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. 

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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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Humanising health and social care - some links

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 5, 2018 at 14:29 0 Comments

Some links to project with a focus on the mental health of mental health professionals and/or humanising health and social care. 

Action for Careforce Wellbeing

https://survivingwork.org/action-for-care-worker-wellbeing/

In2gr8mentalhealth

Destigmatising the experience of mental ill-health in mental health professionals…

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Keeping Control - animation

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 3, 2018 at 10:10 0 Comments

This animation was commissioned to disseminate the findings from a research project carried out at Middlesex University.Keeping control

The project set out to address an important gap in research and practice knowledge relating to ‘disability hate crime’, targeted violence and hostility against people with mental health…

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Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Settings - Literature Review

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 3, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

A Melbourne Social Equity Institute research team is examining ways of avoiding coercive practices to ensure people experiencing mental health crises are treated with dignity and respect.  Most recently, the team undertook a systematic review of global practices that aim to reduce, prevent and end coercive practices in mental health settings.

The review was commissioned…

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Kindness, Emotions and Human Relationships - the blind spot in public policy: new report

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 3, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

There is growing recognition of the importance of kindness and relationships for societal wellbeing. But talking about kindness does not fit easily within the rational lexicon of public policy. 

Julia Unwin’s report, for the Carnegie Trust, Kindness, emotions and human relationships: The blind spot in public policy argues that there have been very good reasons…

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Journal of autoethnography for health and social care.

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 17, 2018 at 17:32 0 Comments

This journal aims to provide a forum for opening intellectual curiousity and exploration via auto ethnographic enquiry. The journal casts a critical eye over the material, social, cultural and political worlds we inhabit.

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Keeping Control - animation

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 12, 2018 at 11:00 0 Comments

IF BAD THINGS HAPPEN AND THEN YOU ARE NOT HELPED OR PROTECTED THAT MAKES IT MUCH WORSE

This animation was commissioned to disseminate the findings from a research project carried out at Middlesex…

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Action for Care Workers' Wellbeing

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 12, 2018 at 10:30 1 Comment

Yesterday, on World Mental Health Day (10 October 2018), Action for Care-Workers Wellbeing (ACW) was launched.

Facilitated by BASW, ACW is a collaborative network of professionals from the NHS and social care who represent a wide range of key UK caring professions (Nursing, General Practice, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work and Paramedics).

The group’s aim is to raise awareness of stress and burnout within the health and social care workforce, identify solutions, and propose…

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Abstracts and reviewers wanted: International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 5, 2018 at 10:14 0 Comments

The 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health takes place in York next July. It is an opportunity for social work practitioners, researchers, service users and carers to come together to discuss practice innovations, research and futures for social work in the spheres of health and…
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Upcoming changes to the Mental Health and Mental Capacity Acts: video of SCIE webinar

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 27, 2018 at 15:17 0 Comments

In September 2018, SCIE hosted a webinar to discuss the forthcoming changes to the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act. The webinar reflected on the important changes in how people's rights are protected. A panel of policy and practice experts in both pieces of legislation helped practitioners, academics and others reflect on these important changes.

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Minds, Madness, Medicine: should we change the way we treat mental illnesses? - video of debate at the Hay festival

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 23, 2018 at 7:42 0 Comments

Deaths from heart disease have fallen by almost two thirds since the 1960s.Yet outcomes for those with mental illness, from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, have not improved for decades. Is this because we have the wrong diagnoses? Might neuroscience provide more precise descriptions and therefore more effective treatment? Or is mental health too complex for us to understand it in mere…

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