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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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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