Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
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. …
Added by Jill Anderson on August 28, 2013 at 9:41 — No Comments
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.Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on August 28, 2013 at 9:33 — No Comments
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…
Added by Jill Anderson on August 27, 2013 at 12:57 — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
Added by Jill Anderson on August 22, 2013 at 13:17 — No Comments
This publication came out in May this year but I have just come across it. It looks very helpful and informative.
Added by Kate Karban on August 20, 2013 at 13:12 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on August 20, 2013 at 10:04 — No Comments
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,…Continue
I have just come across this, aimed at mental health nurses but may have wider relevance:
Added by Kate Karban on August 19, 2013 at 10:01 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on August 18, 2013 at 23:31 — No Comments
Bibliography compiled by mhhe and updated this month. Quite a lot has been published on this topic over recent years.
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
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…Continue
Added by Simon brewer on August 16, 2013 at 9:22 — No Comments
'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…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on August 9, 2013 at 10:48 — No Comments
'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…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on August 9, 2013 at 10:39 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on August 9, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
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
Added by Jill Anderson on August 7, 2013 at 10:38 — No Comments
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'.
Added by Jill Anderson on August 6, 2013 at 12:02 — No Comments
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
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
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…Continue