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

I have updated the mhhe user and carer involvement reading list - see HERE.
Please let me know of references that I have missed.  I am aware that there are significant gaps, in particular, in relation to allied health professions. 
I haven't highlighted the recent additions, but you…
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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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Launch of Mad In Asia - online platform

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:14 0 Comments

Mad in Asia is an online platform whose primary mission is to contribute to changing the narrative about madness and mental distress.

Mad in Asia hopes to showcase narratives that are contextually relevant for the Asia region that focus on the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities as well as challenge the dominance of western biomedical psychiatry and clinical psychology. Led by persons with psychosocial disabilities from Asian countries and in collaboration with…

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Community Open Online Courses (COOCs)

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:08 0 Comments

Community Open Online Courses (COOCs) are an opportunity for people to share their passions, ideas and knowledge with each other.  What learning is created is down to you, the users.  Learning is most enjoyable when it is taught by those with enthusiasm and a desire to share what they know.  The word ‘courses’ is loosely used, there are no exams, no tests, no qualifications required.  The aim is to get people from all parts of the community to generate learning opportunities and to share…

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The Angry Consumer - embracing difficult conversations

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 10, 2018 at 10:54 0 Comments

This is a great new blog post by Nev Jones. 

Download here.

Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 1, 2018 at 19:05 0 Comments

Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education, by Jan McArthur, looks at assessment in HE through the lenses of critical pedagogy and social justice, and offers new insights to both fields of enquiry. …

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Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 30, 2018 at 10:30 0 Comments

This new book, by Noël Hunter, represents a critical exploration of the mental health system as it pertains to individuals experiencing 'madness'

trauma and madness

Is written entirely from the perspective of people with lived experience

Offers resources and directions for the future, as recommended by people with the experiences in consideration.

Find out…

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Social policy first hand An international introduction to participatory social welfare

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 29, 2018 at 14:30 0 Comments

Social policy is often constructed and implemented by people who have little experience of its impact as a service user, but there has been a growing interest in greater public, patient and service user involvement in social policy as both political activity and academic discipline.

Social…

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Mad Studies webinar series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:59 0 Comments

This series of eight online webinars will introduce participants to mad studies, an emerging, interdisciplinary field encompassing a variety of philosophical, social, and cultural perspectives on what we consider "madness." As a discipline, mad studies seeks to challenge dominant understandings of "mental illness," rejecting the notion that the biomedical model of psychiatry is an accurate interpretation of human mental and emotional states. Mad studies offers a variety of alternative…

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Paying people who receive benefits - coproduction and participation.

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:55 0 Comments

This At a glance briefing, from SCIE, looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for people who use services and carers to get involved in paid co-production/ participation in health and social care. 

View the briefing.

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.

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