October 2013 Blog Posts (25)

Peer Support Workers: a practical guide to implementation

New report by Julie Repper with contributions from Becky Aldridge, Sharon Gilfoyle, Steve Gillard, Rachel Perkins and Jane Rennison

'Our experience with the ImROC programme has led us to the conclusion that the widespread introduction of people with lived experience of mental health problems into the mental health workforce is probably the single most important factor contributing to changes towards more recovery-oriented services. In the first paper on this topic (Repper, 2013) we…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 30, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Chat for AMHP programme leaders has started!

Just log in to the hub and scroll down to the chat screen to join in the discussion.

Added by Jill Anderson on October 30, 2013 at 10:08 — No Comments

Educational Journal of Living Theories

EJOLTS is committed to publishing the accounts of practitioner-researchers from a wide range of global, social, cultural and professional contexts that explain their educational influences in their own learning, in the learning of others and in the learning of social formations. The journal focuses on personal journeys and collaborative pathways that explain educational influences…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 30, 2013 at 9:17 — No Comments

Alternative Routes to Recovery

The blog of Tamasin Knight's Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship trip to the USA.  Read it here. 

Tamasin will be speaking about her trip at the next meeting of CCrAMHP (Critical and Creative Approaches to Mental Health Practice) in Lancaster on Monday 25 November from 6-8pm.  See here for further details.

Added by Jill Anderson on October 29, 2013 at 16:18 — No Comments

Open Dialogue DVD

At last night's meeting in Lancaster of the CCrAMHP group (Critical and Creative Approaches to Mental Health Practice) we watched Daniel Mackler's film about the Open Dialogue Approach.  See here for the trailer.  It stimulated a very interesting discussion and we'd highly recommend it as a resource for use in teaching. …


Added by Jill Anderson on October 29, 2013 at 16:14 — No Comments

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme: Call for Nominations.

The call for nominations for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) 2014 is now open and closes 14 January 2014. NTFS recognises and rewards excellent learning and teaching and is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland (DELNI). It is open to directly-funded higher education institutions and further education colleges in England,…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 29, 2013 at 16:04 — No Comments

Building inclusivity: engagement, community and belonging in the classroom

Four video interviews with experts on inclusion in the classroom. Rowena Arshad, Vicky Gunn, Ann-Marie Houghton and Bob Matthew respond to questions on how to build and sustain inclusivity in the classroom.

This resource is part of the work of the Embedding equality and diversity in the curriculum programme. The programme is funded by…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 29, 2013 at 16:03 — No Comments

Collaborative Teaching Development Grants

The HEA call for collaborative teaching development grants will open on 4 November 2013, with funding of up to £60,000 available to carry out research into learning and teaching, or innovative teaching development activity that will have an impact on the higher education sector.  The deadline for this funding round is 24 January 2014.

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Links between trauma and mental distress

A practice educator writes, and recommends some reading: http://truly.thenoodledbrain.com/2010/06/synchronicity.html

Added by Jill Anderson on October 28, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Invitation to become a founding member of the Association for Psychosocial Studies

There has been a developing awareness of the inadequacy of the traditional division between sociological and psychological disciplines. The Association for Psychosocial Studies has developed from the Psychosocial Studies Network and its founding marks a major moment of development in this nascent field. Institutional membership is sought from all institutions with an interest in psychosocial studies.  …


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Critical Psychology in a Changing World: Building bridges and expanding the dialogue

This issue of the Annual Review of Critical Psychology is devoted to critical work around the world. This journey began in 2006 with ARCP 5: Critical Psychology in a Changing World. In this leg of the journey, the 49 papers of this issue will take the reader on a very informative tour around the globe, visiting psychological scholarship in places such as Aotearoa-New Zealand, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Flandern, France, German Speaking…


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Have you read Terry Burridge's blog posting?

'Melanie Klein goes to college' can be found here.


What do you think of Terry's arguments?

Added by Jill Anderson on October 24, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

mhhehub Chat session for AMHP programme leaders

A chat session for people responsible for Approved Mental Health Professional training programmes will be held on the mhhehub on Wednesday 30 October from 9 - 10am.  To join the chat, just log in to the mhhehub and scroll down for the chat screen.

This chat session is aimed at people who have responsibility for AMHP training programmes and are based in universities, or in joint posts spanning higher education and local authorities or trusts. 

Kate Karban, from…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 23, 2013 at 15:20 — No Comments

The Emotionary

Words that don't exist for feeling that do. . . 


