May 2014 Blog Posts (16)

The importance of supporting social workers’ own wellbeing should not be underestimated

The importance of supporting social workers’ own wellbeing should not be underestimated

After Mike Bush experienced a mental breakdown while working as a social worker he looked to improve support for professionals' wellbeing


Added by Mike Bush on May 22, 2014 at 17:21 — No Comments

Funding for service user and carer involvement in the social work degree to continue.

Service user and carer involvement in the development and delivery of the social work degree: Block grant per course of £7,400 will continue to be paid in 2014-15.

Added by Jill Anderson on May 19, 2014 at 19:24 — No Comments

Exploring family carer involvement in forensic mental health services

Scottish policy and law underline the importance of supporting family carers and using their knowledge and experience to increase the effectiveness of mental health care and treatment. In particular, the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (MHCT Act), and Caring Together, Carers Strategy for Scotland (Scottish Government, 2010), emphasise involvement and participation of carers in mental health services. While there is a growing body of research about carers’ experiences…


Added by Jill Anderson on May 18, 2014 at 9:46 — No Comments

New HEA report on practice assessment panels in social work

The report documents findings from a study on practice assessment panels and focuses on decision making around social work students deemed to have failed their practice placements. The report briefly documents major developments in English social work education as well as the current context of practice learning within England.

The report goes on to highlight concerns around the robustness of practice education, in particular the apparent reluctance by practice educators to fail…


Added by Jill Anderson on May 18, 2014 at 9:25 — No Comments

International Journal for Educational Integrity

The journal provides a platform for educators across all sectors to research issues in the multi-disciplinary field of educational integrity. In addition, IJEI provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to take a leadership role in the relatively new field of educational integrity.

The IJEI is an international refereed journal where research on educational integrity is disseminated in an accessible and cost-effective format. The journal challenges readers to consider…


Added by Jill Anderson on May 18, 2014 at 9:15 — No Comments

Embedding mental wellbeing in the curriculum: maximising success in higher education

24 June 2014 at 12.00.

This webinar explores ways in which leadership in curriculum development, especially new areas such as mental wellbeing, is a collaborative venture in which all staff and students can play a part. The increase in the numbers of students disclosing/experiencing poor mental health and evidence to suggest that study related factors can exacerbate mental distress and impact on retention and achievement mean that this focus on mental wellbeing in terms of academic…


Added by Jill Anderson on May 18, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

MHNAUK position statement on dementia care

The Mental Health Nurse Academics UK group has produced a position statement on dementia care. 

Read the statement here.

Added by Jill Anderson on May 17, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Journal of Critical Anti-Oppressive Social Inquiry

CAOS is an interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal that publishes original articles/art work/poetry that foreground critical forms of social inquiry, research and practice. These include but are not limited to Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP), Intersectionality, Anti-Racism, Anti-Black Racism, …


Added by Jill Anderson on May 17, 2014 at 7:53 — No Comments

Post Graduate Certificate in Communities, Engagement and Enterprise

A unique opportunity for those interested in community engagement and social justice to explore the historical, political and theoretical roots of community work in Britain, and to develop a deeper insight into the emergence, development and potential of 21st century community organising and social action within a global context.

This course runs at the University of Brighton.  …


Added by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2014 at 16:45 — No Comments

The role of traditional healing in mental health

Burgeoning research has highlighted the convoluted mental health pathways of members of the African and Caribbean communities, and their over-representation within the mental health service.

In many respects their experiences are a microcosm of issues associated with the black minority ethnic communities living in London. Experiences around spirituality, for instance, may be one key area frequently “pathologised” by those involved in delivering mental health care, rather than viewed…


Added by Jill Anderson on May 12, 2014 at 19:04 — No Comments

Patient involvement in medical and healthcare education - tweetchat

The next #ukmeded Twitter chat will take place on Thursday 15th May at 9pm, on the role of patients and patient leaders in medical and healthcare education.

