September 2013 Blog Posts (20)

International Fellowships - HEA

The HEA call for the Sir Ron Cooke International Scholarships has now opened; the deadline for submissions is 4 January 2014. These prestigious scholarships provide funding for experienced academics to travel anywhere in the world for three to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 26, 2013 at 9:22 — No Comments

Small group teaching: a toolkit for learning

This resource offers a thought-provoking and lighthearted look at the rewards and challenges of small-group teaching. From anthropology to zoology, first-year undergraduates to research postgraduates, small group teaching is ubiquitous in higher education. At its best, it is hugely rewarding for both teacher and taught.

Many take this skill for granted, and those new to teaching tend not to get the support they need. This is a pity, for it is an eminently transferable academic skill.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 24, 2013 at 10:16 — No Comments

Starting Today: Future of Mental Health Services

This report explores the findings of the inquiry into the Future of Mental Health Services.

The inquiry aims to review the provision of mental health services in the UK in the light of current and future health and socio-economic development, promote debate on the proper aims and ambitions of mental health services, and consider how to make mental health services fit for purpose to deal with challenges 20-30 years in the future.

As background to the report, a number of papers…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 24, 2013 at 10:06 — No Comments

New CPD resource for AMHPs

The College of Social Work has published a new mapping tool to demonstrate how competencies required by social workers working as Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) meet professional development requirements for regulatory registration.

The tool is designed to enable social worker AMHPs to map their continuing professional…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 23, 2013 at 12:52 — 1 Comment

NICE scholarships

Applications for 2014 are now open and will run until 1 November 2013.

NICE Scholarships are one-year opportunities for qualified health and social care professionals to find out about the inner workings of NICE and undertake a supported improvement project, related to NICE guidance, within their local organisation. View examples of potential projects that might…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 23, 2013 at 8:45 — No Comments

BSA Activism in Sociology Forum

The British Sociological Association Activism in Sociology Forum (ASF) has been established to increase the contribution of sociology and sociologists to challenging injustice and inequality by connecting those already working in this area, building solidarity, and helping people who want to start combining sociology with activism to find the support they need. We feel this is urgently needed in a context of the neoliberal offensive that is increasing inequalities, deepening the poverty and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 17, 2013 at 20:20 — No Comments

peer support and trauma

Dear all,

An interesting document: ENGAGING WOMEN IN TRAUMA-INFORMED PEER SUPPORT: A Guidebook

http://www.nasmhpd.org/docs/publications/EngagingWomen/PeerEngagementGuide_Color_REVISED_10_2012.pdf 

Kind regards,

 

Bart

Added by Debyser Bart on September 17, 2013 at 14:20 — 1 Comment

Newly Qualified Workers Group

I have established a Multi-Disciplinary group on the hub for Newly Qualified Workers working in/with an interest in Mental Health. My hope is that the group will facilitate a learning environment where resources can be shared and key issues discussed.

A chat session will be held on Tuesday 24th September at 6.30pm to introduce the group and to discuss ideas for development.

Please spread the word and I hope to see you all online!

Added by Liane Mcgovern on September 13, 2013 at 11:44 — No Comments

People's Political Economy

We are a group of academics and activists based in Oxford and London. We are establishing a network of learning groups designed to promote political-economic literacy outside of the existing and established academic channels. In so doing, we hope to democratise discussion over how our society is organised, why it is organised in the way that it is, and what can be done to improve it.

Find out more.

Added by Jill Anderson on September 10, 2013 at 14:39 — No Comments

Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies

The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) is a peer-reviewed international scholarly journal published by The Institute for Education Policy Studies (IEPS). The free, online version is published in association with the University of Athens (Greece). The print version (available on subscription or purchase - click on the Subscriptions and Purchasing link is published by IEPS). JCEPS will have three…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 10, 2013 at 14:37 — No Comments

Other Education: the journal of educational alternatives

Most academic journals in the field of education focus on institutionalised forms of educational provision, throughout the life-course. Other Education looks at education differently. We don't care that much about institutions unless they function democratically, or rather, we care very much that institutions don’t function democratically. Our work as authors and readers, as well as editorially speaking, is to enable and enhance movement of…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 10, 2013 at 14:32 — No Comments

Critical Pedagogy podcasts

In 2009, Gurnam Singh produced a series of dialogues exploring different approaches to and problems in critical pedagogy. Download the podcasts here.

Added by Jill Anderson on September 10, 2013 at 14:28 — No Comments

The Critical Pedagogy Collective

The CPC is an autonomous collective of UK-based educators who are united through:

  • a conviction that education for progressive social change can and does happen throughout social life, not only in schools, the university or on the front lines of political struggle; and
  • an understanding that those struggling for social justice agendas in different spheres of life can cooperate to produce knowledge that can inform, motivate and enable more effective forms of…
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Added by Jill Anderson on September 10, 2013 at 14:25 — No Comments

Learning and Teaching: the international journal of higher education in the social sciences

Learning and Teaching (LATISS) is a peer-reviewed journal that uses the social sciences to reflect critically on learning and teaching in the changing context of higher education.

The journal invites students and staff to explore their education practices in the light of changes in their institutions, national higher education policies, the strategies of international agencies and developments associated with the so-called international knowledge economy.

The disciplines…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 10, 2013 at 14:22 — No Comments

Birmingham Radical Education - BREAD

We are a newly created group seeking to build and participate in more democratic educational processes;

Our aim is to work together towards higher education experiences that are not consumerist, indebting, authoritarian or judging of individual worth;

We therefore seek to work collectively against the principles that now shape the so-called public university;

Central to the educational experiences we want to create is the idea that students and teachers have much to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 8, 2013 at 19:35 — No Comments

Crossing Boundaries: Improving integrated care for people with mental health problems.

This report sets out the findings from the Mental Health Foundation’s Inquiry into integrated health care for people with mental health problems. The Inquiry ran from April 2012 to June 2013. Its aim was to identify good practice, generate discussion, and draw up key messages on integrated healthcare for people with mental health problems.

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2013 at 9:48 — No Comments

Calling all mental health nursing students. . .

Laura Magness (trainee clinical psychologist at UEA) is looking for mental health nursing students to participate in her thesis research study exploring interactions between mental health nursing students and clients with various diagnoses. It will involve watching two videos and answering some questions. It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and students will be entered into a prize draw to win 2 x £25 Amazon vouchers.  The study has full ethical approval from the University…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 3, 2013 at 11:05 — No Comments

Authenticity in and through teaching in higher education: new book

What does it mean to be authentic? Why should it matter whether or not we become more authentic? How might authenticity inform and enhance the social practice of the scholarship of university teaching and, by implication, the learning and development of students?

Authenticity in and through Teaching, by Caroline Kreberintroduces three distinct perspectives on authenticity, the existential, the critical and the communitarian, and shows what moving towards greater…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 3, 2013 at 10:56 — No Comments

New posting on the mhhe communal blog: Melanie Klein goes to college

Terry Burridge writes about the relevance of Melanie Klein's work for those involved in learning and teaching about mental health.  Read his interesting post here.

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See also Bob Sapey's inaugural blog post - on psychiatric treatment and the UN convention.  Comments still…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 3, 2013 at 10:53 — No Comments

New AMHP criteria launched

Today the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched approval criteria for approved mental health professional (AMHP) programmes following a consultation.   The criteria set out the HCPC's expectations of education providers delivering AMHP programmes. They set out the processes and procedures that an education provider must have in place in order to deliver AMHP training, and the knowledge, understanding and skills that an individual must have when they complete their AMHP…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 2, 2013 at 18:30 — 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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