November 2012 Blog Posts (25)

Evolving resource collections: (1) user and carer involvement in education and (2) psychiatric medication and ECT

Two new collections of web links are evolving on bundlr:

(1) 'service user and carer involvement in education' draws together university involvement pages and other related resources:  

(2) 'psychiatric medication and ECT' draws together resources which may be of use in teaching: …


Added by Jill Anderson on November 29, 2012 at 19:16 — No Comments

Sexual and reproductive health issues: focus group with women mental health service users

As part of her research at Manchester University, Dina Poursanidou will be running a focus group with women mental health service users that will seek to explore women's feelings, attitudes, views and support needs with respect to sexual and reproductive health issues.…

Added by Jill Anderson on November 29, 2012 at 13:37 — No Comments

Moral Panic Research Network

A new academic mailing list has been established: the Moral Panic Reseaerch Network.  Its purose is to bring together: scholars from a variety of disciplines who share an interest in moral panics; media practitioners, including journalists; and anyone else with an interest in moral panics.  The network is intended to be as open as possible, in order to stimulate

discussion from a variety of perspectives; anyone who is interested in moral panics is very welcome to join the…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 27, 2012 at 17:41 — No Comments

Visit from Joseph Atukunda of Heartsounds Uganda

mhhe and the CCrAMHP group in Lancaster (Critical and Creative Approaches to Mental Health Practice) group have just hosted a visit from Joseph Atukunda of Heartsounds Uganda. Whilst in the North West, Joseph visited the Comensus project at UCLAN to find out about service user and carer involvement in education.

Heartsounds is an innovative initiative bringing together UK and Ugandan…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 27, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Hearing Voices - song cycle

Hearing Voices H7STERIA with the BBC Concert Orchestra Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 3 December, 7:30pm

Jocelyn is collaborating with singer Melanie Pappenheim and director Emma Bernard on a new piece for H7STERIA with the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Charles Hazlewood.…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 25, 2012 at 11:34 — No Comments

Visualising wellbeing - new ONS tools

These may be of use in teaching. . .


National wellbeing interactive wheel of measures:

Spin the wheel to view all measures of national well-being. It presents the breadth of measures used in the measurement of well-being, and allows comparisons between the most recent data in the time series for each measure.…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 23, 2012 at 14:42 — No Comments

Four interesting links - re treatment, side effects and fair tests

UK database of uncertainties about the effects of treatments (DUET)

Jame Lind Alliance - Bringing patients, carers and clinicians together to identify and prioritise the unanswered questions they want health research to address.

James Lind library - Documenting the evolution of fair tests…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 21, 2012 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Making partnerships with service users and advocacy groups work

The word 'partnership' is often used to describe the relationship between health and social care providers and service users, but in reality this can appear to be empty rhetoric. Stakeholders may fulfil their obligations and use the language of service user involvement while traditional attitudes and practice remain unchanged.

This inspiring book - by Julie Gosling and Jackie Martin - sets out how to make true partnership work. Built around the stories of real partnerships and written…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 21, 2012 at 16:44 — No Comments

Transition from CAMHS to adult mental health services: 2 new films.

Two new films from SCIE focus on transition from children’s to adults’ services for young people with mental health problems. In the first film, four young people from different parts of the country share their experiences of transition. In the second film, we see a pilot scheme developed by Sheffield Health and…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 21, 2012 at 16:08 — No Comments

New link: Speak Out Against Psychiatry

Speak Out Against Psychiatry (SOAP) is an organisation set up by a group of patients, carers, and professionals who are campaigning for humane treatment of people in distress, instead of forced medication, electro-convulsive therapy, and detention

Added by Jill Anderson on November 20, 2012 at 17:46 — No Comments

Living mindfully with voices

Film clips of talk by Rufus May:

Added by Jill Anderson on November 20, 2012 at 17:45 — No Comments

International society of critical health psychology conference - call for papers

Call for Submissions - 2013 Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology

The 8th Biennial Conference of the…

Added by Jill Anderson on November 19, 2012 at 11:16 — No Comments

Therapeutic Communities - call for papers

Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic 


Edited by:  Dr Steve Pearce, Oxfordshire Complex Needs Service, UK

The Editor is currently seeking papers for inclusion in "Therapeutic 

Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities" . The 

journal is the international journal of The Consortium for Therapeutic 



Added by Jill Anderson on November 16, 2012 at 18:52 — No Comments

Collaboration and Complexity: seeking out new forms of life: Canadian Collaborative MH Care Conference - call for papers

June 27 and 28, 2013 Montreal, QC 
Collaborative models improve access to mental health care and clinical outcomes. At this conference, providers,…

Added by Jill Anderson on November 16, 2012 at 18:50 — No Comments

Time to Think Differently

Time to Think Differently is a new programme of work aimed at stimulating debate about the changes needed for the NHS and social care to meet the challenges of the future. Through it, the Kings Fund, hopes to generate new thinking about innovative ways of delivering high-quality care, and support health and social care leaders in their decision-making.

