November 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Mental health, employment and the social care workforce

This briefing summarises evidence on what prevents people with mental health problems from working or retaining work in social care and what can be done to enable them to work. It provides a summary of a range of policy and programmes designed to enable people with mental health problems to gain, retain and regain work, with specific focus on employment in social care. Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on November 30, 2011 at 12:33 — No Comments

Mental health service transitions for children and young people

This guide is for all staff working with young people with mental health problems who need to move from one service to another that is, to make a 'transition'. In the guide you will find underlying principles, information about making services accessible and easy to use, transition planning and practice, working together, and performance management and monitoring: all key areas where improvements will make a real difference to the lives of young people, their families and carers. The guide…

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Added by Jill Anderson on November 30, 2011 at 12:22 — No Comments

Listening to Experience: An independent inquiry into acute and crisis mental healthcare

Crisis and acute mental health services provide for people when they are at their most unwell and vulnerable. Between Autumn 2010 and Summer 2011, Mind’s independent inquiry heard evidence from 400 service users and professionals in relation to acute mental healthcare in England and Wales.

Download report.

Added by Jill Anderson on November 30, 2011 at 12:11 — No Comments

Completing the revolution: transforming mental health and tackling poverty

This Centre for Social Justice report warns that Britain is hampered by an "unfinished revolution in mental health care" and that further reforms are urgently needed to achieve the goals set by the policy-makers of the 1970s and 1980s who championed the cause of care in the community. Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on November 30, 2011 at 12:02 — No Comments

Two new podcasts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dr Claire Dillon, consultant forensic psychiatrist talks to Alain, former patient, about his experience of being admitted to hospital plus Dr Ali Ajaz interviews Dr Paul Simon Williams on the subject of forensic psychiatry.

Added by Jill Anderson on November 25, 2011 at 18:25 — No Comments

Preventing loneliness and social isolation: interventions and outcomes

This is one in a series of research briefings about preventive care and support for adults.

This briefing focuses on services aimed at reducing the effects of both loneliness and social isolation. Although the terms might have slightly different meanings, the experience of both is generally negative and the resulting impacts are undesirable at the individual, community and societal levels.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on November 11, 2011 at 18:37 — No Comments

BSA Happiness Study Group conference: 1 February 2012

British Sociological Association Happiness Study Group

Day Conference

Wednesday 1st February 2012, 10.30am-4.30pm

BSA Meeting Room,  Imperial Wharf, London



Call for Abstracts

Researching Happiness:Theoretical and Methodological Challenges



The British Sociological Association Happiness Study Group invites social scientists to submit abstracts for their forthcoming day conference that aims to explore the theoretical and methodological challenges facing…

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Added by Jill Anderson on November 9, 2011 at 20:56 — No Comments

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Launch of Mad In Asia - online platform

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:14 0 Comments

Mad in Asia is an online platform whose primary mission is to contribute to changing the narrative about madness and mental distress.

Mad in Asia hopes to showcase narratives that are contextually relevant for the Asia region that focus on the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities as well as challenge the dominance of western biomedical psychiatry and clinical psychology. Led by persons with psychosocial disabilities from Asian countries and in collaboration with…

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Community Open Online Courses (COOCs)

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:08 0 Comments

Community Open Online Courses (COOCs) are an opportunity for people to share their passions, ideas and knowledge with each other.  What learning is created is down to you, the users.  Learning is most enjoyable when it is taught by those with enthusiasm and a desire to share what they know.  The word ‘courses’ is loosely used, there are no exams, no tests, no qualifications required.  The aim is to get people from all parts of the community to generate learning opportunities and to share…

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The Angry Consumer - embracing difficult conversations

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 10, 2018 at 10:54 0 Comments

This is a great new blog post by Nev Jones. 

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Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 1, 2018 at 19:05 0 Comments

Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education, by Jan McArthur, looks at assessment in HE through the lenses of critical pedagogy and social justice, and offers new insights to both fields of enquiry. …

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Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 30, 2018 at 10:30 0 Comments

This new book, by Noël Hunter, represents a critical exploration of the mental health system as it pertains to individuals experiencing 'madness'

trauma and madness

Is written entirely from the perspective of people with lived experience

Offers resources and directions for the future, as recommended by people with the experiences in consideration.

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Social policy first hand An international introduction to participatory social welfare

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 29, 2018 at 14:30 0 Comments

Social policy is often constructed and implemented by people who have little experience of its impact as a service user, but there has been a growing interest in greater public, patient and service user involvement in social policy as both political activity and academic discipline.

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Mad Studies webinar series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:59 0 Comments

This series of eight online webinars will introduce participants to mad studies, an emerging, interdisciplinary field encompassing a variety of philosophical, social, and cultural perspectives on what we consider "madness." As a discipline, mad studies seeks to challenge dominant understandings of "mental illness," rejecting the notion that the biomedical model of psychiatry is an accurate interpretation of human mental and emotional states. Mad studies offers a variety of alternative…

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Paying people who receive benefits - coproduction and participation.

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:55 0 Comments

This At a glance briefing, from SCIE, looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for people who use services and carers to get involved in paid co-production/ participation in health and social care. 

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Independent review of the Mental Health Act: A summary of the interim report

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 15, 2018 at 14:57 0 Comments

This useful briefing, on the NHS Confederation website, summarises key points from the interim report for Mental Health Network members.  View the briefing.

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