August 2012 Blog Posts (19)

Research findings at your fingertips

Interesting blog post by Martin Webber, advertising the Mental Elf: http://martinwebber.net/?p=688

Added by Jill Anderson on August 30, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

HEA launches new round of teaching development grants.

Calls open today for the HEA's latest round of Teaching Development Grants.

The departmental round of grants is open to single departments in HEIs and grants will be awarded to projects that encourage cooperation between colleagues to support the enhancement of learning and teaching.

Key themes for this academic year are assessment and feedback and flexible learning. Projects in these areas will be awarded 75% of available funding while the remaining 25% is dedicated to an open…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 28, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Transference and Counter Transference - new book

Transference and Counter Transference



This book describes the therapeutic concepts of transference and counter transference, originally developed by Freud, in the context of daily practice for social care workers and supervisors in their contact with clients.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 28, 2012 at 10:09 — No Comments

Selling Sickness 2013: Call for papers

Call for Proposals: Deadline, October 1, 2012

This is the 2nd call for proposals for SELLING SICKNESS, 2013: PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS, a grassroots February, 2013 Washington, D. C. conference for academic scholars, healthcare reformers, consumer activists, progressive health journalists, and all who are concerned about disease-mongering, overtreatment, overdiagnosis, overmedicalization, conflicts of interest, & misleading marketing.

Further details of the …

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 28, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

HEA: Call for discipline workshop proposals

Funding is available for HEA-subscribing universities and colleges to host an event as part of the discipline workshop and seminar series during the 2012-13 academic year.

Grants of £750 are available to institutions to host and deliver a workshop or seminar on teaching and learning in a discipline context and to produce an associated report for the sector.

Institutions are invited to share best practice, findings from research and/or evaluation work, and/or share…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 27, 2012 at 15:08 — No Comments

UCLAN's annual One in Four film festival

UCLan’s Annual One in Four Film Festival Monday 8th to Friday 12th October 2012, 6pm Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema
Foster Building University of Central Lancashire.…
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Added by Jill Anderson on August 24, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Can there really be a recovery model for mental health? Half day workshop

CPD workshop on: Can there really be a recovery model for mental health?





Whilst recovery has recently been promoted as the proper aim for mental healthcare, there has been little agreement about what it involves, whether it is a genuine contrast to a bio-medical view of psychiatric care, and what its precise connection to both values and narratives. This session explores what a recovery model might involve.



Who should attend?



The session is…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 24, 2012 at 15:22 — No Comments

Peer support in mental health and learning disability

Mental Health Foundation briefing.  Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on August 24, 2012 at 14:12 — No Comments

Online counselling and psychotherapy programme launched

A university and NHS foundation trust have teamed up to create an entirely web-based programme that provides an introduction to counselling and psychotherapy – thought to be the first online course of its kind in the UK.

University of Essex Online has joined forces with Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, an NHS mental health care and education trust based in London, to deliver the Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy programme, which is aimed at students who wish to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 23, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

MSc in Community and Critical Psychology - York St John University

EXCITING MASTERS OPPORTUNITY AT YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY



MSc Community & Critical Social Psychology



Admission Requirements:

Applicants will normally have a 2(i) in Psychology or a related discipline, although in cases where exceptional performance on the final year project, mitigating circumstances or relevant professional experience can be demonstrated, applicants may be considered who have a 2(ii).  Applicants whose first degree is not in psychology will be…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 22, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

National Involvement Partnership - standards for involvement

The National Involvement Partnership (NIP) originated in the contract to provide Service User and Carer Involvement to the work of the NMHDU (National Mental Health Development Unit – at all practical levels. To deliver Government mental health legislation and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 22, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

HEA International scholarship scheme

This new scheme is aimed at supporting individuals in the higher education sector to undertake specific investigations outside of the UK and deliver specific outcomes for dissemination within the UK sector.

The focus of a scholarship should align with at least one of the Academy’s seven priority themes: Assessment, Education for Sustainable Development, Employability, Internationalisation, Flexible Learning, Retention and Success, and Reward and Recognition of…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 21, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Social care, service users and user involvement

"Social Care, Service Users and User Involvement" provides a definitive introduction to practical, philosophical and theoretical issues at the heart of user involvement. This book provides an accessible account of the latest research findings regarding user involvement on three levels: the delivery and provision of services, practice and practitioners, and research and evaluation. It explores a wide range of service user needs and concerns, including the latest developments in…
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Added by Jill Anderson on August 17, 2012 at 17:33 — No Comments

HEA and Council of Deans announce collaboration

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Council of Deans of Health (CoDH) are working together on a year-long UK-wide project to accelerate the adoption of innovative approaches to health professional education.
 