Added by Jill Anderson on October 23, 2013 at 14:16 — No Comments

Education and the Political: new theoretical articulations

The essays in this collection address the relation between education and politics in new ways. Rather than understanding education simply as the object of political decision-making, or as preparation for politics, the authors of this volume see education as implicated in social conflicts and in the political processes that produce and change socialstructures. Education, then, is a practice that reconfigures the relations between subjectivities and the political. The…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 23, 2013 at 14:07 — No Comments

The College of Medicine

The College of Medicine combines scientific knowledge, clinical expertise and the patient’s own perspective. We seek to re-define what good medicine means − renewing the traditional values of service, commitment and compassion and creating a more holistic, patient-centred, preventative approach to healthcare.

This is not just a 'nice to have' vision.  A rising number of older people, and a smaller amount of money available to serve them means that the NHS cannot continue as it…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 21, 2013 at 14:09 — No Comments

External Examiners sought

Hub members might be interested in this. If you are looking for EE posts you might like to join the External Examiners JISCmail list run by the HEA - span>EXTERNAL-EXAMINERS@jiscmail.ac.uk>



Examiner Post: Foundation Degree Programme – Mental Health Work based at

Accrington & Rossendale College

Broad Oak Campus

Broad Oak…


Added by Hilary Burgess on October 21, 2013 at 9:45 — No Comments

The Bitterest Pills: Phil Thomas reviews Joanna Moncrieff's new book

In this book Moncrieff picks up the narrative she started in The Myth of the Chemical Cure (Moncrieff, 2008).  The Bitterest Pills in concerned primarily with neuroleptic drugs and Thomas concludes that it is 'a must-read for all psychiatrists and mental health…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 20, 2013 at 14:50 — No Comments

Self labelling and Identity

We call mad people lots of names. Most of them are not meant to be complimentary. But what do mad people call themselves? Do they accept labels that others stick on them? Do they apply their own labels? Why might one person choose a different label than another? This is a short documentary in which 12 Toronto activists discuss how they identify themselves.

View the video.

Added by Jill Anderson on October 15, 2013 at 12:16 — No Comments

The Consumer/Survivor/ex-Patient movement

Watch this video for 'Mad People's History' (CDST 504), an online course offered at Ryerson University. David Reville, an instructor with the School of Disability Studies, introduces the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement, offering learners several ways to conceptualize the movement. The six-part metaphor is intended to frame the origins, activities, and politics of the movement.

Watch the video.

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Mental health and neoliberalism - video of New School of Economics event

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 10, 2018 at 22:23 0 Comments

Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism? We asked the panelists to reflect on the aftermath of the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies which followed, but then to engage with how the slashing of expenditure on public services and increase in private debt has been met with questions around whether these factors are exacerbating mental health problems. This event titled, ‘Mental Health and Neoliberalism’, sought to situate the growing…


Afflicted: how vulnerability can heal medical education and practice

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 22:47 0 Comments

In Afflicted, Nicole Piemonte examines the preoccupation in medicine with cure over care, arguing that the traditional focus on biological intervention keeps medicine from addressing the complex realities of patient suffering. Although many have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medical practice, few have considered the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ontological reasons for it. Piemonte fills that gap, examining why it is that…


The effect - radio play

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 13:56 0 Comments

The Effect -  Drama on 3 - by Lucy Prebble.
Starring Jessie Buckley, Christine Entwisle, Damien Molony and Samuel West.
"I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect."
Award-winning chemical romance. 
Connie (Jessie Buckley - 'The Last Post', 'Taboo') and Tristan (Damien Molony - 'Crashing', 'Being Human') are taking part…

While your back was turned: the mental health of young women and girls.

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 2, 2018 at 18:10 0 Comments

The mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. As the evidence section in this paper will show, the last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis levels.…


Mental Health Act – The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 17:52 0 Comments

This report looks at causes for the rise in use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to detain people.

The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England report cover image

National data shows an increasing use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to treat people in hospitals.

In 2016, the CQC committed to working with local services to gather views on the reasons for the national increase in the use of the MHA, to identify how local services are responding to the changing activity, and to…


Social policy first hand: An international introduction to participatory social welfare - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 11:55 0 Comments

Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision. A companion volume to Peter Beresford's bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at…


Asylum magazine - events calendar

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:54 0 Comments

Asylum magazine has a new events calendar.  You can view it here.

UMHAN blog - writers wanted

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:52 0 Comments

University Mental Health Advisers Network.

Are you interested in in HE? Do you like writing and are passionate about sharing your opinion? Look no further. The Blog is…


With children in mind: current research and policy developments on mental health and young people

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 15:30 0 Comments

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Public Mental Health

Expected publication in 2019 as Volume 18, Issue 1.

Guest Editors: 

Gill Coverdale, Co-editor of JPMH and Royal College of Nursing, UK gillcov17@gmail.com…


Psychology and Mental Health - beyond nature and nurture

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 21, 2018 at 11:45 0 Comments

Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This free online course provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.

Over six weeks, you will explore some of the current challenges and debates in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and discover new ways of thinking psychologically about mental health.



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