June 2014 Blog Posts (26)

Tell me about an experience when you felt that a risk assessment was carried out in an unhelpful way.

Sue Williams - Youtube video. 

A resource for use in training?

View the film here.

Added by Jill Anderson on June 24, 2014 at 18:17 — No Comments

Madness Made Me: a Memoir

After her journey through madness Mary O’Hagan realised the mental health system and society did more harm than good. 'Madness Made Me' is a myth-busting account of madness and our customary responses to it through the lens of lived experience. O’Hagan’s journey took her from the psychiatric hospital to the United Nations and many places in between as a leader in the international mad movement. Her fundamental message is that madness is profoundly disruptive but full human experience. The…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 24, 2014 at 14:17 — No Comments

Inside Out of Mind: raising awarenss of dementia care through theatre.

'Inside Out of Mind' played out to capacity audiences during its run at Lakeside Arts Centre between 14 - 29 June 2013. The play is based on the field notes collected by 3 health care assistants whilst working on an acute NHS dementia ward. The production was the brain child of Justine Schneider - Professor of Mental Health and Social Care at The University of Nottingham. It forms part of an official research project which Professor Schneider was commissioned to carry out for the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 24, 2014 at 10:59 — No Comments

Self-care and resilience: multidisciplinary student summer school

Join us for a unique chance to network across healthcare disciplines in two days of lectures, lateral thinking, workshops and new ideas.

Students say the College of Medicine Summer School sends them back to their courses with renewed passion for their careers.  We always have more applications than places.  This year's deadline for applications is 24th July.

Each year our unique multi-disciplinary summer school brings together students from over 11 different disciplines (from…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 23, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

The New Mental Health.

The New Mental Health was defined by Mark Brown, editor of One in Four magazine, in a keynote speech to the Asia Pacific Conference on Mental Health in Perth Western Australia on June 14th 2012.

The New Mental Health is not so much a movement, but a broad range of projects, organisations and services that are moving in similar directions.

Broadly, the defining characteristics of the new mental health are:

The New Mental Health is pragmatic not ideological

The New…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 21, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Feminism, Gender and Universities: Politics, Passion and Pedagogies

Drawing on the 'collective biography' of leading feminist scholars from around the world and current evidence relating to gender equality in education, this book employs methods including biographies, life histories, and narratives to show how the feminist project to transform women's lives in the direction of gender and social equality became an educational and pedagogical one. Through careful attention to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 21, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

What does 'mad' mean to you?

Peter Beresford tweeted this today:

'please can people share, RT and respond re what mad means or might mean to them. time we had a positive discussion of this'

https://twitter.com/BeresfordPeter/status/479547306627186688

Do respond, if you like, via twitter or here on the hub.

Added by Jill Anderson on June 19, 2014 at 16:08 — 3 Comments

The Experts by Experience Blog

This blog is about the challenge of increasing patient, service user, carer, expert by experience (or whatever other label you care to use – see blog post below on this) involvement in the education of healthcare professionals. I am an academic working in a busy Faculty of health sciences within a large, research-focussed university and I am tasked with the job of developing a strategy of making involvement happen. I will post on the blog my thoughts, challenges and successes on this…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 18, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Social Media in Social Work Education

There has been a recent growth in the use of social media tools in social work education. This edited text presents a series of chapters which discuss social media activities and how they can contribute to student learning, and social work practice. The contributors, all innovators in the use of social media, introduce the landscape and discuss how social media activities have begun to impact on both social work education and on practice. The professional codes of practice and the values and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 18, 2014 at 16:33 — No Comments

Critical Pedagogies: new website

Critical Pedagogies is a project based on the international symposium Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution held at the University of Edinburgh on the 16th of September 2013. For more information on the symposium, please visit out original symposium page and read our symposium report. This dialogic…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 17, 2014 at 14:54 — No Comments

