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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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…

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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…

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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…
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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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