Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
The main purpose of this report is to provide an update to a previous Royal College of Psychiatrists document, Mental Health of Students in Higher Education, published in 2003. Over the past decade, the demographics of the student population have undergone many changes that are of relevance to the provision of mental healthcare. The numbers of young people in higher education have expanded and they have become more socially and…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 30, 2011 at 16:46 — No Comments
Produced by the National Health Universities Project this guidance package provides:
...background information, evidence and links to existing guidance for universities to promote mental wellbeing.
...general information on mental wellbeing as well as separate sections focussing on staff and student issue.
...suggestions on policy/procedures development, areas for consultation, potential internal/external partners to involve.
Added by Jill Anderson on September 26, 2011 at 17:38 — No Comments
The development of User-Led Organisations (ULOs) is central to the Government’s Vision for Adult Social Care . Research in Practice for Adults (ripfa) held a series of regional workshops to explore and examine the evidence-base for ULOs and how Local Authorities (LAs) can respond and encourage their emerging role. These pages set out the main messages from the…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 23, 2011 at 17:26 — No Comments
The Higher Education Academy has appointed Vida Douglas as Discipline Lead for Social Work and Social Policy. See here for her September ebulletin.
Added by Jill Anderson on September 23, 2011 at 17:09 — No Comments
The HEA is building a community of Academic Associates to deliver and develop support for learning and teaching in higher education. Expressions of interest are sought from academics with current experience, who are leaders in their field, can work as part of a team, and who share the HEA’s ambition to improve learning and teaching and the student learning experience. See here for further details.
Added by Jill Anderson on September 23, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments
An upcoming film festival at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is set to quash the myths and fight the stigmas associated with mental health. The One in Four Film Festival, which is now in its fifth year, will take place between 10 to 14 October and show a range of entertaining, yet informative, feature films which explore the effects of mental health on individuals and society at large. For further details, see: …Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 23, 2011 at 16:49 — No Comments
I recently came across some very interesting reading lists on the Meriden Family Programme website:
Added by Jill Anderson on September 12, 2011 at 19:01 — No Comments
The Social Work Education Support Grant (SWEG) is a Department of Health fund to support universities and employers in providing practice learning opportunities for social work students on qualifying courses. It also supports the involvement in social work education of people who use services, and carers.
The SWEG consultation is now live.
Click here to read the full consultation…
Added by Jill Anderson on September 12, 2011 at 18:47 — No Comments
Royal College of Psychiatrists report setting out ten standards for adult inpatient mental health care.
The purpose of this occasional paper is: (a) to offer a useful minimum checklist of standards for managers and commissioners of services to apply in strategic planning and in assessing for themselves the quality of their wards; and (b) to provide elaboration of the ten standards drawing on the evidence of current practice as found by recent reviewing bodies.…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 12, 2011 at 18:44 — No Comments
The call for bids in the Higher Education Academy’s second phase of teaching development grants has opened today, Monday 5 September 2011.
Added by Jill Anderson on September 12, 2011 at 18:35 — No Comments