If you haven't taken part in a Twitter chat before, all you need is a Twitter account (they are free, and you can set one up via<…


Added by Jill Anderson on May 12, 2014 at 17:46 — No Comments

'Illness' by Havi Carel

Havi Carel was speaking at an event at the Storey Institute in Lancaster today.  This book was mentioned and may be of interest:

What is illness? Is it a physiological dysfunction, a social label, or a way of experiencing the world? How do the physical, social and emotional worlds of a person change when they become ill? And can there be well-being within illness? In this remarkable and thought-provoking book, Havi Carel explores these questions by weaving together…


Added by Jill Anderson on May 12, 2014 at 17:04 — 1 Comment

Mindfulness for Students

The practice of mindfulness in universities and colleges is a relatively recent development. The Mindfulness for Students Network is made up of mindfulness teachers who are interested in supporting the practice of mindfulness in higher education. They have come together to create a forum for sharing resources, information and good practice.

Visit the website

Added by Jill Anderson on May 7, 2014 at 15:46 — No Comments

Think ahead: meeting the workforce challenges in mental health social work

This report examines the challenges facing mental health social work, and 'offers a blueprint for a fast-track programme that could better recruit and train high-calibre graduates for the profession'.  Any thoughts?

Download the report

Added by Jill Anderson on May 6, 2014 at 22:08 — No Comments

mhhehub chat for AMHP programme leaders

A chat session for people responsible for Approved Mental Health Professional training programmes will be held on the mhhehub on Thursday 15 May 2014 from 9 - 10am.  To join the chat, just log in to the mhhehub and scroll down for the chat screen.  This chat session is aimed at people who have responsibility for AMHP training programmes and are based in universities, or in joint posts spanning higher education and local authorities or trusts.  It will be facilitated by…


Added by Jill Anderson on May 6, 2014 at 11:39 — No Comments


A collection of ideas, examples, information and research about therapeutic mental health inpatient care. 

Visit Wardipedia

Added by Jill Anderson on May 6, 2014 at 9:27 — No Comments

Monthly Archives









Blog Posts

Mental health and neoliberalism - video of New School of Economics event

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 10, 2018 at 22:23 0 Comments

Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism? We asked the panelists to reflect on the aftermath of the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies which followed, but then to engage with how the slashing of expenditure on public services and increase in private debt has been met with questions around whether these factors are exacerbating mental health problems. This event titled, ‘Mental Health and Neoliberalism’, sought to situate the growing…


Afflicted: how vulnerability can heal medical education and practice

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 22:47 0 Comments

In Afflicted, Nicole Piemonte examines the preoccupation in medicine with cure over care, arguing that the traditional focus on biological intervention keeps medicine from addressing the complex realities of patient suffering. Although many have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medical practice, few have considered the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ontological reasons for it. Piemonte fills that gap, examining why it is that…


The effect - radio play

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 13:56 0 Comments

The Effect -  Drama on 3 - by Lucy Prebble.
Starring Jessie Buckley, Christine Entwisle, Damien Molony and Samuel West.
"I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect."
Award-winning chemical romance. 
Connie (Jessie Buckley - 'The Last Post', 'Taboo') and Tristan (Damien Molony - 'Crashing', 'Being Human') are taking part…

While your back was turned: the mental health of young women and girls.

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 2, 2018 at 18:10 0 Comments

The mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. As the evidence section in this paper will show, the last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis levels.…


Mental Health Act – The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 17:52 0 Comments

This report looks at causes for the rise in use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to detain people.

The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England report cover image

National data shows an increasing use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to treat people in hospitals.

In 2016, the CQC committed to working with local services to gather views on the reasons for the national increase in the use of the MHA, to identify how local services are responding to the changing activity, and to…


Social policy first hand: An international introduction to participatory social welfare - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 11:55 0 Comments

Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision. A companion volume to Peter Beresford's bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at…


Asylum magazine - events calendar

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:54 0 Comments

Asylum magazine has a new events calendar.  You can view it here.

UMHAN blog - writers wanted

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:52 0 Comments

University Mental Health Advisers Network.

Are you interested in in HE? Do you like writing and are passionate about sharing your opinion? Look no further. The Blog is…


With children in mind: current research and policy developments on mental health and young people

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 15:30 0 Comments

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Public Mental Health

Expected publication in 2019 as Volume 18, Issue 1.

Guest Editors: 

Gill Coverdale, Co-editor of JPMH and Royal College of Nursing, UK…


Psychology and Mental Health - beyond nature and nurture

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 21, 2018 at 11:45 0 Comments

Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This free online course provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.

Over six weeks, you will explore some of the current challenges and debates in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and discover new ways of thinking psychologically about mental health.



© 2018   Created by Jill Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service