September 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Mental health of students in higher education - RCP report

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 30, 2011 at 16:46 — No Comments

Developing an holistic and joined-up approach to mental wellbeing

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.

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 26, 2011 at 17:38 — No Comments

User led organisations

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 23, 2011 at 17:26 — No Comments

Social work and social policy - HEA ebulletin

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

HEA call for academic associates

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

One in Four film festival

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:  …

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 23, 2011 at 16:49 — No Comments

Family work - reading lists

I recently came across some very interesting reading lists on the Meriden Family Programme website:

- Family work with BME communities

- Caregiver stress

-…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 12, 2011 at 19:01 — No Comments

Social WorK Education Support Grant consultation - please respond

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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 12, 2011 at 18:47 — No Comments

Do the right thing: how to judge a ward

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.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 12, 2011 at 18:44 — No Comments

HEA launches second phase of teaching development grants.

The call for bids in the Higher Education Academy’s second phase of teaching development grants has opened today, Monday 5 September 2011.

 
Over the next year the HEA is making £1.5 million of funding available for teaching development grants.  The funding will stimulate evidence-based research and encourage innovations in learning and teaching that have the potential for sector-wide impact.
The second phase of the scheme, which has just been announced,…
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Added by Jill Anderson on September 12, 2011 at 18:35 — No Comments

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A New Vision for Mental Health

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 20, 2017 at 19:30 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what mental healthcare would look like if, knowing what we know today, it could be redesigned from scratch?

A New Vision for Mental Health aims to both explore and suggest various answers to this question. It also aims to challenge each of the mental health professions to engage constructively with the wider…

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The Future of the Mental Health Workforce - new report.

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 19, 2017 at 9:26 0 Comments

Centre for Mental Health was commissioned by the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network to explore what the mental health workforce of the future should look like. This report presents the key findings from a review of: • The current workforce in specialist, NHS funded mental health services in England; • Current policy and its impact on the future workforce; • The views of people who work in and use mental health services, obtained through a series of consultation events and roundt able…

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Critical Values Based Practice Network: bite-size summaries of mental health research theory & practice implications

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2017 at 17:54 0 Comments

The critical values based practice network comprises of practitioners and academics from the statutory, private and voluntary sector working within mental health. 

Clinical Psychology Bite-Size - hosted on its website - aims to provide short and readable summaries of mental health research, theory and implications for practice. Each Bite-Size takes a critical perspective to concepts and theories of mental distress, with a particular emphasis on…

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Critical Values Based Practice Network: bite-size summaries of mental health research theory & practice implications

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2017 at 17:54 0 Comments

The critical values based practice network comprises of practitioners and academics from the statutory, private and voluntary sector working within mental health. 

Clinical Psychology Bite-Size - hosted on its website - aims to provide short and readable summaries of mental health research, theory and implications for practice. Each Bite-Size takes a critical perspective to concepts and theories of mental distress, with a particular emphasis on…

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Mad Positive in the Academy: three short films

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

'In May 2012, the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson hosted an event entitled: Mad Positive in the Academy. This event brought engaged academics and community activists from four projects into dialogue about mad positive practices located at the intersection of mental health, formal education and social movements.

From 19 filmed interviews and roughly 7 hours of footage, we have created three short videos, or ‘web docs’ that discuss: what is means to be mad positive in the…

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Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK's universities

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 16:30 0 Comments

How well are the UK’s universities equipped to meet the challenge posed by students’ mental health and wellbeing needs?  On the one hand, there is a growing public narrative suggesting a ‘crisis’ in students’ mental health, with frequent stories of long delays in accessing counselling, and tragic reports of student suicides. On the other, young people today are often accused of being ‘snowflakes’ unable to cope with ordinary life events. What these narratives are likely to conceal, though,…

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Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness - free e-book

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 11:00 0 Comments

Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness reveals the human side of mental illness. In this remarkable collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall asks, “What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world?”

More than 60 voices of psychiatric patients, scientists, journalists, doctors, activists, and artists create a vital new conversation about empowering the human…

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Physical health in mental illness: learning resource

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 20:47 0 Comments

'People with a mental illness are more likely to have a preventable physical condition such as cardiovascular disease, and to die earlier than the rest of the population. Nurses working in all settings can work with these people to improve their outcomes.



The Royal College of Nursing’s Mental Health forum steering group has collaborated with the charity, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to create this resource for nurses. Dr Sheila Hardy is a dual trained nurse who researched…

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Surviving schizophrenia - video

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 16:35 0 Comments

Elyn Saks, Debra Lampshire and Paris Williams are all world experts on mental health. They’re using their personal experiences and working in their respective fields to debunk the myths and stigma surrounding schizophrenia.

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Step Change - new framework for universities to help improve student mental health​

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 16:08 0 Comments

A new framework has been published by Universities UK.  It aims to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of students in UK higher education institutions.

Step change​  is one strand of UUK's  programme of work to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all those who learn and work in higher education.  It aims to support university leaders to help embed good mental…

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