June 2015 Blog Posts (9)

Lived experience - impact on research & service development C4P

Lived experience: impact on research and service development

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

Guest Editors

Ruth Chandler

Co-ordinator of Service User and Carer Involvement, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Ruth.Chandler@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

Thurstine Basset

Independent Training and Development Consultant

thurstine@bassetconsultancy.co.uk

The guest editors of the Journal of Mental…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 29, 2015 at 9:52 — No Comments

Women, disability and mental distress - new book

Over recent decades an increasing amount of attention has been paid to identifying and meeting the individual support needs of mental health service users and people with physical impairments in the UK. Evidence of this can be seen within the literature that considers mental health and physical impairment from a wide range of perspectives, as well as the increased range of service provision for individuals within both categories. However, the support needs of individuals who fall into both…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 29, 2015 at 9:09 — No Comments

MA Philosophy of Health and Happiness (distance learning)

This distance learning programme focuses on the growing field of happiness and its overlap with health and wellbeing asking questions such as: What is happiness? What is health? How does illness affect our understating of what matters? Do our views about death and mortality affect how happy we are and how meaningful our lives are?

You will explore these questions at the intersection of philosophy, ethics, psychology and medicine. Our answers to them have important implications for…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 28, 2015 at 19:34 — No Comments

Research Involvement and Engagement - new journal

Research Involvement and Engagement is an interdisciplinary, health and social care journal focusing on patient and wider involvement and engagement in research, at all stages. The journal is co-produced by all key stakeholders, including patients, academics, policy makers and service users.

Further details.

Added by Jill Anderson on June 28, 2015 at 19:10 — No Comments

Summer issue of Asylum is out now: 22.2

In this issue we report that Leonard Roy Frank's long and principled struggle against the routine abuses of medical psychiatry has come to an end. This is also the second in the series featuring Comics & Mental Health. Guest editors Meg John Barker, Joseph De Lappe & Caroline Walters now focus on depictions of depression, anxiety and psychotic experiences. Meg John writes about how drawing comics has helped the artists to understand and express some of their experiences, while Alex…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 28, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

From Patient Voice to Patient Leadership

'Alison Cameron was named by the Health Service Journal as one of 50 Inspirational Women in Health and this year was the first patient leader to graduate from the NHS Leadership Academy in Healthcare Leadership. Here, Alison shares her very personal experiences of mental health and homelessness and what her experiences showed about what needed to be changed in the services she used. Alison now advises the NHS, housing and social care organisations on how to work in genuine partnership…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 6, 2015 at 9:05 — No Comments

UK Mental Health Service User and Carer Research Groups: a directory

UK Mental Health Service User and Carer Research Groups
A directory of groups of people involved in mental health research or that do research (published April 2015)…
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Added by Jill Anderson on June 5, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Dementia from the Inside: new film from SCIE

A new SCIE film takes an innovative approach to what it might feel like to live with dementia. It features the voice of a woman who has the condition, and the viewer gets a view of life from her perspective. Some of the things she sees are familiar, but, at other times, she becomes confused. For instance, at one point, the woman forgets that she’s gone to bed. At other times, she becomes agitated. She also talks about how she’s coping with the condition. Viewing the film you will…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 5, 2015 at 16:30 — 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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