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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Launch of Mad In Asia - online platform

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:14 0 Comments

Mad in Asia is an online platform whose primary mission is to contribute to changing the narrative about madness and mental distress.

Mad in Asia hopes to showcase narratives that are contextually relevant for the Asia region that focus on the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities as well as challenge the dominance of western biomedical psychiatry and clinical psychology. Led by persons with psychosocial disabilities from Asian countries and in collaboration with…

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Community Open Online Courses (COOCs)

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:08 0 Comments

Community Open Online Courses (COOCs) are an opportunity for people to share their passions, ideas and knowledge with each other.  What learning is created is down to you, the users.  Learning is most enjoyable when it is taught by those with enthusiasm and a desire to share what they know.  The word ‘courses’ is loosely used, there are no exams, no tests, no qualifications required.  The aim is to get people from all parts of the community to generate learning opportunities and to share…

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The Angry Consumer - embracing difficult conversations

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 10, 2018 at 10:54 0 Comments

This is a great new blog post by Nev Jones. 

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Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 1, 2018 at 19:05 0 Comments

Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education, by Jan McArthur, looks at assessment in HE through the lenses of critical pedagogy and social justice, and offers new insights to both fields of enquiry. …

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Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 30, 2018 at 10:30 0 Comments

This new book, by Noël Hunter, represents a critical exploration of the mental health system as it pertains to individuals experiencing 'madness'

trauma and madness

Is written entirely from the perspective of people with lived experience

Offers resources and directions for the future, as recommended by people with the experiences in consideration.

Find out…

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Social policy first hand An international introduction to participatory social welfare

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 29, 2018 at 14:30 0 Comments

Social policy is often constructed and implemented by people who have little experience of its impact as a service user, but there has been a growing interest in greater public, patient and service user involvement in social policy as both political activity and academic discipline.

Social…

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Mad Studies webinar series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:59 0 Comments

This series of eight online webinars will introduce participants to mad studies, an emerging, interdisciplinary field encompassing a variety of philosophical, social, and cultural perspectives on what we consider "madness." As a discipline, mad studies seeks to challenge dominant understandings of "mental illness," rejecting the notion that the biomedical model of psychiatry is an accurate interpretation of human mental and emotional states. Mad studies offers a variety of alternative…

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Paying people who receive benefits - coproduction and participation.

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:55 0 Comments

This At a glance briefing, from SCIE, looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for people who use services and carers to get involved in paid co-production/ participation in health and social care. 

View the briefing.

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.

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