Added by Jill Anderson on November 15, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

The College of Social Work - vacancies

TCSW are advertising for new posts - of particular interest to the HE community is the post of Education Advisor 

"We are looking to recruit an experienced and committed professional, to support the implementation and further development of the reforms to social work education.

You will lead the scheme to endorse social work qualifying programmes and continuing professional development and will promote and develop strong working relationships with the education…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 14, 2012 at 13:41 — No Comments

Gender and Education Association conference - call for papers

The ninth international Gender and Education Association conference, 'Compelling Diversities, Educational Intersections', hosted by the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, engages with key debates surrounding the interplay between dynamics of education, work, employment and society in the context of crisis, upheaval and cutbacks, which reconfigure axes of intersectional inequalities. In considering diversity in education, this conference will explore the relationship between new…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 14, 2012 at 13:38 — No Comments

The Abandoned Illness

Report by the Schizophrenia Commission:

Added by Jill Anderson on November 14, 2012 at 10:02 — No Comments

Royal College of Psychiatrists: Pathfinder Fellowships

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is pleased to announce the launch of its new initiative, Pathfinder Fellowships, which provides a unique and exciting opportunity for medical students in their penultimate year of study who are interested in pursuing a career in psychiatry.  We are seeking the next generation of psychiatrists to lead the profession into the future.

The Pathfinder…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 12, 2012 at 12:04 — No Comments

Transforming assessment in higher education - HEA pilot scheme.

The HEA is offering a new opportunity for higher education institutions to transform their assessment strategy.

The organisation is looking for eight higher education institutions to take part in a national pilot scheme. The scheme aims to help institutions transform their assessment strategy through applying the review tool contained in A Marked Improvement. The publication has been…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 12, 2012 at 11:59 — No Comments

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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.

The Colour of Madness - new anthology

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 11, 2018 at 19:35 0 Comments

The Colour Of Madness is an anthology led and curated by BAME people which is made up of fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and art submitted by BAME writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those still navigating life with mental health problems. It explores the BAME mental health experience in the UK.…


Language, Discourse and Mental Health - new book series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 4, 2018 at 11:40 0 Comments

This book series is a unique  resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective.

Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis,…


Medicating me: personal impressions of psychiatric medication

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 2, 2018 at 15:32 1 Comment

A mental health documentary exploring people's encounters with psychiatric medication. It is not giving advice. It is giving a voice. Beyond chemicals, how does the idea of medication function on our identities and upon our view of ourselves?…


Applied Sociology curriculum launched

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 15:36 0 Comments

At the BSA conference in Newcastle last month, the BSA Sociologists outside Academia (SoA) group launched its model curriculum in applied sociology.  This will now be offered free to UK sociology departments, to use within their undergraduate programmes.  It can be downloaded from the curriculum website.

The curriculum is a key element in SoA’s…


The Rosamund Snow Prize

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

Rosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic investigate its high ‘did not attend’ rate; she explains what she found in this talk, addressing a TED×NHS event in 2016. 
Urging her audience to involve patients in service quality…

Authenticity to Action - call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 16:41 0 Comments

The 6th International Authenticity to Action Conference will take place on 5-6 March 2019 at the Grange Hotel, Grange-over-Sands on the theme of: 'Inspiring partnerships in co-producing  professional education and practice development'.

This exciting two-day conference will celebrate the involvement of patients, service users and carers in Health, Social…


Asylum 25.2 - out now!

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 14:43 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is now out. It opens with an article by @validconsent which underlines the profound challenges involved in the notion of ‘democratic psychiatry’.  How does one provide a safe space for challenging and diverse opinions to be expressed: at a conference; on a psychiatric ward; on social media; or in the pages of amagazine?   Those questions go to the very heart of Asylum’s collective struggle.  They are crucial for those involved…


Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings - free course

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:03 0 Comments

This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, looks at the use of mindfulness in counselling and forensic settings. You will start by learning a bit more about the concept of mindfulness and how it can be understood and applied. You will then consider the different ways in which mindfulness can be integrated into therapy sessions, and what the benefits of these might be. After this, you will explore some of the specific ways in which…


Building critical bridges - Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:00 0 Comments

The 3rd Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network (a.k.a. CritSui3), will be held in Perth WA at the University of Western Australia from 12-13 December 2018.  This conference, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, builds on prior Critical Suicide Studies conferences in Prague, Czech Republic (2016) and Canterbury, UK (2017), turning the attention to networking, impact and engagement…

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