October 2016 Blog Posts (10)

Being Black, Going Crazy? BBC 3 documenary

Black people in the UK are more likely to be both diagnosed with a significant mental health condition and to be sectioned.

In this authored documentary, blogger and radio presenter Keith Dube, who’s motivated by a personal experience of depression, wants to find out just why the black community is facing a mental health crisis.

By spending time in a secure mental health unit, tapping into the thoughts and experiences of his…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 29, 2016 at 8:31 — No Comments

Social Suffering in an Era of Resilience - Call for Papers

The seventh international conference on The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization once again explores the nature of contemporary malaises, diseases, illnesses and syndromes in their relation to cultural pathologies of the social body. Usually these conditions –depression, anxiety, suicide & self-harm, disorders of consumption, stress-related illness, to name just a few- are interpreted clinically in terms of individualized symptoms and framed in demographic and epidemiological…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 24, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Surviving work in health

This resource comes out of five years working with health workers and activists under the title of Surviving Work. This involved running courses and discussion events and weekly blogging on topics ranging from how to tackle bullying at work to whether you need to marry a rich man to be a psychotherapist in the UK.  

In 2015 we carried out a series of conversations with practitioners in healthcare at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust. Our aim was to think about how psychoanalytic…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 24, 2016 at 12:56 — No Comments

Gateways in Higher Education: Cultures, transitions and transformations: call for papers

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) 2017 annual conference will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.   This year's conference theme  is "Gateways in Higher Education: Cultures, Transitions and Transformations."

The metaphor of gateway is used widely to represent passages from one location to another, from one undertaking to another, from one way of life to another.  In the realms of the theory and practice of technology, pedagogy, and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 18, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Patient and Public Involvement in Nurse Education

Peter Bates is working in partnership with Health Education England to create a 'How To' guide on involving patients and the public in nurse education. 



The project covers England and includes all four fields of nursing practice - Child, Adult, Mental Health and Learning Disability. It ranges from pre-registration to post-qualification continuous professional development. The Guide will help a range of stakeholders, including

  • students and staff who are engaged in…
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Added by Jill Anderson on October 11, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Coercion in Community Mental Health Care - international perspectives: new book

The use of coercion is one of the defining issues of mental health care. Since the earliest attempts to contain and treat the mentally ill, power imbalances have been evident and a cause of controversy. There has always been a delicate balance between respecting autonomy and ensuring that those who most need treatment and support are provided with it.

Coercion in Community Mental Health Care: International Perspectives is an essential guide to the current coercive practices worldwide,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 11, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Students' lived experience and learning about mental health

Any thoughts???

Added by Jill Anderson on October 9, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Bonnie Burstow scholarship in antipsychiatry

A new scholarship has been established at OISE, University of Toronto called "The Bonnie Burstow Scholarship in Antipsychiatry"- the very first such scholarship anywhere in the world.  It will be awarded yearly in perpetuity to OISE students doing theses in the area of antipsychiatry.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 9, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Recovery in the Bin: new guide - 'how to be a good psychotic'

Recovery in the Bin is a user led group for mental health survivors and supporters.  Following on from their recent Guide to avoid receiving a diagnosis of personality disorder, they have now produced a similar guide for psychosis.  Thanks to Michael Ashman for sharing.

Download here.  

 

Added by Jill Anderson on October 5, 2016 at 10:09 — No Comments

Healthtalk online: new scrapbooks feature

healthtalk.org provides free, reliable information about health issues, by sharing people's real-life experiences.

The Scrapbooks feature has been designed with learners and teachers in mind. It enables one to save relevant videos and pieces of content, gathering them together in collections or scrapbooks around particular theme.  These can then be shared and videos will appear as a playlist to use…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 4, 2016 at 15:30 — 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.

You…

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