Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
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
See HERE for resources from our recent symposium.
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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
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…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on July 25, 2013 at 10:45 — No Comments
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.
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.
'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…Continue
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An online game about surviving poverty and homelessness. SPENT.
How might you use this in teaching?
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See here for postdoc opportunities with a focus on peer support in mental health or homelessness/mental health.
Added by Jill Anderson on July 21, 2013 at 10:57 — No Comments
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
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…
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…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on July 18, 2013 at 15:21 — No Comments
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:
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.Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
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
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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 =…Continue
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Discrimination in Higher Education: Users & Survivors in Academia Speak Out. View blog posting here.
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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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