Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
Diana Rose, Professor of User-Led Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, has been awarded an Investigator Award from Wellcome. This grant will fund pioneering research over three years, bringing together for the first time the different elements of user-led research, and going beyond the current highly influential ‘patient and public involvement (PPI) in research’ model, to explore other approaches in the UK…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 22, 2016 at 16:22 — No Comments
Our Voices is audio companion to ‘Bedlam: the asylum and beyond’, which brings together interviews, spoken word and other audio pieces developed by creative practitioners with lived experience of mental health issues. They’ve created audio pieces that complement the exhibition, sharing their own experiences and unique perspectives on the ideas and content within it.
The pieces were generated during a co-production project between…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 22, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments
These articles are from the latest issue of the Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice.
Aims for service user involvement in training - staying human by Laura Lea and colleagues.Continue
Social workers play a vital role in preventing mental health crises and should be given more scope to practice their skills, an inquiry into mental health services in England has found.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work (APPG) has taken evidence over a four month period from people using mental health services, families, other professionals, researchers, government officials and politicians. Social workers protect people’s rights in situations of crisis or where a…
Added by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2016 at 12:28 — No Comments
This film is about the ‘Narrative Masterclass’ for medical students and people living with mental health difficulties. The masterclass is based on Storying Sheffield methodologies and focuses on the concept of narrative inquiry as a tool in “recovery” from/within mental ill-health. The class is designed and led by people with lived experience of mental distress/illness.Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 14, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments
This is a leaflet based on a discussion on personality disorder diagnoses that took place in the Recovery in the Bin Facebook group. The leaflet was published in Clinical Psychology Forum No 279, March 2016 , published by the British Psychology Society.…Continue
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There was a very lively and itneresting Mad Studies stream at the Lancaster Disability Studies Conference last week. A number of people were tweeting throughout. Brigit McWade has collated the tweets in a Storify, which can be viewed HERE.
Added by Jill Anderson on September 10, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments
Friday September 23rd at the University of Warwick, 9:30am to 6:00pm
The culture and organisation of knowledge production are undergoing dramatic transformations.
Neo-managerialist models for the management of research and teaching, the expansion of audit and academic rankings, and the recasting of universities as service providers and students as consumers are just several of the main features of the ongoing marketisation of science, higher education and…
Added by Jill Anderson on September 6, 2016 at 15:41 — No Comments
The panoply of ‘illnesses’ and ‘conditions’ that have historically been uncritically subsumed under the vastly opaque and ambiguous name of ‘madness’ include: Schizophrenia, paranoia, anxiety neurosis, hysteria, and more recently, bipolar disorder, multiple personality disorder, dementia, etc.
Beyond the psychiatric ward and analyst’s couch, madness also manifests itself in quotidian experiences and routines—from a fleeting moment of maddening obsessive compulsion to the throes of…Continue
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Interested in Psychosis? Interested in real change for the better? The ISPS 2017 conference in Liverpool, UK is for you, whatever your discipline and if you are a service use or carer. The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis conferences have an outstanding reputation for vibrancy, conviviality, breadth of presentations and social events.
Submissions: Submit a paper, poster, symposium or workshop before December…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 3, 2016 at 16:09 — No Comments
"Depression, its true nature: A comprehensive course for mental health practitioners" is now available.
This course is relevant to all mental health practitioners for whom depression is part of their work remit – including psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, social care workers, psychiatric nurses, GPs, peer group workers, community mental health term members. This course is also relevant to educators of mental health…Continue
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Advanced social work practitioners in mental health services daily face the challenges of working alongside the more powerful professions of psychiatry and psychology. Advanced post-qualifying programmes in mental health social work equip practitioners with the knowledge, skills and expertise to confidently work alongside both psychiatrists and clinical psychologists in multi-disciplinary teams. This includes training in empirical research methods, which are used to develop the…Continue
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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 spirit. Outside Mental Health invites…Continue
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