Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
Speakezee is a new platform which brings together event organisers and academic speakers. At its heart is the desire to help more academics engage with the public and to make it easier for organisers to find relevant experts to talk at their event, whatever the size.
Academics at all levels recognize that public engagement is an essential part of their role in professional development and demonstrating pathways to impact for research evaluation. Speakezee will generate records of…Continue
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The Open Paradigm Project is dedicated to fostering the voices and perspectives that accompany changing realities and new understandings of ourselves and the world. The project takes as its starting point that these voices – unusual, or mad as they may be – light the way the way to cultural paradigms. Societies, businesses, and families throughout history have learned from these voices, and ignored them at their peril.
The project produces creative, journalistic, promotional, and…Continue
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'If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.’
George Eliot, Middlemarch
Having spent her life trying to patch up the souls of others, psychiatrist Linda Gask came to realise that being an expert in depression doesn’t confer any immunity from it – she had to learn to focus on her own…Continue
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The case for demedicalising mental health services is well rehearsed. The research has been done, the conferences have been held and the intellectual argument all but won. Yet on a day-to-day basis, services continue to operate within the medicalised status quo. One of the aims of this conference, organised by PCCS books, will be to look at how we can implement realistic, practical changes in our mental health practice, education and lives, in order to continue the progression from…Continue
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Student Minds' Volunteer Festival is fast approaching and will take place in Oxford from the 1st-3rd September. Any students or recent graduates with an interest in student mental health are invited to attend the festival for 3 days of master-classes from a variety of professionals, personal and career development opportunities and the chance to learn from other Student Minds groups across the UK.
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Towards the end of July the Institute of Employment Studies (IES) and Researching Equity Access and Participation (REAP) published a report for the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) on the provision for students with mental health problems and intensive support needs.
The report was commissioned by HEFCE in the light of the proposed…Continue
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This book takes a critical but supportive look at independent mental health advocacy within its broader historical, social and policy contexts, while anticipating future developments in the law.
Including the voices and research of service users, both as authors and compilers, this book provides a wide range of information: from essential values and the knowledge and skills advocates require, to how IMHA services can be made appropriately accessible to diverse groups. Providing…Continue
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'The Mental Wellness Summit is an educational and empowering experience that explores better ways to approach and treat mental health from a root cause perspective ‐ it’s designed with everyone in mind.
Today’s powerful treatment options, including specialized diet and improved nutrition, integrative medicine, naturopathy and functional medicine, somatic therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga and meditation, to name a few, are available but…Continue
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A new open access resource for Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology that has been developed at the Open University. The aim of the tool is to enable people to explore the development of psychological thinking not only across time, but also within the context of social, conceptual and historical changes. It includes: people, contexts, perspectives and methods as well as the 'narratives' feature. Attempts have been made to generate a feeling of investigation and discovery…Continue
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EaT is a new research group that has been developed by members of staff linked to the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Manchester. It aims to create discussions related to the interface between Education and Therapy, and has three main arms of research, which look at: Therapy in educational settings; Counsellor education; and Inequality, education and wellbeing. The seminars are free to attend, but please email Dr Laura Cutts on…Continue
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The Higher Education Academy has a new website. You can search by content type, resource type discipline, theme - or from a free text box on the homepage.
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The Collaborating Centre for Values Based Practice in health and social care has been set up to support the development of values-based practice through shared learning. Based at St Catherine’s College in Oxford the Centre brings together a wide range of individuals and organisations working on different aspects of values-based practice around the world. Although originating primarily in mental health and social care a particular aim of the Collaborating Centre is to…Continue
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This report, written by the Institution for Employment Studies, in association with Researching Equity, Access and Participation at Lancaster University, focuses on understanding provision for students with mental health problems and intensive support needs. It sits alongside a…Continue
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