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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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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