October 2012 Blog Posts (30)

Social Learning Centre

The Social Learning Centre is a global online professional community for learning professionals (in both education and the workplace) to support their ongoing professional development by learning from their peers as well as leading industry practitioners and thought leaders from around the world.

http://sociallearningcentre.co.uk/

Added by Jill Anderson on October 31, 2012 at 17:13 — No Comments

Effective Supervision in Social Work and Social Care

This SCIE research briefing provides an overview of the evidence concerning the value of supervision in supporting the practice of social care and social work. It is relevant to both children’s and adult social care services and includes a consideration of supervision in integrated, multi-professional teams. While the focus is on social work and social care, some of the research reviewed includes participants from other professions such as…
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Added by Jill Anderson on October 31, 2012 at 16:13 — No Comments

Palgrave Pivot - an innovative new format for scholarly research

Liberating scholarship from the straitjacket of traditional formats and business models, Palgrave Pivot offers authors the flexibility of publishing at lengths between the journal article and the conventional monograph. Palgrave Pivot emphasizes speed of delivery as well as innovation. Titles are published within 12 weeks of acceptance with a complete peer-review process.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 30, 2012 at 15:09 — No Comments

Society for Emotional Well-being Worldwide

The Society for Emotional Well-being Worldwide has launched a new website.  This is an online community for global mental health professionals and will provide networking capacity through blogs and forums, as well as up-to-date scientific literature, conference and work opportunities for providers and advocates for global mental health.

Added by Jill Anderson on October 30, 2012 at 13:53 — No Comments

Health and Social Care Education - first issue

This is the journal for the Higher Education Academy Health and Social Care cluster of disciplines.  The first issue, with a focus on student engagement, is out now.  
See: …
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Added by Jill Anderson on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 — No Comments

Afflictions: culture and mental illness in Indonesia

Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia

“Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia” is a documentary film series that examines the lives of people with severe mental helath problems living on the Indonesian islands of Bali and Java.  “Afflictions” is based on more than a decade of clinical ethnographic research conducted by documentary filmmaker and anthropologist Dr. Robert Lemelson.

There are six films in the series: "Memory of My Face,” “The…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 30, 2012 at 10:39 — No Comments

A Marked Improvement: transforming assessment in higher education

A Marked Improvement has been developed by a group of experts, working with the HEA to provide a strong rationale for transforming assessment in higher education. It includes an assessment review tool, offering a practical method to take stock of current practice and look to a targeted approach to strategic change. The publication also includes further resources for staff, which can be used to support changes to assessment policy and practice. …

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 24, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Social and Emotional Wellbeing: early years

NICE publish new guidance on the social and emotional wellbeing of children under five.

Further details.

Added by Jill Anderson on October 24, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Health, Wellness and Society Conference: Call for Papers.

The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Third International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society and the call for submissions to the peer-reviewed The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society.  The Health and Society Conference will be held 15 - 16 March 2013 at the Escola Paulista de Medicina - Universidade Federal de Sao

Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Find out more:…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 24, 2012 at 9:49 — No Comments

Bentall is Ok, phew

He had me worried for a while- the opening sections of the 'Doctoring the Mind' book were just too friendly towards the psychiatric discipline but really he was just hooking the reader and the whammy comes not too far in.  It is a real concern for critical writers I think in that if you show your cards too early you lose the reader because of the sense that you are too partisan and you've either lost insight, or you are an academic malcontent. Books like this are important because they keep…

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Added by Bill Penson on October 23, 2012 at 18:26 — No Comments

Mapping new concepts of impact in arts and mental health interventions: PhD studentship

Faculty of Arts PhD Studentship Mapping new concepts of impact in arts and mental health interventions

More details at:…
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Added by Jill Anderson on October 23, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Consumer model of recovery: issues and perspectives

Hi
This set of articles may be of interest, and use in teaching. 
Best wishes, 
Jill 
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From World Psychiatry 11(3) …
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Added by Jill Anderson on October 22, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Why Society Drives You Mad - Richard Bentall on video

Clinical psychologist and vocal critic of psychiatry Richard Bentall reveals why social inequality, racism and the built environment have a far more significant role to play in mental illness than the biomedical establishment acknowledges.

View here.

Added by Jill Anderson on October 22, 2012 at 13:58 — No Comments

Threshold Concepts Conference report

Report of the 2012 Threshold Concepts Conference - held in Dublin. 

Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on October 22, 2012 at 13:57 — No Comments

Mindreel - great resource for use in teaching.

MindReel is an initiative to create a valuable learning resource using educational films that address a wide range of mental health issues. The MindReel project is led by IRISS in partnership with the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and University of Strathclyde.

The intention is to unlock the educational potential of the films that have been submitted…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 22, 2012 at 13:53 — No Comments

reading too much?

I've a little time on my hands and a part time PhD to get underway and so I've started too many books. Because clearly that follows and I'm not sure if this a case of  an urge to over-activity or enthusiasm- need not be mutually exclusive I suppose.

The beginning of Bentall's 'Why psychiatric Treatments Fail' is a strange mix and I am really hoping that the earliest part is not a plea for admission back into the fold. This book seems far more appealing to psychiatry than  'Madness…

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Added by Bill Penson on October 20, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Drug and Alcohol learning

Hi all , Im Liz

I am a clinical nurse in Ipswich Queensland in Australia. I have a masters in Mental Health Nursing. I recently wrote a training program for our enrty level nurses to transition to Drug and Alcohol.. Just wondering if mental Health and Drug and Alcohol are together  or separate in you public health system.

Cheers from Aussie Land,

Liz

Added by Liz on October 18, 2012 at 23:55 — No Comments

See Psoriasis Look Deeper - report out now.

On Wednesday 17th October, the See Psoriasis Look Deeper campaign - a collaboration between The Psoriasis Association and The Mental Health Foundation launched in the Houses of Parliament.

Psoriasis is a multi-faceted condition that can affect people in many ways. There are physical symptoms- flaking, itching, redness, discomfort, even pain- but there are also impacts on mental wellbeing and quality of life, as well as social lives, careers and relationships.

The See Psoriasis…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 18, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Dropbox - Great Space Race

This may be of interest.  Free dropbox space for university students.  See here for details: 

http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/15/dropbox-great-space-race/

Added by Jill Anderson on October 17, 2012 at 15:10 — 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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