June 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Re-imagining supervision

Went to a fascinating workshop at Lancaster University last week - based around the PhD thesis of Tracy Dryden . Her ethnographic doctoral study explored in minute detail the processes which could both support or weaken nurses' confidence in their own professional  knowledge practices.

A number of speakers presented related work.

See here for further details:…


Added by Jill Anderson on June 28, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Latest mhhe ebulletin - mhhenews33

Here is a link to the June 2011 issue of mhhenews - a bimonthly ebulletin produced by the Mental Health in HIgher Education project.  It includes information about events, recent publications, funding opportunities and other items of interest (hopefully!)  to those involved in learning and teaching about mental health:



Added by Jill Anderson on June 20, 2011 at 12:23 — No Comments


 I'm not sure if this is ablog link but it is the name of a group that might be of interst to this group. It is the psychosis and spirituality group, hosted by Isabel Clark, a psychologist who works in Southampton The group is by request rather than entirely open.Joining seems to be a formality- A "Why are you here?" question is asked.

The aim of the group is to think about mental illness-and psychosis in particular-from a non-medical and broadly…


Added by Terry Burridge on June 16, 2011 at 17:05 — 1 Comment

New resource sheet: developing emotional intelligence, resilience and skills for maintaining personal wellbeing

mhhe and the HEA subject centre for social policy and social work (SWAP) have recently produced a resource sheet: 'Developing emotional intelligence, resilience and skills for maintaining personal wellbeing in students of health and social care'.  I am attaching it here and hope you find it helpful.  Feedback welcome.



Added by Jill Anderson on June 14, 2011 at 13:23 — No Comments

Voice hearing bibliography

I would like to share this annotated bibliography and some book reviews which I have produced for students to use. 


Added by Bob Sapey on June 1, 2011 at 11:09 — No Comments

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Croatia: out of institutions, into the world

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 19, 2017 at 20:00 0 Comments

More than 8,200 people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in Croatia remain in segregated institutions and psychiatric hospitals with little control over decisions that affect their lives, Human Rights Watch said. While the Croatian government has made some progress in protecting the rights of people with disabilities, the process of moving people out of institutions and into community-based living arrangements has been limited and slow. In a video released by Human Rights Watch,…


1000 conversations: speaking out on mental health

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:34 0 Comments

Stories of people with lived experience of mental health difficulties - shared on the Centre for Mental Health website. 

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Quality in Undergraduate Education: How Powerful Knowledge Disrupts Inequality

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

Globally, the appetite for higher education is great, but what do students and societies gain? Quality in Undergraduate Education foregrounds the importance of knowledge acquisition at university. Many argue that university education is no longer a public good due to the costs incurred by students who are then motivated by the promise of lucrative employment rather than by studying a discipline for its own sake. McLean, Abbas and Ashwin, however, reveal a…


International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:55 0 Comments

'The International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal (IIPDW) was created to respond to a glaring need in mental health: to develop ways for helping people withdraw from psychiatric drugs.

Mental health has failed to provide support to people who want to reduce or withdraw from their psychiatric drugs. Often, people are simply told it is a bad idea, and thus are left to try to reduce or withdraw without the support they need.

Indeed, psychiatric drugs have been…


Life of the Mind Interrupted: essays on mental health and disability in higher education

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:43 0 Comments

The essays in this book cover topics such as disclosure of disabilities, accommodations and accessibility, how to be a good abled friend to a disabled person, the trigger warnings debate, and more. Written for a popular audience, for those with disabilities and for those who want to learn more about living a disabled life, Life of the Mind Interrupted aims to make higher education, and the rest of our society, more humane.…


All is not well - comics about care

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 17, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

I See You is about a girl being cared for by her father after being discharged from psychiatric hospital. The father cares emotionally and practically. He stays present in response to the girl’s anger and despair and tries metaphorically to give the girl her childhood back.

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Medicated Stable: animated film

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 17, 2017 at 15:16 0 Comments

Medicated Stable is an animated film that explores some of the experiences of mental health treatment, support and recovery in Southampton. Funded by NHS England, this animated film produced by Healthwatch Southampton is based on ‘Barriers and Facilitators for promoting recovery in mental health’ a research paper co-produced by Healthwatch Southampton and the University of Southampton.…


Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 16, 2017 at 14:08 0 Comments

Britain’s first university centre dedicated to improving mental health in schools has opened.

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools has been established at Leeds Beckett University.

Similar centres already exist in the US and Canada. Its aim is to create a network of educators, mental health practitioners and …


Trauma informed education in mental health nursing

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 15, 2017 at 10:32 0 Comments

Stirling University film  looking at MH through a Trauma Lens featuring staff, graduates & clinicians.

View it here.

Mental Health Occupational Therapy Interventions and Outcomes Network

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 10, 2017 at 12:52 0 Comments

MOTION is a collaboration between researchers, service users, clinicians and educators committed to improving outcomes in mental health occupational therapy by advancing research.

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