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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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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