August 2013 Blog Posts (20)

Call for Papers: the narrative bridge - connecting through the health humanities



The Narrative Bridge: Connecting through the Health Humanities



Keynote address and workshop by Dr. Sayantani DasGupta



Nursing, occupational therapy, and medical students write poems together. A hospital administrator, custodial worker, and therapy dog owner share stories about the work they do at a medical university. A biomedical scientist, sociologist, and English professor co-host book club meetings at the local public library. …

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 28, 2013 at 9:41 — No Comments

Community Learning - resources and support

The Community Learning support list is set up as a communication forum and a platform for sharing of resources, information and opportunities for all who are involved in the delivery of community learning. It will help you to understand and adapt to the 2013/14 Community Learning reforms.

Access the list…



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Added by Jill Anderson on August 28, 2013 at 9:33 — No Comments

Acts of knowing: critical pedagogy in, against and beyond the university

This provocative book's starting point is a deep and profound concern about the commodification of knowledge within the contemporary university.



Acts of Knowing aims to provide readers with a means of understanding the issues from the perspective of Critical Pedagogy; an educational philosophy which believes that 'knowing' must be freed from the constraints of the financial and managerialist logics which dominate the contemporary university. Critical…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 27, 2013 at 12:57 — No Comments

What did the Hub ever do for us?

Jill recently asked us to say what we get out of the hub. One very practical thing for me is lots of interesting material that I recycle for a monthly regional e-bulletin about employment & learning skills I make for Leeds Mind. In the latest one (see  http://www.volition.org.uk/regional-horizon-scan-august-2013/ ) for instance I included info about the Shaping Our Lives Resources Library, and also a link for the…

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Added by Terry Simpson on August 24, 2013 at 10:17 — 3 Comments

Consultation on the role of social work in adult mental health services

The College of Social Work is inviting feedback on several topics, including four ‘key practice areas’ that aim to articulate the distinct contributions social workers can make to mental health.

These are:

  1. Mental health social workers will focus on ensuring citizens have access to statutory social care and social work services and advice, discharging the legal duties and policies in line with local and national social care and health outcomes frameworks.
  2. A high…
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Added by Jill Anderson on August 22, 2013 at 13:17 — No Comments

Mental health and human rights

This publication came out in May this year but I have just come across it.  It looks very helpful and informative. 

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2013/05/15/new-guide-to-mental-health-advocacy-and-human-rights/

Added by Kate Karban on August 20, 2013 at 13:12 — No Comments

Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives - new book

Publisher's blurb:

Mental health is a fundamental public health priority, and this stimulating and comprehensive book brings together all of the key issues to offer an overview for students and practitioners alike. Written by a team of leading international experts, the book summarizes the evidence base and asks the key questions at the heart of a range of topics from community development to public mental health in schools and recovery and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 20, 2013 at 10:04 — No Comments

DE in the Midlands

I was quite surprised to read this piece at the end of last week, and even more surprised to see very little traffic on twitter, and the like, about it. DE, a man with learning disabilities, will be sterilised without his consent- fair measures can be taken to make this happen. While the full story is likely to be complex, it seems no-one was really disagreeing with the need for this to happen, and DE didn't want to have any more children. Presumbaly he didn't want to be operated on though,…

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Added by Bill Penson on August 19, 2013 at 14:14 — 1 Comment

Mental health nurses chat

 

I have just come across this, aimed at mental health nurses but may have wider relevance:

http://www.wenurses.com/MyNurChat/calendar.php

 

 

 

Added by Kate Karban on August 19, 2013 at 10:01 — No Comments

Art in the Asylum: creativity and the evolution of psychiatry

Art in the Asylum presents the first examination of the evolution of artistic activity in British psychiatric institutions from the early 1800s to the 1970s. With over 100 loans from national and international archives, the exhibition traces the historical shift from invasive treatments of mental disorders to a more humane regime in which creativity played a significant role. Highlighting key institutions and influential figures in the history of British mental healthcare, the exhibition…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 18, 2013 at 23:31 — No Comments

Service User and Carer Involvement in the assessment of student learning: an annotated bibliography

Bibliography compiled by mhhe and updated this month.  Quite a lot has been published on this topic over recent years. 

Involvement in Assessment reading list

Please let me know if you are aware of other references to add.

Added by Jill Anderson on August 16, 2013 at 10:52 — No Comments

Hourly paid lecturer post at London Metropolitan University.

Hi everyone, following posting a plea for help in delivering an undergraduate mental health module from Sept, I received nearly 30 interested posts here to which I am eternally grateful. I can now tell all those interested that an advert will very soon be published on jobs.ac.uk  So if you are one of those who initially expressed an interest in this vacancy and would still like to be considered for this part time (Tues afternoons initially) position then do please watch out for the ad on…

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Added by Simon brewer on August 16, 2013 at 9:22 — No Comments

New article: The language of compassion in acute mental health care

'In this article we examine the language of compassion in acute mental health care in the United Kingdom. Compassion is commonly defined as being sensitive to the suffering of others and showing a commitment to relieve it, yet we know little about how this is demonstrated in health professional language and how it is situated in the context of acute mental health care services. We report on a corpus-assisted discourse analysis of 20 acute mental health practitioner interview narratives…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 9, 2013 at 10:48 — No Comments

New article: Promoting critical perspectives within mental health nursing education

'This paper explores themes relevant to mental health nursing using the example of one educational module of a nursing degree. The authors argue that the educational preparation of mental health nursing students in higher education must address certain contested philosophical, conceptual, social and ethical dimensions of contemporary mental health care practice. These themes are discussed within the context of a third-year mental health nursing module within a Scottish nursing degree…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 9, 2013 at 10:39 — No Comments

New article: Swimming without the water - A critical perspective on mental health experience for adult nursing students

A recent article by Paul Barrett and Andrew Jackson from Nurse Education in Practice (not open access unfortunately):

'Adult nurses and adult field nursing students come into contact with a diverse range of other patient groups in their practice but perhaps none more so than those who have co-existing mental health issues. Consequently adult field student nurses must be equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to competently care for their patients who also experience…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 9, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

SAM - Anxiety Management Mobile Application.

We’re pleased to announce that SAM, our UWE self-help app for anxiety, is now available for download from the Apple and Android app stores.  The links are

For the Apple store 

For the Android store

Do pass…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 7, 2013 at 10:38 — No Comments

Thoughts on the occasion of having written 100 posts

Ben Hannigan - a nurse academic - reflects here on the process of blogging.  Why not use this as inspiration to write something for the mhhe communal blog - 'mhheviews'. 

Read Ben's blog posting here.

Added by Jill Anderson on August 6, 2013 at 12:02 — No Comments

Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE)

RAISE is a network of academics, practitioners, advisors and student representatives drawn from the Higher Education Sector who are working and/or interested in researching and promoting student engagement.  Like mhhehub they are using the 'ning' platform for their networking site.  Join RAISE here.

 

Added by Jill Anderson on August 6, 2013 at 9:54 — No Comments

Students as change agents: card sort exercise

We are keen to explore how students are engaged in learning and teaching about mental health, and how they might be more engaged here on the hub.  See here for a card sort exercise, from the NUS website.  How might you envisage using this in teaching?

Added by Jill Anderson on August 5, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Supporting students with mental health conditions: new guidance for medical schools

The General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council have launched new guidance to help medical schools provide advice and support to medical students who are experiencing mental health difficulties. We have developed the guidance in response to requests from medical schools for more advice and support on this subject.

 

The new guidance highlights the steps that medical schools can take to promote good mental health and wellbeing in their students. It explores what…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 1, 2013 at 10:38 — 1 Comment

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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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