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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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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