July 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Learning about resilience and recovery in mental health

Slides from Laetitia Zeeman's presentation at a recent Boing Boing resilience forum:

http://tinyurl.com/blnrxb4

See here for further info re the forums:

http://www.boingboing.org.uk

Added by Jill Anderson on July 16, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments

Threshold concepts conference - videos of keynote presentations

The keynote presentations from the recent Threshold Concepts conference in Dublin are now available here:

http://www.nairtl.ie/index.php?pageID=27&eventID=310

I recommend Glynis Cousin's presentation (not least for some good jokes!).

Added by Jill Anderson on July 16, 2012 at 14:15 — No Comments

Crooked Beauty - a poetic documentary

'Crooked Beauty is a poetic documentary that chronicles artist-activist Jacks McNamara's transformative journey from childhood abuse to psych ward inpatient to pioneering mental health advocacy. It is an intimate portrait of her intense personal quest to live with courage and dignity, and a powerful critique of standard psychiatric treatments. Poignant testimonials connect the fissures and fault lines of human nature to the unstable topography and mercurial weather patterns of the San…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 16, 2012 at 12:35 — No Comments

MSc in Global Mental Health

See here for further details:

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/global-mental-health/details

Added by Jill Anderson on July 12, 2012 at 14:53 — No Comments

How Mental Health Loses Out in the NHS

Report published on Monday 18 June by the London School of Economics. Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on July 11, 2012 at 19:12 — No Comments

Government announces care and support reforms

The government has announced the biggest reform of the care and support system since 1948. The White Paper, ‘Caring for our future: reforming care and support’ and the draft Care and Support Bill have been published today.

Further details:…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 11, 2012 at 18:20 — No Comments

Living with Difference - 12-13 September, Leeds

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on LIVING WITH DIFFERENCE

12-13 September 2012, Marriott Hotel, Leeds, UK

 

The Aims and Objectives of LIVEDIFFERENCE 

We are witnessing unprecedented levels of mobility and  population change within and beyond the European Union. In this  context, it is argued that how we develop the capacity to live with difference  is the key issue of the 21st century. This research programme involves five  inter‐linked projects which …

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 10, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

South West London Recovery College

'South West London Recovery College is the UK's first mental health recovery study and training facility providing a range of courses and resources for service users, families, friends, carers and staff. The college aims to support people become experts in their own self care and for families, friends, carers and staff to better understand mental health conditions and support people in their recovery journey'.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 9, 2012 at 14:00 — 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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