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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Croatia: out of institutions, into the world

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 19, 2017 at 20:00 0 Comments

More than 8,200 people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in Croatia remain in segregated institutions and psychiatric hospitals with little control over decisions that affect their lives, Human Rights Watch said. While the Croatian government has made some progress in protecting the rights of people with disabilities, the process of moving people out of institutions and into community-based living arrangements has been limited and slow. In a video released by Human Rights Watch,…

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1000 conversations: speaking out on mental health

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:34 0 Comments

Stories of people with lived experience of mental health difficulties - shared on the Centre for Mental Health website. 

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Quality in Undergraduate Education: How Powerful Knowledge Disrupts Inequality

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

Globally, the appetite for higher education is great, but what do students and societies gain? Quality in Undergraduate Education foregrounds the importance of knowledge acquisition at university. Many argue that university education is no longer a public good due to the costs incurred by students who are then motivated by the promise of lucrative employment rather than by studying a discipline for its own sake. McLean, Abbas and Ashwin, however, reveal a…

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International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:55 0 Comments

'The International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal (IIPDW) was created to respond to a glaring need in mental health: to develop ways for helping people withdraw from psychiatric drugs.

Mental health has failed to provide support to people who want to reduce or withdraw from their psychiatric drugs. Often, people are simply told it is a bad idea, and thus are left to try to reduce or withdraw without the support they need.

Indeed, psychiatric drugs have been…

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Life of the Mind Interrupted: essays on mental health and disability in higher education

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:43 0 Comments

The essays in this book cover topics such as disclosure of disabilities, accommodations and accessibility, how to be a good abled friend to a disabled person, the trigger warnings debate, and more. Written for a popular audience, for those with disabilities and for those who want to learn more about living a disabled life, Life of the Mind Interrupted aims to make higher education, and the rest of our society, more humane.…

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All is not well - comics about care

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 17, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

I See You is about a girl being cared for by her father after being discharged from psychiatric hospital. The father cares emotionally and practically. He stays present in response to the girl’s anger and despair and tries metaphorically to give the girl her childhood back.

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Medicated Stable: animated film

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 17, 2017 at 15:16 0 Comments

Medicated Stable is an animated film that explores some of the experiences of mental health treatment, support and recovery in Southampton. Funded by NHS England, this animated film produced by Healthwatch Southampton is based on ‘Barriers and Facilitators for promoting recovery in mental health’ a research paper co-produced by Healthwatch Southampton and the University of Southampton.…

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Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 16, 2017 at 14:08 0 Comments

Britain’s first university centre dedicated to improving mental health in schools has opened.

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools has been established at Leeds Beckett University.

Similar centres already exist in the US and Canada. Its aim is to create a network of educators, mental health practitioners and …

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Trauma informed education in mental health nursing

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 15, 2017 at 10:32 0 Comments

Stirling University film  looking at MH through a Trauma Lens featuring staff, graduates & clinicians.

View it here.

Mental Health Occupational Therapy Interventions and Outcomes Network

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 10, 2017 at 12:52 0 Comments

MOTION is a collaboration between researchers, service users, clinicians and educators committed to improving outcomes in mental health occupational therapy by advancing research.

Visit the website.

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