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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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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