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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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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