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…

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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…

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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. …

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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,…

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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…

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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.

Added by Jill Anderson on October 29, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

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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Added by Jill Anderson on October 28, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

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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Added by Jill Anderson on October 28, 2013 at 10:54 — No Comments

Have you read Terry Burridge's blog posting?

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

http://mhhehub.ning.com/page/september-2013-1

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…

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

The Emotionary

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

http://www.the-emotionary.com/

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…

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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…

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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>

Hilary

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

Accrington & Rossendale College

Broad Oak Campus

Broad Oak…

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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…

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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.

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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.

Added by Jill Anderson on October 15, 2013 at 12:14 — 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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