Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
This is a recent post where I explore the nature of the contemporary university and the impact on the wellbeing of academics. This is part of a series of notes towards an autoethnography of academic well being and the neo-liberal university.
Added by Simon Warren on May 30, 2015 at 11:17 — No Comments
Madness Studies is a new research network for individual scholars and groups who are studying madness and its history. Scholarly perspectives on madness range from the history of psychiatry, clinical psychiatry and psychology to sociology, anthropology, philosophy, literary studies and evolutionary research on human behaviour. Our scope is worldwide, but we are especially focusing on the European and Nordic context. The institutional home of the network is the Department of the History of…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 25, 2015 at 21:33 — No Comments
Art Exhibition at St Margaret’s House From 29th May to 21stJune
*** Official opening on 29 May from 6-9pm ***
Come along and to an art exhibition which aims to challenge the world to discover the insane. The exhibitions, which brings together work from a variety of artists, reveals perspectives on 'madness’ which are not commonly found in the rhetoric of the medical…
Added by Jill Anderson on May 24, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments
The Higher Education Academy’s Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum project has today published five discipline specific practitioner guides for embedding equality and diversity into learning and teaching experiences and environments.
The 2010 Equality Act, and Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) legislation within it, requires a new way of approaching learning, teaching and assessment in higher education so that…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2015 at 18:15 — No Comments
Advance notice of this new book:
Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or someone else’s domain. This collection explores how academic avoidance of disability studies and disability theory is indicative of social prejudice and highlights, conversely, how the academy can and does engage with disability…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2015 at 18:03 — No Comments
In this one day seminar Nick Putman (Open Dialogue UK) and Mia Kurtti (Western Lapland Psychiatric service) will be introducing the Open Dialogue approach from Finland to mental health professionals
and managers, service users, carers and students. The day will be be a mixture of presentations, small and large group discussions, and will cover the following topics:
• Background and history of the
development of the approach
• The 7 principles and 12 key elements of dialogical…
Added by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2015 at 14:43 — No Comments
That’s where the School for Health and Care Radicals (SHCR) comes in. Brought to you by NHS Improving Quality, the School is entirely online, free, backed by the world’s largest health organisation: the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), and is…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2015 at 14:14 — No Comments
Great videos: I loved: A conversation with Gail Hornstein and the story of Agnes's Jacket
Just launching: Research into Narratives of Loneliness and Mental Wellbeing
please disseminate to colleagues and networks
1) Mental health service users with experiences of loneliness / or choice of solitary lifestyle
2) Mental health practitioners with experiences of clients who have loneliness as a presenting issue / or choice of solitary lifestyle
All interviews are confidential, may be face to face,…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2015 at 12:42 — No Comments
13/05/2015 - 52nd Maudsley Debate: More harm than good?
Is the long term use of psychiatric medications causing more harm than good?
The vote at the end of the debate was 136 agreed psychiatric drugs do more harm than good against 66 who disagreed.
Video of the debate is available on YouTube but the recording isn't great.
Added by Sharon Rankin on May 22, 2015 at 12:28 — No Comments
Mad Studies challenges us to think beyond mainstream notions of "mental illness." Panelists - at this presentation at Ryerson University - discuss this social justice approach as an important contribution to other vital discussions about learning and teaching from the margins. Drawing from Disability Studies and Social Work, panelists explore the historical roots of this emergent field, sharing curriculum and teaching strategies and considering how students respond to mad positive academic…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2015 at 11:09 — No Comments
This report investigates how everyday help and support allow people to lead ‘liveable’ lives, exploring the impact of social context and relationships and the development of support over time.
The research, by a team from ScotCen Social Research and Edinburgh University, explored experiences of everyday help and support in three diverse areas in and around Glasgow – Maryhill, Bearsden and Hillhead.…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments
On Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. (British Summer Time), a free, 90-minute webinar on Peer Leadership in Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Services: From Program Development to Outcomes Evaluation will be held. While many EIP programs include (or plan to include) some element of peer support and/or family support, questions remain as to how to ensure meaningful peer involvement that significantly impacts services. The presenters - Nev Jones, PhD; Irene Hurford, MD; and…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments
This short film about psychosis was produced by service users and staff from GMW’s Early intervention Service in collaboration with a local filmmaker. The aim of the film is to raise awareness, reduce stigma and encourage people to seek help early. You can also help with these aims by sharing the film #psychosisfilm.
See also this …Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments
The poems in this collection deal with the real life-worlds of professors, instructors, lecturers, teachers, and others working in education. This volume covers contemporary teaching experiences in education, including the many roles that teachers play such as instructing, lecturing, mentoring, facilitating, coaching, guiding, and leading. This volume covers the manifold life experiences and perspectives of being and working as a teacher in education and the epiphanies experienced in…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2015 at 12:52 — No Comments
The Journal of Applied Social Theory aims to provide an intellectual space where critical applications of social theory (in all its varied forms) can flourish.
The objective in setting up this new open-access journal is to fill a gap in current academic debates regarding the treatment of well-established and sometimes revered theories, theories that can all too often inhibit discussion while shying away from more applied forms of theoretical…
Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2015 at 9:47 — No Comments
NHS England has announced a new Mental Health Taskforce which will develop a five year national strategy for mental health, covering all ages. The strategy will be published in the summer, and will be aligned with NHS England's Five Year Forward View for the whole NHS. It is crucial that the strategy is informed by a wide range of lived experience and professional expertise, and we'd like your help.
Rethink Mental Illness and Mind are members of the Taskforce, and…
Added by Jill Anderson on May 19, 2015 at 11:05 — No Comments
This online resource is pieced together from many sources and perspectives to try to facilitate a deeper and more outward looking idea of madness and psychiatry. It is a public collection where people can link their own perspectives to themes in psychiatry, psychology, sociology and critical methodologies.
Added by Jill Anderson on May 8, 2015 at 17:26 — No Comments
Added by Jill Anderson on May 6, 2015 at 22:13 — No Comments
'The Content of Psychological Distress makes the case for focusing psychological attention on the content of people's distressing personal experience and lessening the reliance on off the shelf categories and procedures. It looks at the rationale for, and practical steps involved in, taking individuals' accounts of their concerns as a starting point. It treats these as a foundation on which approaches of various kinds can be laid. It considers the impact of doing so on building…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on May 6, 2015 at 16:04 — No Comments