October 2015 Blog Posts (15)

What works: effective dementia training and education - SURVEY

The "What Works" programme has been commissioned by the Department of Health, on behalf of Health Education England and is supported by Skills…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 29, 2015 at 18:19 — No Comments

Biographical Archive of Psychiatry

This archive provides information on the life and work
of historical figures in the field of psychiatry. It presents short biographies and biograms of professionals, psychiatric users and their relatives.

A participatory historical research project of Hochschule Niederrhein’s Faculty of Applied Social Sciences.

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 26, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Re-imagining professionalism in mental health: towards co-production - ESRC seminar series

This ESRC seminar series focuses on developing new approaches to professionalism in mental health. Its starting point is that professionalism should be informed by the principle of authentic power-sharing between service users, carers and professionals.

Register now for Seminar 1: on Democratic professionalism and mental health.  To be held at the University of Leeds on Tues 5 January 2016. Attendance is free, please register by 10 December. Travel bursaries available.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 22, 2015 at 13:07 — No Comments

Voices of a Patient: a poem by Philip Sheridan

Philip Sheridan wrote Voices of a Patient in November 2014. He felt inspired to write the poem from the conversations he had with and heard from his peers in the Patient | Carer Community (PCC) based at Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME), University of Leeds. …



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Added by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2015 at 19:42 — No Comments

Mental Capacity Act - Learning Resources

Providing guidance for adult social care workers on the MCA and how it relates to their continuing professional development.  The guidance documents are designed to be used by social workers at all levels, from front line practitioners to senior social workers, social work supervisors and managers, to support them to deliver the best outcomes for the people with whom they work.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 13, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Psycho-social therapies and care environments: special interest group.

This is an open forum for Oral History Society members, to explore the intersections, divergences, and shared worlds of oral history, psycho-social therapies, and therapeutic and care environments.

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2015 at 10:29 — No Comments

Peer Involvement and Leadership in Early Intervention in Psychosis Services: new guide

The goal of this US guide is to provide a range of different stakeholders with information and best practices for peer support and leadership in early intervention for psychosis (EIP) services. This document includes many concrete examples of exemplary or innovative services, projects and individuals.  A comprehensive appendix of resources is offered at the end. 

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 8, 2015 at 21:10 — No Comments

Universities and engagement - new book

Universities and Engagement is a timely and insightful book that examines what universities can contribute to their communities and economies through lifelong learning, a topic which is of increasing importance to Higher Education Institutions across the world.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 5, 2015 at 16:41 — No Comments

Education as Social Construction: Contributions to Theory, Research and Practice

Editors: Thalia Dragonas, Kenneth J. Gergen, Sheila McNamee, Eleftheria Tseliou

Drawing from the rich array of ideas and practices surrounding social constructionist theory, the present volume showcases work from a variety of different cultural settings in education. This demonstrates how constructionist initiatives in education can be successfully shared across national boundaries. More important, we come to see how ideas and practices can be re-formed as they…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 5, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Harmful Societies: understanding social harm

While the notion of social harm has long interested critical criminologists it is now being explored as an alternative field of study, which provides more accurate analyses of the vicissitudes of life. However, important aspects of this notion remain undeveloped, in particular the definition of social harm, the question of responsibility and the methodologies for studying harm. This book, the first to theorise and define the social harm concept beyond criminology, seeks to address these…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 2, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Social Innovation Sandpit - 'warm up' event

HEFCE and the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) are holding a warm-up event to set out…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 2, 2015 at 10:24 — No Comments

Depression Delusion: Volume One - new book

For 50 years the public have been told that brain chemical imbalances occur in depression. This “fact” is, in Terry Lynch's view, a falsehood.  It meets psychiatry’s own criteria for a delusion, and - having been systematically promoted by powerful vested interests - has had major adverse consequences for global mental health. Lynch draws on over 30 years experience as a physician, psychotherapist, author and mental activist, to present what he sees as a more accurate way of…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 2, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Another twinkle in the eye - latest book by Elaine Hanzak

This book is about the contemplation of a further pregnancy after perinatal mental illness.  It includes first person accounts, self-help advice, the latest research and evidence in the field and a resource pack.  The book builds on Elaine Hanzak's first book - Eyes without Sparkle - and is produced in an easy to read and accessible format. 

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 2, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Rocks in my pockets: an animated film about women and depression

A poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival. Based on true events about five women of the filmmaker's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and madness.

“'With ‘Rocks In My Pockets,’ Signe Baumane presents a sharp, surprising and funny animated feature, plumbing the depths of depression via her family history. Guided by Ms. Baumane’s almost musically accented voice-over, this hand-drawn debut feature is based upon the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2015 at 19:47 — No Comments

Inspire to succeed - transforming teaching and learning in health and social care: Call for Papers

The HEA's annual Health and Social Care conference  will be held in Glasgow on 24-25 February 2016.  How can we inspire, support and share excellent practice in Health and Social Care teaching and learning? 

Call for papers: deadline 10 December…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2015 at 17:00 — 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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