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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Independent review of the Mental Health Act: A summary of the interim report

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 15, 2018 at 14:57 0 Comments

This useful briefing, on the NHS Confederation website, summarises key points from the interim report for Mental Health Network members.  View the briefing.

The Colour of Madness - new anthology

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 11, 2018 at 19:35 0 Comments

The Colour Of Madness is an anthology led and curated by BAME people which is made up of fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and art submitted by BAME writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those still navigating life with mental health problems. It explores the BAME mental health experience in the UK.…



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Language, Discourse and Mental Health - new book series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 4, 2018 at 11:40 0 Comments

This book series is a unique  resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective.

Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis,…

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Medicating me: personal impressions of psychiatric medication

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 2, 2018 at 15:32 1 Comment

A mental health documentary exploring people's encounters with psychiatric medication. It is not giving advice. It is giving a voice. Beyond chemicals, how does the idea of medication function on our identities and upon our view of ourselves?…

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Applied Sociology curriculum launched

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 15:36 0 Comments

At the BSA conference in Newcastle last month, the BSA Sociologists outside Academia (SoA) group launched its model curriculum in applied sociology.  This will now be offered free to UK sociology departments, to use within their undergraduate programmes.  It can be downloaded from the curriculum website.

The curriculum is a key element in SoA’s…

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The Rosamund Snow Prize

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

Rosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic investigate its high ‘did not attend’ rate; she explains what she found in this talk, addressing a TED×NHS event in 2016. 
Urging her audience to involve patients in service quality…
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Authenticity to Action - call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 16:41 0 Comments

The 6th International Authenticity to Action Conference will take place on 5-6 March 2019 at the Grange Hotel, Grange-over-Sands on the theme of: 'Inspiring partnerships in co-producing  professional education and practice development'.

This exciting two-day conference will celebrate the involvement of patients, service users and carers in Health, Social…

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Asylum 25.2 - out now!

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 14:43 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is now out. It opens with an article by @validconsent which underlines the profound challenges involved in the notion of ‘democratic psychiatry’.  How does one provide a safe space for challenging and diverse opinions to be expressed: at a conference; on a psychiatric ward; on social media; or in the pages of amagazine?   Those questions go to the very heart of Asylum’s collective struggle.  They are crucial for those involved…

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Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings - free course

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:03 0 Comments

This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, looks at the use of mindfulness in counselling and forensic settings. You will start by learning a bit more about the concept of mindfulness and how it can be understood and applied. You will then consider the different ways in which mindfulness can be integrated into therapy sessions, and what the benefits of these might be. After this, you will explore some of the specific ways in which…

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Building critical bridges - Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:00 0 Comments

The 3rd Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network (a.k.a. CritSui3), will be held in Perth WA at the University of Western Australia from 12-13 December 2018.  This conference, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, builds on prior Critical Suicide Studies conferences in Prague, Czech Republic (2016) and Canterbury, UK (2017), turning the attention to networking, impact and engagement…
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