Online chat for AMHP programme leads: 20 June

A chat session for people responsible for Approved Mental Health Professional training programmes will be held on the mhhehub on Friday 20 June 2014 from 9 - 10am.  To join the chat, just log in to the mhhehub and scroll down for the chat screen.  This chat session is aimed at people who have responsibility for AMHP training programmes and are based in universities, or in joint posts spanning higher education and local authorities or trusts.  It will be facilitated by…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 17, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Psychosocial Connections: Call for Papers

Psychosocial Studies is committed to the study of the ways in which the psychic and the social are fundamentally entangled with each other. Psychological issues and subjective experiences cannot be abstracted from social, cultural and historical contexts. Equally, social and cultural worlds have psychological dimensions and are shaped by intra-psychic processes and intersubjective relations. Psychosocial Studies has strong links with various fields of practice, particularly the health…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 16, 2014 at 8:50 — No Comments

Creative Positions in Adult Mental Health: Outside in, Inside out

This book presents cutting edge developments in Adult Mental Health through the presentation of creative and innovative applications of systemic theory to practice. The first section deconstructs the medical model with some of the current beliefs and practices shaping services whilst placing adult mental health in a wider social and political context. The second half of the book showcases good practice from the field. At either end of the volume “bookends” invite current clients and staff to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 15, 2014 at 16:48 — No Comments

TEDx talk on Sanism - Jennifer Poole

Dr. Jennifer Poole, associate professor at the School of Social Work at Ryerson University, holds a PhD in Public Health and a Master of Social Work. As the author of 'Behind the Rhetoric: Mental Health Recovery in Ontario", her work focuses on madness, sanism and the ways in which we can better respond to suffering. 



Jennifer's TEDx talk challenges the dominant discourse of mental health, ranging from institutional settings to everyday life. In this particular…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 10, 2014 at 18:31 — No Comments

Groupwork in the Classroom - call for papers

The Editorial Board of Groupwork intends to publish a Special Edition which will focus on the role of groupwork in teaching, learning and assessment in the global classroom. The articles should demonstrate the theory and practice of groupwork, and acknowledge the diversities in the global classroom in terms of the learner and educator population, languages, cultures, learning needs, styles and abilities.

We invite you to submit full papers that critically address the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 10, 2014 at 15:44 — No Comments

Speak Out

SpeakOut is a national network of more than 100 marginalised and disadvantaged community groups.  Created to support the Care Quality Commission in the discharge of its regulatory functions and managed by the …

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 10, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

The Flogsta Roar - film

Flogsta is a shabby student ghetto in Uppsala, Sweden. Within the cramped walls of its dormitories, a multitude of dramas play out, involving broken frying pans, a never-ending orchestra rehearsal, an injured heart, and, most distressingly, stolen food. But these students have a unique outlet for the anxieties of dorm life. Every night at 10pm, they participate in collective catharsis, by screaming their worries into the sky.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 10, 2014 at 11:27 — No Comments

Ethnic Inequalities in Mental Health: Promoting Lasting Positive Change

This report outlines the results of a consultation carried out by NSUN with black and minority ethnic mental health service users for Lankelly Chase. The aim was to inform the programme of work currently being developed by Lankelly Chase and its partners the Centre for Mental Health, the Afiya Trust and Mind, to promote lasting positive change in the field of ethnic inequalities and mental health. A key concern for these organisations (and indeed for many other people and organisations) is…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 10, 2014 at 11:22 — No Comments

Promoting MH, reslience and wellbeing through Open Dialogue in Nottingham.

The Open Futures Network is service user and community led, bringing together local groups and local services, artists, activists, health care professionals and academics within collaborative and dynamic partnerships for well-being.  It also forms the tenth integrated research group in the new Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham.  As such, Open Futures creates a precedent in being driven from within by the voices of lived experience.

The Open…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 10, 2014 at 10:42 — No Comments

Psychiatry in Context: new book

This book, by Phil Thomas will be a great resource for AMHPs and psychiatry trainees, as well as students of mental health across all disciplines.  It examines the central role of contexts in understanding psychosis and distress. The contexts in which we all exist, historical, cultural, social, political, economic and interpersonal, shape and give meaning to our lives for good or for bad. Scientific research confirms how contexts of adversity…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 10, 2014 at 10:29 — 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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