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Added by Jill Anderson on August 17, 2012 at 17:29 — No Comments

Cross cultural teaching and learning for home and international students

Cross cultural teaching and learning for home and international students maps and discusses the increasing internationalisation of teaching and learning at universities around the world. This new phenomenon brings both opportunities and challenges, as it introduces what can be radically different teaching, learning and assessment contexts for both students and staff. This book moves beyond the rhetoric of internationalisation to examine…
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Added by Jill Anderson on August 17, 2012 at 17:27 — No Comments

100th follower on twitter

mhhehub now has 100 followers on twitter.  Find us here:  https://twitter.com/mhhehub

Added by Jill Anderson on August 6, 2012 at 20:35 — No Comments

Practices in teaching collaborations - call for papers

International and national collaborations in research are long established. Over the last few decades, considerable developments in varied teaching and partnership collaborations have appeared around the world. Higher education continues to undergo considerable change whilst familiar aspects such as lecture formats, seminar activities, workshops, group activities, the use of virtual learning environments (vle) remain but with new purposes and uses. The increasing uses of social…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 4, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

North of England Education Conference - call for papers

Mind, brain, community: Inspiring learners, strengthening resilience

16th - 18th January 2013

 The aims of the conference are:

• to focus on aspects of mind and brain in relation to learning, schools, families andhealthy communities

• to explore the ideas and innovative practices which could shape the new educationlandscape both in and out of the classroom

• to deliver a legacy of collaboration between academics, policy makers,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 1, 2012 at 12:29 — No Comments

Seminar.net - Journal

"Seminar.net" is an international journal, which publishes refereed articles dealing with research into theoretical or practical aspects related to the learning of adolescents, adults and elderly, in formal or informal educational settings. The use of information and communication technologies in general in these settings is a vital field of interest for the journal.

http://www.seminar.net/

Added by Jill Anderson on August 1, 2012 at 12:14 — No Comments

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Academic Ableism: Disability and higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 24, 2017 at 20:00 0 Comments

Academic Ableism brings together disability studies and institutional critique to recognize the ways that disability is composed in and by higher education, and rewrites the spaces, times, and economies of disability in higher education to place disability front and center.  For too long, argues Jay Timothy Dolmage, disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to be solved. The ethic of…
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Drayton Park women's crisis house - interview with Shirley McNicholas

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 24, 2017 at 16:21 0 Comments

Drayton Park women’s crisis house in North London offers an alternative to hospital admission for women experiencing mental health crises. It was Shirley McNicholas’ vision that brought it into existence and she has been leading the service since it opened.  As it approaches its twentieth anniversary in December, she talks to Anne Cooke.…

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Qualitative conversations - Alec Grant

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 23, 2017 at 17:20 0 Comments

In this episode Alec talks about collaborative autoethnography, hyphen identities and the importance of telling stories that challenge the dominant narrative about mental illness. He shares some ideas about why different writing strategies are important, how to become a better storyteller and the need to write from different perspectives.

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Oppressed majority - film

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 23, 2017 at 9:57 0 Comments

This film may be useful for triggering discussion about how sexism affects mental wellbeing. 

On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women... (10 minutes)

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Enhancing student wellbeing: a handbook for academic educators

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 22, 2017 at 19:51 0 Comments

This handbook offers research-based guidance for academic teachers and leaders – as the drivers of innovation in university teaching and learning – to understand how and why particular curriculum choices or pedagogical approaches might support or undermine the psychological needs and academic outcomes of university students. By providing easily adaptable and transferable ideas for designing curriculum and assessment, and by fostering teaching and learning practices that support student…

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Croatia: out of institutions, into the world

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 19, 2017 at 20:00 0 Comments

More than 8,200 people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in Croatia remain in segregated institutions and psychiatric hospitals with little control over decisions that affect their lives, Human Rights Watch said. While the Croatian government has made some progress in protecting the rights of people with disabilities, the process of moving people out of institutions and into community-based living arrangements has been limited and slow. In a video released by Human Rights Watch,…

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1000 conversations: speaking out on mental health

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:34 0 Comments

Stories of people with lived experience of mental health difficulties - shared on the Centre for Mental Health website. 

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Quality in Undergraduate Education: How Powerful Knowledge Disrupts Inequality

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

Globally, the appetite for higher education is great, but what do students and societies gain? Quality in Undergraduate Education foregrounds the importance of knowledge acquisition at university. Many argue that university education is no longer a public good due to the costs incurred by students who are then motivated by the promise of lucrative employment rather than by studying a discipline for its own sake. McLean, Abbas and Ashwin, however, reveal a…

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International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:55 0 Comments

'The International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal (IIPDW) was created to respond to a glaring need in mental health: to develop ways for helping people withdraw from psychiatric drugs.

Mental health has failed to provide support to people who want to reduce or withdraw from their psychiatric drugs. Often, people are simply told it is a bad idea, and thus are left to try to reduce or withdraw without the support they need.

Indeed, psychiatric drugs have been…

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Life of the Mind Interrupted: essays on mental health and disability in higher education

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:43 0 Comments

The essays in this book cover topics such as disclosure of disabilities, accommodations and accessibility, how to be a good abled friend to a disabled person, the trigger warnings debate, and more. Written for a popular audience, for those with disabilities and for those who want to learn more about living a disabled life, Life of the Mind Interrupted aims to make higher education, and the rest of our society, more humane.…

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