June 2013 Blog Posts (32)

Interesting web link- arts, dementia and ageing

http://holeousia.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-ageing-stone/

Really interesting work on ageing, dementia and dsm.
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Added by Bill Penson on June 28, 2013 at 19:51 — No Comments

Involving older age: the route to 21st century wellbeing.

Shaping our Age was a three year research and development project supported by the Big Lottery Research Programme and a unique partnership between Royal Voluntary Service, the Centre for Citizen Participation at Brunel…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 26, 2013 at 10:38 — No Comments

HCPC: Outcomes of the consultation on the criteria for approving approved mental health professional programmes

See here for a summary of the responses received to the recent HCPC consultation.

Added by Jill Anderson on June 25, 2013 at 19:47 — No Comments

HCPC Education Seminar Dates - 2013-14

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is holding a series of education seminars around the UK aimed at education providers running an HCPC approved programme. This year's seminars will cover two themes: Social work and approved mental health practitioner (AMHP) programmes, and Service user and carer involvement.

The seminars are free of charge and places must be booked in advance. It is anticipated that demand will be high so please book early in order to guarantee your…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 25, 2013 at 19:43 — No Comments

Strengthening Academic Psychiatry in the UK - New Report

Mental ill health accounts for some 15% of the disease burden in developed countries, yet spending on mental health research makes up just 5% of the total UK health research budget and psychiatry has been identified as a vulnerable clinical discipline.

In January 2012 the Academy formed a working group to develop a position paper on the training of academic psychiatrists in the UK.

The report aims to identify the challenges and barriers in recruiting and retaining trainees, and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 25, 2013 at 19:04 — No Comments

Social work manifesto for mental health?

http://www.socialworkfuture.org/articles-and-analysis/news/319-help-swan-develop-a-mental-health-manifesto#.UcbtGivE18A.twitter

Maybe the BPS statements are galvanising some effect- will we see one from nursing and ot?

Added by Bill Penson on June 24, 2013 at 9:12 — No Comments

Missing and mental health

Hello all,

The ESRC funded 'geographies of missing people' project launched its main report this week, alongside 'Missing People, Missing Voices: stories of missing experience' which draws on 45 narrative interviews of people reported as missing. Many people report mental health issues and crisis as a trigger and a result of going absent. Please see

www.geographiesofmissingpeople.org.uk to download the text and…

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Added by Hester Parr on June 21, 2013 at 16:51 — 2 Comments

Patient, Carer and Public Involvement Seminar Series - links to presentations

Presentations, talking heads and blog postings linked to the University of Leeds/HEA seminar series are now available on line here.

Added by Jill Anderson on June 21, 2013 at 13:58 — No Comments

Debating diagnosis and rethinking the way we teach about mental health

Blog posting by Dave Harper - introduces new book and linked resources for lecturers on Psychology, Mental Health and Distress.  See here.

Added by Jill Anderson on June 18, 2013 at 21:02 — No Comments

A GREAT DISCUSSION WAS HAD BY ALL!!

THANK YOU TO JOAN, JILL, CAROLINE, DINA, ANDREW, THURSTINE, AND BART AND ALLIES WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE FROM BELGIUM FOR CONTRIBUTING TO AN INVALUABLE TALK TONIGHT ON THE USING OF  LIVED EXPERIENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING. I SHALL POST THE MAIN POINTS WITHOUT REFERENCE TO SPEAKERS ON THE HUB IN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. BUT IF ANY OF THE CONTRIBUTORS PREFER THAT THEIR COMMENTS (ANONYMISED) ARE NOT INCLUDED - CAN THEY PLEASE LET ME KNOW

LOVE

JULIE

Added by julie gosling on June 18, 2013 at 20:00 — 3 Comments

THE VOICE HEARER AS A PUBLIC IDENTITY

 A great intro from the even greater Angela Woods to her article which can be accessed free on the link below.

Posted on June 18, 2013 by Angela Woods on Centre For Meidcal Humanities Blog and reposted here on MHHEHUB by Julie Gosling…

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Added by julie gosling on June 18, 2013 at 17:07 — No Comments

Mental health and distress: collaborative curriculum development - The story!

Here is the account of last week's event - on learning and teaching about mental health in social work (thanks for the plug Julie!): …

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 18, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

GREAT STUFF ON STORIFY #mhcurr

Recent seminar well portrayed on STORIFY - storyline holds together well and grabs attention - loads of useful links - pics add drama and human interest - tweets contribute massive sense of 'here and now' - no better example of value of stories in teaching and learning and applicability of apps such as STORIFY in enabling this. Mustn't forget to credit much much hard work from usual suspects in putting this together so quickly and professionally. THANK YOU

Added by julie gosling on June 17, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

TALKING ABOUT SHARING LIVED EXPERIENCES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING - TUESDAY JUNE 18th 6pm - MHHEHUB LIVE CHAT - BE HERE!!!

Using Our Own Lived Experience



All question and opinions welcome. Here's some starters to get us going:



'What About My Reputation?'



Service users / tutors/students are sharing lived experience of distress and resilience in many ways within higher education:

- What helps / hinders?

- What are the risks / costs / benefits / opportunities?

- What support is required and where do we draw it from?



' Wanna Be In Our Gang?'



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Added by julie gosling on June 16, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

International membership

We now have 56 members of the mhhehub from outside the UK: Australia (10), Africa (1), Argentina (2), Belgium (3), Canada (8), Czech Republic (1), Finland (1), Germany (4), Eire (4), Israel (3), Japan (1), NewZealand (3), Portugal (2), Sweden (3), USA (11). If you are one of these and have not already added yourself to the member map, please do, as this will enable others to find you.  Please do pass the word around.  We are conscious that much of the content on the hub is UK-focused.  If…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 15, 2013 at 9:15 — No Comments

Great Resource

Building on committments made at the symposium over the past couple of days I've just shared the link to the hub with my 115 student colleagues on our Facebook group page. Hopefully this will encourage several more members of this brilliant resource.

 

Darren

Added by Darren Lynch on June 14, 2013 at 15:19 — 1 Comment

Mental Health and Distress: Collaborative Curriculum Development

View the photos by scrolling down on the mhhehub homepage!

Added by Jill Anderson on June 14, 2013 at 12:53 — 1 Comment

CREATIVE TWEETS

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Hey Jill.
Just read Irene Mckintosh blog on creative tweeting. She has encouraged people to try and 'tweet' a work of fiction (limited edition obviously!)- I think this is a wonderful idea - and taking it further - we could tweet a rolling creative narrative - with people adding tweets that develop the story further - what do you and colleagues at the current seminar think?

Added by julie gosling on June 13, 2013 at 14:00 — 5 Comments

A pedagogy for uncertain times

A pedagogy for uncertain times has itself to be uncertain.  It is open, it is daring, it is risky, it is, itself unpredictable. . .  A pedagogy for uncertainty will be ontologically disturbing and enthralling all at once.  It will be electric, as one move sparks another and in unpredictable ways. . . This pedagogy is a form of restrained anarchy; even a disciplined anarchy – with its spaces and its risks

Barnett, R. (2007) A Will to Learn: Being a Student in an Age of…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 13, 2013 at 7:15 — 2 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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