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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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.

The Colour of Madness - new anthology

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 11, 2018 at 19:35 0 Comments

The Colour Of Madness is an anthology led and curated by BAME people which is made up of fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and art submitted by BAME writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those still navigating life with mental health problems. It explores the BAME mental health experience in the UK.…



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Language, Discourse and Mental Health - new book series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 4, 2018 at 11:40 0 Comments

This book series is a unique  resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective.

Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis,…

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Medicating me: personal impressions of psychiatric medication

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 2, 2018 at 15:32 1 Comment

A mental health documentary exploring people's encounters with psychiatric medication. It is not giving advice. It is giving a voice. Beyond chemicals, how does the idea of medication function on our identities and upon our view of ourselves?…

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Applied Sociology curriculum launched

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 15:36 0 Comments

At the BSA conference in Newcastle last month, the BSA Sociologists outside Academia (SoA) group launched its model curriculum in applied sociology.  This will now be offered free to UK sociology departments, to use within their undergraduate programmes.  It can be downloaded from the curriculum website.

The curriculum is a key element in SoA’s…

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The Rosamund Snow Prize

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

Rosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic investigate its high ‘did not attend’ rate; she explains what she found in this talk, addressing a TED×NHS event in 2016. 
Urging her audience to involve patients in service quality…
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Authenticity to Action - call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 16:41 0 Comments

The 6th International Authenticity to Action Conference will take place on 5-6 March 2019 at the Grange Hotel, Grange-over-Sands on the theme of: 'Inspiring partnerships in co-producing  professional education and practice development'.

This exciting two-day conference will celebrate the involvement of patients, service users and carers in Health, Social…

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Asylum 25.2 - out now!

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 14:43 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is now out. It opens with an article by @validconsent which underlines the profound challenges involved in the notion of ‘democratic psychiatry’.  How does one provide a safe space for challenging and diverse opinions to be expressed: at a conference; on a psychiatric ward; on social media; or in the pages of amagazine?   Those questions go to the very heart of Asylum’s collective struggle.  They are crucial for those involved…

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Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings - free course

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:03 0 Comments

This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, looks at the use of mindfulness in counselling and forensic settings. You will start by learning a bit more about the concept of mindfulness and how it can be understood and applied. You will then consider the different ways in which mindfulness can be integrated into therapy sessions, and what the benefits of these might be. After this, you will explore some of the specific ways in which…

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Building critical bridges - Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:00 0 Comments

The 3rd Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network (a.k.a. CritSui3), will be held in Perth WA at the University of Western Australia from 12-13 December 2018.  This conference, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, builds on prior Critical Suicide Studies conferences in Prague, Czech Republic (2016) and Canterbury, UK (2017), turning the attention to networking, impact and engagement…
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