July 2013 Blog Posts (31)

First posting on the new mhhe communal blog: mhheviews

Bob Sapey writes about Psychiatric Treatments and the United Nations 1985 Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.  Do add a comment!  

Who will write the next blog posting.  Could it be YOU? 

Added by Jill Anderson on July 29, 2013 at 22:00 — No Comments

Book and film clubs - their use in learning and teaching

See HERE for resources from our recent symposium. 

Added by Jill Anderson on July 25, 2013 at 17:05 — No Comments

Shaping Our Lives - resources

See HERE for an amazing wealth of resources from the Shaping Our Lives project - including their recent report 'Beyond the Usual Suspects'. 

Added by Jill Anderson on July 25, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Blogs

We are starting a communal blog on the mhhehub.  Would you like to write a posting? It can be on any topic that you choose: a burning issue, a diary of your day/week, a resource that you use in teaching, an experience of learning. . . . Do let us know if so. 

Here are some blogs which may be of interest to those involved in learning and teaching about mental health: http://bundlr.com/b/mh-teaching-blogs.  Let us know about others…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 25, 2013 at 10:45 — No Comments

mhhehub development - online chats

I will be online tomorrow (26 July) from 10-11am and on Monday (29 July) from 12 noon to 1pm.  Do join me if you have any ideas or suggestions about how we can develop the hub and/or queries.  Just go to the hub home page and scroll down for the chat screen. 

Added by Jill Anderson on July 25, 2013 at 10:23 — 1 Comment

Can anyone advise about setting up a web site

Apologies if this is an inappropriate request.  Can anyone suggest how I would begin to set up something like the MHHE Hub for a different group.  I am just not sure how to start and everything I look at, including Ning resources, costs money.

 

Added by Kate Karban on July 23, 2013 at 15:37 — 5 Comments

Les Back's Academic Diary

'An academic diary provides the timeframe of university life: it also gives it a storyline. Early September marks the beginning of another year. Jay Parini writes that academic life is renewed with the fall of autumn leaves, "shredding the previous year's failures and tossing them out of the window like so much confetti". It is a time to plan the year ahead. As Malcolm Bradbury put it in his 1970s campus novel The History Man: "Now it is autumn again; the people are coming back. The…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 23, 2013 at 9:36 — No Comments

SPENT: an online game

An online game about surviving poverty and homelessness.  SPENT

How might you use this in teaching?

Added by Jill Anderson on July 22, 2013 at 18:33 — No Comments

Postdoc opportunities at University of Newcastle, Australia

See here for postdoc opportunities with a focus on peer support in mental health or homelessness/mental health. 

Added by Jill Anderson on July 22, 2013 at 13:46 — 1 Comment

Involving carers in mental health research - three new case studies

The Mental Health Research Network has produced three detailed case studies that showcase the contributions that carers have made to mental health research through their involvement in studies.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 21, 2013 at 10:57 — No Comments

PLEASE add yourself to the mhhehub member map

We have one or two people on there with a continent to themselves!

Added by Jill Anderson on July 19, 2013 at 15:39 — No Comments

The MadQuarry dictionary: a consumer's guide to the language of mental health

In July 2012 Our Consumer Place (an Australian initiative) launched a national competition inviting consumers – and anyone else who was interested – to contribute towards a collection of consumer-convoluted language that they could pull together as a dictionary.   



Consumers were solicited over several editions of the Our Consumer Place newsletter to play with the twisted language of psychiatry. Back-to-front meanings, made-up words, acronyms redefined,  re-created language and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 18, 2013 at 15:34 — 1 Comment

Improve Dementia Education and Awareness website

A new free to use website has been launched at The University of Nottingham to improve care for people with dementia.

The Improve Dementia Education and Awareness (IDEA) site makes a range of quality courses and resources widely available — both nationally and internationally — with the aim of improving care and quality of life for people with dementia.

It is targeted at all levels of…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 18, 2013 at 15:21 — No Comments

Open Dialogue

What would we give for a treatment for first-episode psychosis that led to a 90% reduction in the diagnosis of schizophrenia? In Western Lapland the mental health system achieves this with Open Dialogue, not drugs.

I've just finished watching Daniel Mackler's film, Open Dialogue and strongly recommend it for using in mental health teaching. Below is the blurb from the back of the video and it can be bought from wildtruth.net. 

From the DVD:

In…

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Added by Bob Sapey on July 17, 2013 at 14:14 — 2 Comments

Reading in Practice masters degree

The Reading in Practice Masters degree, run by the Centre for Research into Reading, Information and Linguistic Systems (CRILS) at University of Liverpool, is the first Masters degree of its kind in the country, inviting open-minded investigation into the role of reading in relation to health – in the broadest sense of that word.

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

New film: Getting to know the person with dementia - the impact of diagnosis.

This new film breaks a few myths about dementia by introducing six people whose lives have been affected by the condition. The video, on the Social Care TV website, focuses on the people’s thoughts about having the condition and it shows that people with dementia can lead interesting and fulfilling lives. The film will be useful for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with dementia, along with anyone who cares for people with the condition. This includes health and social care staff,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Wiltshire Voices - films online

Wiltshire Voices brings us the views of people who either do not or cannot participate in civic life. There are many reasons why these people do not take part but there is no reason why they should be ignored. Wiltshire Voices enables people to have a say in their own way. These are their own words.

Watch the films and comment HERE

Added by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2013 at 11:19 — No Comments

Consumer involvement in the tertiary-level education of mental health professionals: A systematic review

Open access article in the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 

A systematic review of the published work on consumer involvement in the education of health professionals was undertaken using the PRISMA guidelines. Searches of the CINAHL, MEDLINE, and PsychINFO electronic databases returned 487 records, and 20 met the inclusion criteria. Further papers were obtained through scanning the reference lists of those articles included from the initial published work search (n =…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 15, 2013 at 13:42 — No Comments

Discrimination in Higher Education

Discrimination in Higher Education: Users & Survivors in Academia Speak Out.  View blog posting here.

Added by Jill Anderson on July 12, 2013 at 15:22 — No Comments

Preparing students for ethical engagement on online communities - PREZI

How to create social media based learning designs to prepare students to engage safely and ethically in online communities of practice.  Prezi by Tarsem Singh Cooner, from this year's Joint Social Work Education conference.

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 12, 2013 at 10:41 — 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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