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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Launch of Mad In Asia - online platform

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:14 0 Comments

Mad in Asia is an online platform whose primary mission is to contribute to changing the narrative about madness and mental distress.

Mad in Asia hopes to showcase narratives that are contextually relevant for the Asia region that focus on the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities as well as challenge the dominance of western biomedical psychiatry and clinical psychology. Led by persons with psychosocial disabilities from Asian countries and in collaboration with…

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Community Open Online Courses (COOCs)

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:08 0 Comments

Community Open Online Courses (COOCs) are an opportunity for people to share their passions, ideas and knowledge with each other.  What learning is created is down to you, the users.  Learning is most enjoyable when it is taught by those with enthusiasm and a desire to share what they know.  The word ‘courses’ is loosely used, there are no exams, no tests, no qualifications required.  The aim is to get people from all parts of the community to generate learning opportunities and to share…

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The Angry Consumer - embracing difficult conversations

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 10, 2018 at 10:54 0 Comments

This is a great new blog post by Nev Jones. 

Download here.

Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 1, 2018 at 19:05 0 Comments

Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education, by Jan McArthur, looks at assessment in HE through the lenses of critical pedagogy and social justice, and offers new insights to both fields of enquiry. …

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Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 30, 2018 at 10:30 0 Comments

This new book, by Noël Hunter, represents a critical exploration of the mental health system as it pertains to individuals experiencing 'madness'

trauma and madness

Is written entirely from the perspective of people with lived experience

Offers resources and directions for the future, as recommended by people with the experiences in consideration.

Find out…

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Social policy first hand An international introduction to participatory social welfare

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 29, 2018 at 14:30 0 Comments

Social policy is often constructed and implemented by people who have little experience of its impact as a service user, but there has been a growing interest in greater public, patient and service user involvement in social policy as both political activity and academic discipline.

Social…

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Mad Studies webinar series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:59 0 Comments

This series of eight online webinars will introduce participants to mad studies, an emerging, interdisciplinary field encompassing a variety of philosophical, social, and cultural perspectives on what we consider "madness." As a discipline, mad studies seeks to challenge dominant understandings of "mental illness," rejecting the notion that the biomedical model of psychiatry is an accurate interpretation of human mental and emotional states. Mad studies offers a variety of alternative…

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Paying people who receive benefits - coproduction and participation.

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:55 0 Comments

This At a glance briefing, from SCIE, looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for people who use services and carers to get involved in paid co-production/ participation in health and social care. 

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Independent review of the Mental Health Act: A summary of the interim report

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 15, 2018 at 14:57 0 Comments

This useful briefing, on the NHS Confederation website, summarises key points from the interim report for Mental Health Network members.  View the briefing.

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