Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
A lot of what is done in the name of psychotherapy and psychology is driven by motives which are base, shallow and commercial. Theorising of the human condition too often follows the ideological fashions of the day, which can be described as biological/corporate fundamentalism. This toxic mixture not only mystifies the general public but also makes epistemological slaves of professional psychologists. As neoliberal capitalism continues its forward march, this book considers its influence on…Continue
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Another useful aid for use in teaching?
When you think about the parish you live in, does it feel quite deprived, fairly wealthy, or somewhere in the middle?
We live in one of the most unequal countries in the western world, where babies born within a few miles of one another can have widely differing life expectancies – of 10 years or more.
How do we feel about these vast differences in life chances and what can churches do to help bridge the gap?
Start here by…Continue
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In 2013, Liz Obert decided to begin a series of photographs that dealt with the realities of what it means to put on a brave face while simultaneously coping with forms of depression. Starting with herself, Obert took two photos: one that showed the person she chooses to present to the world, and a second portrait that presented an image of how she existed behind closed doors when feeling depressed.
A useful trigger for discussion in teaching sessions?…Continue
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These principles build on discussion during the Mad Studies Stream at the Lancaster Disability Studies Conference 2014, and are posted on the Mad Studies wordpress site. View the principles here.
Added by Jill Anderson on October 27, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments
A resource for use in teaching.
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Notwithstanding notable contributions from scholars such as Jonathan Andrews, Mike Barfoot, Alan Beveridge, Gayle Davies, Rab Houston, Gavin Miller, Iain Smith and others, it arguably remains the case that Scottish psychiatry has tended to be the ‘Cinderella’ in the existing historiography of British psychiatry. While the journal History of Psychiatry has carried ‘country reports’ on both the historiography of and substantive histories of psychiatry (expansively understood) in…Continue
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From 1 April 2015, all HEIs contracted by HEE to deliver NHS funded training programmes will need to assess students for the values of the NHS Constitution using the national core requirements, as set out in this framework, alongside their aptitude and skills. NHS employing organisations will be encouraged to do the same.
Added by Jill Anderson on October 21, 2014 at 10:18 — No Comments
In a written ministerial statement, it has been announced that government will be delaying for a year the introduction of any changes to the DSA to provide more time for universities and experts to review current support arrangements.
An 'analysis on the effect of changes made to disabled students' allowances in…Continue
An international cross-sector seminar series exploring socially just education and inequalities in education
A new Seminar Series has been funded by the ESRC, to run from October 2014 until September 2016. This is an exciting opportunity to bring together academics, practitioners, teachers, educators, campaigners, parents and students. All events will be organised to be democratic and participative.
This seminar series, entitled ‘Thinking the ‘yet to be…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on October 17, 2014 at 10:13 — No Comments
The HCPC is seeking proposals for research to explore preparation for practice among newly qualified professionals who have completed pre-registration education and training programmes approved by them.
In particular, they are interested in the role of the HCPC standards of education and training (SETs) and supporting guidance in ensuring that education providers have the structures and systems in place to prepare students to be fit to practise as autonomous professionals.
Added by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2014 at 11:23 — No Comments
Special issue: Globalising Mental Health or Pathologising the Global South? Mapping the Ethics, Theory and Practice of Global Mental Health
Edited by China Mills (University of Sheffield) and Suman Fernando (London Metropolitan University)
Proudly Open Access and FREE. All material available for download.
A great resource for teaching about global mental health.
Added by Jill Anderson on October 15, 2014 at 15:52 — No Comments
‘If not now, when?’. The Feminist Research Group invites potential contributors to consider the present moment of feminism and the presence of feminism on the streets and in mainstream society. It is seeking both theoretically informed and more empirical contributions on feminist endeavours, the strategies they employ and the values they uphold, the lessons learnt, and the new or emerging debates and challenges. In the context of a broadly defined feminist education, ‘If not now, when?’ also…Continue
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Post written by Lucy Costa on Mad Studies wordpress site. Read it here.
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To celebrate World Mental Health Day today, the Institute for Mental Health's Peer Support Training Team is delighted to launch their long awaited tandem-inspired film, highlighting the concept of a shared journey.
The film has been developed with fellow peers and colleagues from across the Country to promote the work that the training team is leading, in order to establish a national peer support network.Continue
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The omnipresent psychiatric narrative of mental illness has always had its counter-narrative – the life stories of people labelled mad. The relationship between these two accounts has always been one of domination: mad voices have been – and continue to be – not heard, overwritten, silenced or even erased in the course of psychiatric treatment. As survivor researchers who have had these kinds of experiences, Jasna Russo and Peter Beresford discuss parallels between this tradition and…Continue
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Good social work practice draws upon relevant and current research to ensure that interventions are as effective as possible. As a result of this, social workers are increasingly required to demonstrate their knowledge of the research and evidence that underpin the daily decisions they make and actions they take. It is therefore vital that they are not only up to date with the latest research, but that they have the tools and understanding to successfully apply this to their…Continue
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'Written by Ravi Thornton / Illustrated by Hannah Berry, Karrie Fransman, Leonardo M. Giron, Julian Hanshaw, Rozi Hathaway, Rian Hughes, Rhiana Jade, Ian Jones, Mark Stafford, Bryan Talbot / Designed by Wayne Marsden and Marysa de Veer
Having been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Rob’s world becomes a series of struggles, and extraordinary moments of insight, as he moves between the fictions, facts and altered realities of his illness.…
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This exciting collection of interdisciplinary essays explores the complex area of madness and performance. The book spans from the 18th century to the present and unearths the overlooked history of theatre and performance in, and about, psychiatric asylums and hospitals. Performance, Madness and Psychiatry will appeal to historians, social scientists, theatre scholars, and artists alike. It features interviews, archival research, and academic analysis of this…Continue
Are you normal? What does it mean to be normal? Is it a good thing, or does it mean you’re just plain dull? Is being abnormal more fun, does it make us seem more kooky, quirky, individual – or could it mean we’re cut off from society, perceived as odd or even mentally ill?
abNormal is a 30-minute documentary from Mosaic, exploring and celebrating what it means to be normal. Looking through the eyes of several very different minds, with their own unique talents and perspectives, the…Continue
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