This recent article by Phil Thomas can be found at:
The questions that he poses at the end may well be of use in sparking debate with students:
- Given the problems with…
Added by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2013 at 17:25 —
' ... spouses have shared pride in the courage displayed by their loved ones. Professionals have been brought to tears as they acknowledge their deeper understanding about what the person with dementia experiences ... '
This great project from US enables groups of people with dementia to share experiences - then to…
Added by julie gosling on May 26, 2013 at 15:10 —
by Steve Harrington, MPA, J.D. Recovery Library
Reposted from The Institute of Recovery by John Thorpe in Linked-In group: Peer Support Network
Among mental health professionals, self-disclosure of personal information has been a long-debated subject. Some believe this disclosure interferes with treatment. Other clinicians are… Continue
Added by julie gosling on May 24, 2013 at 9:00 —
Lecture by psychiatrist & philosopher Patrick Bracken in Forum for existential psychology & therapy, at University of Copenhagen, 18/4 2012.
View it here.
Added by Jill Anderson on May 23, 2013 at 21:47 —
Service Users owning their own Clinical Practice - It is possible?
My Time CIC is a pioneering service user owned mental health service in Birmingham which has just won a National Award for Learning for Health. My Time is founder member of the Birmingham Mental Health Consortium and is a strong advocate for service users setting up their own services. My Time has been successfully running for 11… Continue
Added by julie gosling on May 23, 2013 at 20:09 —
Film in the making which sounds incredible:
Documentary about mental asylum run by its own patients
Since 2011 I’ve been making a feature length documentary about a man who manages a mental asylum run by its own patients in Juárez, Mexico. Apart from empathy, the patients share few resources but somehow they’ve survived the trauma of life in the world’s… Continue
Added by julie gosling on May 23, 2013 at 19:32 —
Here is just one example of the exceptionally creative output from Durham University's Centre For Medical Humanities and surely a wonderful beacon for the rest of us to follow. Read on .... Continue
Ordinary Wars: Transition, Weddings, Wives, Choreography and Research
by Centre for Medical Humanities…
Added by julie gosling on May 23, 2013 at 10:00 —
Thou Art the Film
This film was made in collaboration with service users, who played an important part in raising the research funding; interviewing; filming; editing and production of the film. Please feel free to use it widely. It forms the basis of a forthcoming book (2014/15) based on the narratives of art and… Continue
Added by Olivia Sagan on May 22, 2013 at 16:00 —
Traditionally, people with learning disabilities and people with autism did not have a great time when they needed to use mental health services. The Equalities Act 2010 expects mental health services to end this discrimination by making reasonable adjustments to their ways of working.
In response, the NHS Confederation commissioned NDTi to write a report, funded by the Department of Health, showing how to ‘clarify and embed into practice reasonable adjustments for people with autism… Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2013 at 11:40 —
Apologies for using the MHHE to circulate this information. Please pass on to anyone who might be interested.
Details below or on the jobs.ac.uk website:
Added by Kate Karban on May 21, 2013 at 18:23 —
This resource aims to help health professionals to manage issues of confidentiality and negotiate information sharing dilemmas with families, friends and carers supporting people with mental health problems.
View the resource here.
Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2013 at 18:03 —
Guardian article discusses findings of new survey.
Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2013 at 15:19 —
This doctoral programme provides social care practitioners, managers, educators and policy makers with the chance to develop advanced research skills rooted in their own professional experience, in an environment that combines high academic standards with opportunities for supervised clinical social work practice. Find out more.
Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2013 at 15:17 —
The Health and Care Professions Council held a consultation between 3 September 2012 and 7 December 2012 on a proposal to amend the standards of education and training (SETs) and supporting guidance to require the involvement of service users in approved programmes. Its Education and Training Committee (Committee) considered the outcomes from the consultation at its meeting on 7 March 2013.
The Committee agreed the SETs should be amended to require the involvement of service users and… Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2013 at 15:16 —
An academic who specialises in how arts activity can facilitate mental wellbeing is leading the new psychology degree course at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.
Olivia Sagan has moved from University College London (UCL) to take up the post of Academic Co-ordinator for Psychology at BGU.
For the first time from September 2013 BGU undergraduates will be able to combine the study of psychology with another degree subject, such as drama, history or sport.
Added by Jill Anderson on May 19, 2013 at 11:12 —
The Open Paradigm Project is dedicated to fostering the voices and perspectives that accompany changing realities and new understandings of ourselves and the world. We believe these voices – unusual, or mad as they may be – light the way the way to cultural paradigms. Societies, businesses, and families throughout history have learned from these voices, and ignored them at their peril.
We produce creative, journalistic, promotional, and educational media on behalf of those who wish to… Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 18, 2013 at 17:26 —
Mad at School explores the contested boundaries between disability, illness, and mental illness in the setting of U.S. higher education. Much of the research and teaching within disability studies assumes a disabled body but a rational and energetic (an "agile") mind. In Mad at School , scholar and disabilities activist Margaret Price asks: How might our education practices change if we understood disability to incorporate the disabled… Continue
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'Academic rigour, journalistic flair': UK site launches today. View here.
Added by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2013 at 12:30 —
In the last few weeks, as the publication of DSM 5 grows near, there have been some unprecedented reactions to the new psychiatric bible. The 3 that stick out are
1. activity on twitter from US psychiatrists who have 'come out' and admitted that the biological theory of depression, for instance the serotonin hypothesis, is known by medics to have no evidence and is something that they tell patients because it seems to go down well and is found to be reassuring. What this means for the… Continue
Added by Bill Penson on May 13, 2013 at 19:38 —