May 2016 Blog Posts (9)

Rising Prescriptions, Rising Mental Health Disability: Is There a Link? - debate

 A meeting was convened in parliament on 11 May, with the title 'Rising Prescriptions, Rising Mental Health Disability: Is There a Link?'.  The organisers were…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2016 at 11:54 — No Comments

Bringing together physical and mental health: a new frontier for integrated care

Until now, most efforts to promote integrated care have focused on bridging the gaps between health and social care or between primary and secondary care. But the NHS five year forward view has highlighted a third dimension – bringing together physical and mental health.

This report makes a compelling case for this ‘new frontier’ for integration. It gives service users’ perspectives…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2016 at 11:10 — No Comments

Keeping Control: Exploring mental health service user perspectives on targeted violence and hostility in the context of adult safeguarding

This research project is a 16-month user-led, co-produced exploratory study funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research and undertaken by a research team at Middlesex University. The project commenced in February 2016 and is due to conclude in June 2017. It is led by Dr Sarah Carr, Associate Professor of Mental Health Research.

The work seeks to address an important gap in research and practice knowledge relating to ‘disability hate crime’, targeted violence and hostility…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

International journal of care and caring: call for papers

Submissions to the journal are invited from disciplines and subject areas across the social and health sciences and from all scientific fields relevant to care and caring. 



Main subject areas will be employment studies, family studies, gerontology, healthcare, migration studies, social care, social policy, social work and sociology. 



Contributions are also welcome in: assistive technology, business studies, community work, counselling,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 14, 2016 at 9:39 — No Comments

Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

The HEA is delighted to launch a new team award, the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE). This award recognises the significance of team working in learning and teaching. Up to six successful teams will be awarded £15,000 to support further dissemination, evaluation and impact measurement of their innovative practice.

Deadline: 12 Noon on 21 July 2016.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 12, 2016 at 15:55 — No Comments

Global Partnership for Transformative Social Work

Social work’s traditional location between mainstream and marginalized society, its commitment to serving oppressed people, and its professional mandate to promote a more just social order, position it to be a positive force for transformative change. The Global Partnership for Transformative Social Work believes that this requires new approaches to scholarship, education, practice and inquiry. 

The GPTSW is a world-wide, non-affiliated community of social work educators, researchers,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 5, 2016 at 17:46 — 2 Comments

Taos Institute

The Taos Institute is a community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the social processes essential for the construction of reason, knowledge, and human value. It is a non-profit organization committed to exploring, developing and disseminating ideas and practices that promote creative, appreciative and collaborative processes in families, communities and organizations around the world. We achieve our educational ends through conferences, workshops, publications, a PhD…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 5, 2016 at 17:37 — No Comments

The International Journal of Collaborative-Dialogic Practice

The International Journal of Collaborative-Dialogic Practice brings together members of a growing international community of practitioners, scholars, educators, researchers, and consultants from diverse disciplines who are interested in collaborative-dialogic practice based in postmodern-social construction assumptions. This community responds to important questions in social and human sciences such as:

How can our practices have relevance for the people we meet in our…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 5, 2016 at 17:34 — No Comments

InterAction: How can academics and the third sector work together to influence policy and practice?

This report seeks to explore what scope exists for academics and the third sector to work together to influence policy and practice, and how this might be done. It touches on the respective roles of academics and third sector organisations and asks whether these are likely to be complementary. It explores what barriers or obstacles may impede cooperation, and what methods of InterAction exist and have proved successful or unsuccessful in influencing policy and practice. It concludes with…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 5, 2016 at 12:28 — No Comments

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Think Ahead Programme - Independent evaluation

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 1, 2019 at 7:52 0 Comments

The Think Ahead social work qualifying programme was launched in 2016, with the aim of providing a new, mental health focused route into the social work profession in partnership with employer organisations. 

An independent evaluation has just been published, based on the experience of the programme over its first two years. 

READ THE…

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Mad Studies group - Birmingham

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 18, 2019 at 10:30 0 Comments

Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer?

 All welcome! 

‘Mad Studies’ is a field of scholarship, theory, and activism about the lived experiences, history, cultures, and politics about people who may identify as 'Mad', mentally ill,…

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Engaging with Voices videos

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 12, 2019 at 20:30 0 Comments

These 15 videos were created by Elisabeth Svanholmer, Charlie Heriot-Maitland and Rufus May. Filming and editing by John Richardson and his team  

The Engaging with Voices videos are intended as inspiration and support for people interested in compassionate…

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RE:CREATE psychiatry

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 11, 2019 at 21:23 0 Comments

The UK mental healthcare system is deemed by many to be failing its users, and lauded by many more as one of the best in the world. As a community of people who have journeyed through mental ill-health and well-being, we at Mental Fight Club have contemplated standards of care both abysmal and outstanding. Now, we want to instigate new thinking stemming from our collective…

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Supporting student mental health in higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 10, 2019 at 8:18 0 Comments

Supporting Student Mental Health in Higher Education

by Samuel Stones and Jonathan Glazzard

April 2019  2144pp   ISBN 9781912508778   



Student mental health is a key consideration in higher education with recent reports identifying a major gap in provision by universities and how ill-equipped…

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My name is Rachel: Radio programme

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 8, 2019 at 21:32 0 Comments

Rachel Waddingham hears voices. The first time she heard them she was lying in a bed. “You’re so stupid”, “they are watching you”, “it would be much better if you just ended it all”. She was also convinced she was being watched, that she was at the centre of a conspiracy. She ended up dropping out of university and eventually was admitted to a psychiatric unit. “I began to hear the alien speak to me, and that alien told me that I was a murderer, that it could control me, that it was going to…

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Spaces of Mental Health: Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:32 0 Comments

This is an interdisciplinary session “Spaces of Mental Health” in the 8th European Conference on Mental Health October 2nd-4th in Belfast, UK.



Space has long been interest across disciplines such as history, geography, sociology, health studies,criminology, architecture and nursing studies. The meaning ascribed to space often varies between

disciplines. This session emphasizes the theme of the conference “breaking down the boundaries” by inviting participants from different…

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Mad in the UK - podcasts

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:30 0 Comments

A range of audiovisual resources which may be of use in teaching. 

See HERE.

BA in Social Enterprise and Creative Care: university of Hull

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:19 0 Comments

This course aims to educate a new generation of project pioneers to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability, ill health, poverty, trauma or social exclusion. It focuses on engaging and sustaining communities to improve wellbeing – while developing skills in leadership, social welfare, project management and solving practical problems. Learners will study key topics such as:

  • Enterprising welfare – skills in applying for funding, designing websites and…
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