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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Mental health and neoliberalism - video of New School of Economics event

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 10, 2018 at 22:23 0 Comments

Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism? We asked the panelists to reflect on the aftermath of the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies which followed, but then to engage with how the slashing of expenditure on public services and increase in private debt has been met with questions around whether these factors are exacerbating mental health problems. This event titled, ‘Mental Health and Neoliberalism’, sought to situate the growing…

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Afflicted: how vulnerability can heal medical education and practice

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 22:47 0 Comments

In Afflicted, Nicole Piemonte examines the preoccupation in medicine with cure over care, arguing that the traditional focus on biological intervention keeps medicine from addressing the complex realities of patient suffering. Although many have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medical practice, few have considered the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ontological reasons for it. Piemonte fills that gap, examining why it is that…

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The effect - radio play

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 13:56 0 Comments

The Effect -  Drama on 3 - by Lucy Prebble.
Starring Jessie Buckley, Christine Entwisle, Damien Molony and Samuel West.
"I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect."
Award-winning chemical romance. 
Connie (Jessie Buckley - 'The Last Post', 'Taboo') and Tristan (Damien Molony - 'Crashing', 'Being Human') are taking part…
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While your back was turned: the mental health of young women and girls.

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 2, 2018 at 18:10 0 Comments

The mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. As the evidence section in this paper will show, the last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis levels.…

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Mental Health Act – The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 17:52 0 Comments

This report looks at causes for the rise in use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to detain people.

The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England report cover image

National data shows an increasing use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to treat people in hospitals.

In 2016, the CQC committed to working with local services to gather views on the reasons for the national increase in the use of the MHA, to identify how local services are responding to the changing activity, and to…

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Social policy first hand: An international introduction to participatory social welfare - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 11:55 0 Comments

Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision. A companion volume to Peter Beresford's bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at…

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Asylum magazine - events calendar

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:54 0 Comments

Asylum magazine has a new events calendar.  You can view it here.

UMHAN blog - writers wanted

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:52 0 Comments

University Mental Health Advisers Network.

Are you interested in in HE? Do you like writing and are passionate about sharing your opinion? Look no further. The Blog is…

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With children in mind: current research and policy developments on mental health and young people

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 15:30 0 Comments

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Public Mental Health

Expected publication in 2019 as Volume 18, Issue 1.



Guest Editors: 


Gill Coverdale, Co-editor of JPMH and Royal College of Nursing, UK gillcov17@gmail.com…

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Psychology and Mental Health - beyond nature and nurture

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 21, 2018 at 11:45 0 Comments

Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This free online course provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.

Over six weeks, you will explore some of the current challenges and debates in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and discover new ways of thinking psychologically about mental health.

You…

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