April 2017 Blog Posts (17)

Let's talk withdrawal - podcast series

Psychoactive prescription drugs (such as antidepressants, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety medications) can be very difficult to stop taking.  This podcast series draws on real experiences of antidepressant treatment, including withdrawal and tapering, and the views of experts. A valuable resource for generating debate in teaching sessions.

Listen to the podcasts.

Added by Jill Anderson on April 29, 2017 at 21:06 — No Comments

The International Positive Education Network

The International Positive Education Network (IPEN) is an organization that brings together policy-makers, researchers, educators, parents, governments, schools, universities and institutions to support the vision of positive education. We believe in education that prepares people for a flourishing life. Part of our mission is to bring people together from around the world to share best practices, research and policy. We do this by hosting events around the world to engage people in a…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 29, 2017 at 13:59 — No Comments

Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing: spiritual interpretations of symptoms in medical practice

As human migration brings an ever more diverse range of people, cultures and beliefs into contact, Western medical systems must adapt to cater for the different approaches it encounters towards illness, the body, gender, mental health and death.

Based upon training courses taught by the author to staff at hospitals, mental health professionals, and on degree courses, this complete resource provides an essential foundation for understanding the complex and manifold approaches to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 26, 2017 at 16:15 — No Comments

Socioeconomic factors and mental health: call for contributions

Palgrave Communications is an open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan dedicated to publishing high quality original research across all areas of the humanities and social sciences. Article proposals…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 26, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

HEA Practice Education Special Interest Group

Practice Education plays a vital role in providing experiential and work based learning to thousands of health and social care students across the UK. With such an important role in the education of future health and social care professionals the HEA are delighted to announce this inaugural meeting of the Practice Education Special Interest Group. The aims of the group is to support those educators who are responsible for the design, co-ordination and delivery of practice based education.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 26, 2017 at 8:12 — No Comments

Practice Learning: Formats, Challenges and Solutions across the disciplines - online chat

Earlier this month the HEA health and social care team hosted the inaugural meeting of the Practice Education Special Interest Group. The day was focused on the use of practice learning in the development of health and social care professionals. However during the day we exposed a number of universal issues that carry weight in determining the success of education across the disciplines.

So our #HEAchat on Wednesday 26th April 2017 8pmGMT will try to highlight the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 26, 2017 at 8:11 — No Comments

Why did I go Mad? - BBC Horizon programme

For hundreds of years, psychiatry has treated voices and hallucinations as an enemy - regarding them as 'insanity' or 'madness' and seeing them as something to be quashed and even frightened of. But today, new scientific and psychological insights into how the brain works are leading to a radical rethink on what such experiences are - and how they should be treated.

Horizon follows three people living with voices, hallucinations and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 25, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

Democratising health: service user participation, co-production and advocacy for social justice

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

Guest Editors

Dr Karen Newbigging (lead)

School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, UK

k.v.newbigging@bham.ac.uk



June Sadd 

Survivor Consultant, Researcher and Trainer 

junesadd@hotmail.co.uk



Dr Tayeb Alhafez 

Medical Officer, Synaptic…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 21, 2017 at 12:48 — No Comments

National Co-production week - 3-7 July 2017

Co-production Week will celebrate the benefits of co-production, share good practice and highlight the contribution of people who use services and carers to developing better public services.

Co-production is about working in equal partnership with people using services, carers, families and citizens. Co-production offers the chance to transform social care and health provision to a model that that offers people real choice and control.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 13, 2017 at 22:55 — No Comments

Re/Visioning Depression: Creative Approaches to “Feeling Bad” - Call for contributions

Re/Visioning Depression: Creative Approaches to “Feeling Bad” Edited by Robin Alex McDonald

What is depression? … An “imagined sun, bright and black at the same time?” … A “noonday demon?” … A dead fish? In literature, comics, art, and film, we witness new conceptualizations of depression come into being. Unburdened by diagnostic criteria and pharmaceutical concerns, these media employ imagery, narrative, symbolism, and metaphor to forge imaginative, exploratory, and innovative…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 13, 2017 at 16:50 — No Comments

Building a new community psychology of mental health: spaces, places, people and activities - new book

This book provides a much-needed account of informal community-based approaches to working with mental distress. It starts from the premise that contemporary mainstream psychiatry and psychology struggle to capture how distress results from complex embodied arrays of social experiences that are embedded within specific historical, cultural, political and economic settings. The authors challenge mainstream understandings of mental health that position a naive public in need of mental…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 12, 2017 at 12:13 — No Comments

Teaching critical approaches to depression and anxiety when you are depressed and anxious - by Jane EM Callaghan

New blog bost by Jane EM Callaghan: 

"In the many years I have taught mental health, I have always wrestled with a fundamental contradiction. On the one hand, I have a political commitment to an anti-diagnostic, and anti-medicalisation stance. On the other hand, I have struggled life long with anxiety, trauma responses, and depression.

This year, I came to teach my classes on anxiety and depression 9 months into my treatment with duloxetine. This has been a life saving drug for…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 8, 2017 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

Society for Research into Higher Education conference: call for papers.

Higher Education rising to the challenge: Balancing expectations of students, society and stakeholders

6-8 December 2017: Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, UK

The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) invites research contributions to this prestigious international higher education conference.

The SRHE International Research Conference attracts wide participation from researchers globally.

It provides a stimulating international forum for papers of an…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 6, 2017 at 12:14 — No Comments

Mental health practice: a risky business - call for papers

Mental Health Practice, a risky business?

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

Guest Editor: Dr Anne Felton

School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

Anne.Felton@nottingham.ac.uk

Risk is high on the mental health policy agenda; it is a core aspect of mental health professional practice which has gained increasing focus in recent years. The growth of the recovery philosophy in mental health care has…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 3, 2017 at 11:10 — No Comments

Crazywise: new film

Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. 

Further details, including terms for educational use.

Added by Jill Anderson on April 2, 2017 at 13:48 — No Comments

MHNAUK - notes of Hertfordshire meeting

Brief account of the latest Mental Health Nurse Academics UK meeting, at the University of Hertfordshire. 

READ HERE

Added by Jill Anderson on April 2, 2017 at 9:10 — No Comments

2017 Groupwork Student Essay prize

Student groupworkers are invited to submit an essay or paper on any aspect of their practice of groupwork. Any student on a first degree or masters program, or those who have graduated in 2015, may submit an essay or paper (maximum 5,000 words) for the prize.

We invite essays from students who have worked or done placements with groups in a variety of contexts: in the Statutory, State or Federal systems; Non-Governmental or Not-for-Profit Sectors; or in the independent or private…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 2, 2017 at 9:06 — 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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