May 2017 Blog Posts (11)

Service user and carer involvement in nurse education - shaping the curriculum

These pages have been created in partnership with Health Education England to form a 'How To' guide on involving service users and carers in nurse education. The aim is to illustrate the potential and spur readers on to further development of this agenda, rather than insisting on compliance with a set of strict rules or funding conditions. These webpages have been co-produced with service users and carers and written in real time.  They represent the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2017 at 14:39 — No Comments

Higher Education and the Common Good - new book, by Simon Marginson

In the last half century higher education has moved from the fringe to the centre of society and accumulated a long list of functions. In the English-speaking world, Europe and much of East Asia more than two thirds of all school students enter tertiary education. Bulging at the seams, universities are meant to be fountains of new knowledge, engines of prosperity and innovation, drivers of regional growth, skilled migration and global competitiveness, and makers of equality of opportunity.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 18, 2017 at 12:11 — No Comments

Podcast: Against your will - compulsory powers in the mental health system.

New Podcast from Discursive of Tunbridge Wells. 

This edition discusses the compulsory powers available in the mental health system in the UK, under the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act (MHA). The regular panel is joined by Emma Rye, a Clinical Psychologist working in in the field of learning disabilities. Emma is currently in training to take up the role of a ‘Responsible Clinician’ under the MHA. There are also have interviews with Dr Matthew Debenham, an NHS…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 18, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Teaching Excellence Framework - special edition of Compass - Journal of Learning and Teaching

Prior to the publication of TEF assessments on 12th June (embargoed until 14th June when they go public) , we would like to announce publication of a TEF special edition in our open access journal Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching. A table of contents is listed below and you can access individual articles or the whole pdf HERE

These opinion pieces review the value of the TEF and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2017 at 19:03 — No Comments

International Journal for Students as Partners - first issue.

We are delighted to let you know that the first issue of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) was launched on 8th May 2017 at the International Summer Institute on Students as Partners at McMaster University, Canada (…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 9, 2017 at 9:17 — No Comments

Workplace: a journal for academic labour

Workplace is a refereed, open access journal published by the Institute for Critical Education Studies (ICES). The longest standing and among the top journals in critical university studies, or critical higher education studies, Workplace is supported by a collective of scholars promoting dignity and integrity in academic work. Contributions are aimed at higher education workplace scholar-activism and dialogue on all issues of academic labor. Workplace is normally published as 1-2 issues /…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 8, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Teaching critical psychology: international perspectives - New book

This volume, edited by Craig Newnes, is described as ' the definitive text on methods and content in teaching psychology from an international and critical perspective'. Chapters from internationally renowned contributors - working clinically, educationally and in the community with a range of client groups - outline critical teaching by and for professionals and service recipients.

Teaching Critical Psychology offers a unique, research-based and philosophically coherent…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 4, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Experiencing the Social Work World - exhibition in Manchester

Using visual methods to explore the lived experiences of social workers

8 April 2017 — 18 June 2017, People's Museum, Manchester

8 April - 18 June 2017, Experiencing the Social Work World @ People's History Museum. Restricted by bureaucracy

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 2, 2017 at 14:33 — No Comments

New online MA programme in Education and Social Justice at Lancaster University

Applications are now invited to join the first cohort of students who will commence the programme in October 2017.

The Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University is launching a new online MA – by coursework and dissertation - in Education and Social Justice. It’s a part-time programme undertaken entirely online, over 2 years. The programme is designed to enable professionals worldwide to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 2, 2017 at 11:26 — No Comments

From Psychiatric Abuse to Psychiatric Neglect

Free to access article from Asylum Magazine - great starting point for discussion in teaching.

View the article here

Is Asylum in your university or local library? Could you help encourage subscriptions?

Subscription link is here.

Added by Jill Anderson on May 2, 2017 at 8:01 — No Comments

Discussion of note writing

There is a fascinating discussion about the writing of notes on the Recovery in the Bin website.  I think this could be extremely useful for supporting students' learning. 

Read the discussion thread here

Added by Jill Anderson on May 1, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

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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…

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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…

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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…
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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 gillcov17@gmail.com…

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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.

You…

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