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.

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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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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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