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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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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