August 2014 Blog Posts (9)

Service user and carer involvement in education and training programmes

Information about the Standard of Education and Training recently introduced by the Health and Social Care Professions Council. From September 2014 a meeting with service users and carers will be mandatory on all inspection visits. READ MORE HERE:
http://www.hcpc-uk.org.uk/education/providers/sucinvolvement/

Added by Jill Anderson on August 29, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Mental Health MOOCs

A massive open online course (MOOC) is a course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students and educators. There are a number emerging with a focus on mental health.

See HERE for details.

Added by Jill Anderson on August 26, 2014 at 16:26 — No Comments

Psychiatry Disrupted: Theorising resistance and crafting the (R)evolution

There is growing international resistance to the oppressiveness of psychiatry. While previous studies have critiqued psychiatry, Psychiatry Disrupted goes beyond theorizing what is wrong with it to theorizing how we might stop it.



Introducing readers to the arguments and rationale for opposing psychiatry, the book combines perspectives from anti-psychiatry and critical psychiatry activism, mad activism, antiracist, critical, and radical disability studies, as well…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 13, 2014 at 14:39 — No Comments

Service user and carer involvement in education - mhhe reading list

HERE.

Added by Jill Anderson on August 7, 2014 at 18:26 — No Comments

Links to Journals. . . .

I have collated links to journals that have been posted on the hub over recent years.  Here they are:

Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies

http://www.jceps.com/

 

Health and Social Care Education

http://journals.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/hsce

 

Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 5, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

National Life Stories: Goodison Fellowship

National Life Stories, the oral history charitable trust based at the British Library, is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the National Life Stories Goodison Fellowship 2015.  The aim of the Fellowship is to increase public knowledge and awareness of oral history, particularly of the National Life Stories collections. This award of £5,000 is open to anyone resident in the United Kingdom who wishes to use the National Life Stories oral history…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 4, 2014 at 17:52 — No Comments

The Masterness Toolkit

The Masterness toolkit is designed to facilitate discussions and debate between all of those involved in the postgraduate student experience about the nature of master's level study.

The toolkit  has been designed to be as fluid as possible - there is no 'right way to use it' and indeed we would encourage people to develop and refine it and use it in any way they think would be helpful.  We would be very happy to hear about how the toolkit has been used.

Produced by the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 4, 2014 at 16:13 — No Comments

Online Educational Research Journal

OERJ is an entirely internet-based educational research journal. It is available to anyone who can access the web and all articles can be read and downloaded online. Anybody can submit articles as well as comment on and rate articles. Submissions are published immediately provided certain rules are followed.

Find out more.

Added by Jill Anderson on August 2, 2014 at 9:03 — No Comments

Patient and Public Involvement in Research - new module from healthtalkonline

In this section you can find out about the experience of taking part in research as a patient or member of the public, by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Involvement is about research being carried out with or by members of the public, who may play a role in any or every aspect of the research process. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 37 people…
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Added by Jill Anderson on August 1, 2014 at 14:46 — No Comments

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Humanising health and social care - some links

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 5, 2018 at 14:29 0 Comments

Some links to project with a focus on the mental health of mental health professionals and/or humanising health and social care. 

Action for Careforce Wellbeing

https://survivingwork.org/action-for-care-worker-wellbeing/

In2gr8mentalhealth

Destigmatising the experience of mental ill-health in mental health professionals…

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Keeping Control - animation

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 3, 2018 at 10:10 0 Comments

This animation was commissioned to disseminate the findings from a research project carried out at Middlesex University.Keeping control

The project set out to address an important gap in research and practice knowledge relating to ‘disability hate crime’, targeted violence and hostility against people with mental health…

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Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Settings - Literature Review

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 3, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

A Melbourne Social Equity Institute research team is examining ways of avoiding coercive practices to ensure people experiencing mental health crises are treated with dignity and respect.  Most recently, the team undertook a systematic review of global practices that aim to reduce, prevent and end coercive practices in mental health settings.

The review was commissioned…

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Kindness, Emotions and Human Relationships - the blind spot in public policy: new report

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 3, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

There is growing recognition of the importance of kindness and relationships for societal wellbeing. But talking about kindness does not fit easily within the rational lexicon of public policy. 

Julia Unwin’s report, for the Carnegie Trust, Kindness, emotions and human relationships: The blind spot in public policy argues that there have been very good reasons…

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Journal of autoethnography for health and social care.

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 17, 2018 at 17:32 0 Comments

This journal aims to provide a forum for opening intellectual curiousity and exploration via auto ethnographic enquiry. The journal casts a critical eye over the material, social, cultural and political worlds we inhabit.

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Keeping Control - animation

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 12, 2018 at 11:00 0 Comments

IF BAD THINGS HAPPEN AND THEN YOU ARE NOT HELPED OR PROTECTED THAT MAKES IT MUCH WORSE

This animation was commissioned to disseminate the findings from a research project carried out at Middlesex…

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Action for Care Workers' Wellbeing

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 12, 2018 at 10:30 1 Comment

Yesterday, on World Mental Health Day (10 October 2018), Action for Care-Workers Wellbeing (ACW) was launched.

Facilitated by BASW, ACW is a collaborative network of professionals from the NHS and social care who represent a wide range of key UK caring professions (Nursing, General Practice, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work and Paramedics).

The group’s aim is to raise awareness of stress and burnout within the health and social care workforce, identify solutions, and propose…

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Abstracts and reviewers wanted: International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 5, 2018 at 10:14 0 Comments

The 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health takes place in York next July. It is an opportunity for social work practitioners, researchers, service users and carers to come together to discuss practice innovations, research and futures for social work in the spheres of health and…
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Upcoming changes to the Mental Health and Mental Capacity Acts: video of SCIE webinar

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 27, 2018 at 15:17 0 Comments

In September 2018, SCIE hosted a webinar to discuss the forthcoming changes to the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act. The webinar reflected on the important changes in how people's rights are protected. A panel of policy and practice experts in both pieces of legislation helped practitioners, academics and others reflect on these important changes.

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Minds, Madness, Medicine: should we change the way we treat mental illnesses? - video of debate at the Hay festival

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 23, 2018 at 7:42 0 Comments

Deaths from heart disease have fallen by almost two thirds since the 1960s.Yet outcomes for those with mental illness, from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, have not improved for decades. Is this because we have the wrong diagnoses? Might neuroscience provide more precise descriptions and therefore more effective treatment? Or is mental health too complex for us to understand it in mere…

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