July 2014 Blog Posts (12)

Lessons from “the other side”: teaching and learning from doctors’ illness narratives

Many doctors who become patients have been shocked by their experiences from “the other side.” Jonathon Tomlinson looks at these writings and considers what can be learnt from them.

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 30, 2014 at 20:39 — No Comments

Journal of Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry

Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry is an international and interdisciplinary forum for the publication of work in three interrelated fields: medical and psychiatric anthropology, cross-cultural psychiatry, and related cross-societal and clinical epidemiological studies. This peer-reviewed journal publishes original research, and theoretical papers based on original research, on all subjects in each of these fields (see …

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 30, 2014 at 12:42 — No Comments

Comics and Mental Health: Call for submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Comics and Mental Health

A special themed edition of Asylum magazine

Comics and graphic novels are currently receiving increased attention in academic disciplines while enjoying widespread acclaim through popular culture. Many of the most acclaimed comics use themes and characters that directly or indirectly touch on mental health in ways that are potentially thoughtful, challenging and provocative but also manipulative, voyeuristic and stereotypical. Key…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 30, 2014 at 11:24 — No Comments

Inclusive Assessment in Practice Conference: Call for Papers

INCLUSIVE ASSESSMENT IN PRACTICE CONFERENCE
​MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2014, 10.30-4.00
Plymouth University  
 
**Call for Abstracts: deadline – 5pm, Friday 22nd August 2014**
 
 
Assessment is a critical and evolving practice as universities respond to the changing needs of students in Higher Education (HE). Inclusive assessment practices improve the opportunities for students to demonstrate they have achieved their…
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Added by Jill Anderson on July 29, 2014 at 9:49 — No Comments

Psychosocial Studies Conference - Call for Papers

Psychosocial Studies is committed to the study of the ways in which the psychic and the social are fundamentally entangled with each other. Psychological issues and subjective experiences cannot be abstracted from social, cultural and historical contexts. Equally, social and cultural worlds have psychological dimensions and are shaped by intra-psychic processes and intersubjective relations. Psychosocial Studies has strong links with various fields of practice, particularly the health…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 29, 2014 at 9:08 — No Comments

Conditions of Flexibility: securing a more responsive higher education system

The long-anticipated culmination to the HEA’s research series Flexible Pedagogies: preparing for the future (…
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Added by Jill Anderson on July 24, 2014 at 8:21 — No Comments

Vacancy: Director of Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, UK

University of Nottingham - School of Medicine - Institute of Mental Health

Location: Nottingham Salary: Not specified Hours: Full Time Contract: Permanent Placed on: 21st July 2014 Closes: 9th September 2014

School of Medicine - Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 24, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Authenticity to Action Conference: 'Involve and Evolve' Call for abstracts.

Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts

Authenticity to Action Conference

‘Involve and Evolve’



Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March 2015

Samlesbury Hotel

Preston New Road

Samlesbury

Preston

PR5…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 22, 2014 at 17:37 — No Comments

The Toxic Academy and the Broken Academic

I am writing about the experience of mental illness in higher education.  Below I have a number of links to my blog where I share some of the work-in-progress.  Wherever I have presented this or discussed it I have received a massive response.  Also, recently I have come across discussions around the 'Slow University' (http://myweb.lmu.edu/btreanor/Slow_University.html), 'Slow Science' (…

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Added by Simon Warren on July 16, 2014 at 10:06 — 2 Comments

The Beautiful Risk of Education: new book by Gert Biesta

This is a book about what many teachers know but are increasingly being prevented from talking about: that real education always involves a risk. The risk is there because, as W. B. Yeats has put it, education is not about filling a bucket but about lighting a fire. It is there because education is not an interaction between machines, but an encounter between human beings. It is there because students are not to be seen as objects to be molded and disciplined, but as subjects of action…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 15, 2014 at 20:37 — No Comments

Research comparing crisis houses with inpatient care.

Background: Poor service user experiences are often reported on mental health inpatient wards. Crisis houses are an alternative, but evidence is limited. This paper investigates therapeutic alliances in acute wards and crisis houses, exploring how far stronger therapeutic alliance may underlie greater client satisfaction in crisis houses.



Methods and Findings: Mixed methods were used. In the quantitative component, 108 crisis house and 247 acute ward service users responded to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 15, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Resonance

Dori Kirchmair recently contacted me about her powerful piece of writing - 'Resonance'.  Dori is available to contribute to educational and other sessions - see below:

‘Resonance‘ is a short piece of writing about connecting with what resonates with us, what feels truly right for us; where we align with our self – your own truth. It will make you think and it will make you laugh, foremost of all – it will inspire and touch you!

I wrote this 12 minutes long short ‘talk/story’…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 2, 2014 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

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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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