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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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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