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: http://bundlr.com/b/service-user-involvement-in-education.  

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

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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.…
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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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.…

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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) 

http://www.library.nhs.uk/DUETs/

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

http://www.lindalliance.org/

James Lind library - Documenting the evolution of fair tests…

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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…

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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…

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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:

http://www.youtube.com/user/PoeticDocumentarism

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…
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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 

Communities



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 

Communities…

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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,…
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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…

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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…

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

The Abandoned Illness

Report by the Schizophrenia Commission:

http://www.schizophreniacommission.org.uk/

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…

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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…

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Added by Jill Anderson on November 12, 2012 at 11:59 — 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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