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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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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