Any thoughts?

Added by Jill Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 15:43 — No Comments

The role of the social worker in adult mental health

Care Minister Norman Lamb and the Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo joined The College of Social Work at the House of Commons last week to celebrate the launch of a report detailing the specialist role for social work in adult mental health services.

The paper ‘The Role of…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Research for all: a journal for all

This journal, to be launched by IOE Press, will focus on the role of academic research in society at large, and the role of society at large in academic research. It will publish empirical research and critical analyses of public engagement with research across all academic disciplines; opinion pieces from public perspectives and engagement intermediaries; and reviews of books and events. It is a forum for sharing the learning from…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Vacancies at Abertay University: Professor and S/L in mental health nursing

Abertay University in Dundee is currently advertising for a Prof Mental Health Nursing and a Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing. Details of the posts can be found at https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061263/THW_JobBoard.aspx

Added by Jill Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 9:30 — 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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