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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Think Ahead Programme - Independent evaluation

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 1, 2019 at 7:52 0 Comments

The Think Ahead social work qualifying programme was launched in 2016, with the aim of providing a new, mental health focused route into the social work profession in partnership with employer organisations. 

An independent evaluation has just been published, based on the experience of the programme over its first two years. 

READ THE…

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Mad Studies group - Birmingham

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 18, 2019 at 10:30 0 Comments

Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer?

 All welcome! 

‘Mad Studies’ is a field of scholarship, theory, and activism about the lived experiences, history, cultures, and politics about people who may identify as 'Mad', mentally ill,…

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Engaging with Voices videos

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 12, 2019 at 20:30 0 Comments

These 15 videos were created by Elisabeth Svanholmer, Charlie Heriot-Maitland and Rufus May. Filming and editing by John Richardson and his team  

The Engaging with Voices videos are intended as inspiration and support for people interested in compassionate…

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RE:CREATE psychiatry

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 11, 2019 at 21:23 0 Comments

The UK mental healthcare system is deemed by many to be failing its users, and lauded by many more as one of the best in the world. As a community of people who have journeyed through mental ill-health and well-being, we at Mental Fight Club have contemplated standards of care both abysmal and outstanding. Now, we want to instigate new thinking stemming from our collective…

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Supporting student mental health in higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 10, 2019 at 8:18 0 Comments

Supporting Student Mental Health in Higher Education

by Samuel Stones and Jonathan Glazzard

April 2019  2144pp   ISBN 9781912508778   



Student mental health is a key consideration in higher education with recent reports identifying a major gap in provision by universities and how ill-equipped…

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My name is Rachel: Radio programme

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 8, 2019 at 21:32 0 Comments

Rachel Waddingham hears voices. The first time she heard them she was lying in a bed. “You’re so stupid”, “they are watching you”, “it would be much better if you just ended it all”. She was also convinced she was being watched, that she was at the centre of a conspiracy. She ended up dropping out of university and eventually was admitted to a psychiatric unit. “I began to hear the alien speak to me, and that alien told me that I was a murderer, that it could control me, that it was going to…

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Spaces of Mental Health: Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:32 0 Comments

This is an interdisciplinary session “Spaces of Mental Health” in the 8th European Conference on Mental Health October 2nd-4th in Belfast, UK.



Space has long been interest across disciplines such as history, geography, sociology, health studies,criminology, architecture and nursing studies. The meaning ascribed to space often varies between

disciplines. This session emphasizes the theme of the conference “breaking down the boundaries” by inviting participants from different…

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Mad in the UK - podcasts

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:30 0 Comments

A range of audiovisual resources which may be of use in teaching. 

See HERE.

BA in Social Enterprise and Creative Care: university of Hull

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:19 0 Comments

This course aims to educate a new generation of project pioneers to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability, ill health, poverty, trauma or social exclusion. It focuses on engaging and sustaining communities to improve wellbeing – while developing skills in leadership, social welfare, project management and solving practical problems. Learners will study key topics such as:

  • Enterprising welfare – skills in applying for funding, designing websites and…
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