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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Mental health and neoliberalism - video of New School of Economics event

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 10, 2018 at 22:23 0 Comments

Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism? We asked the panelists to reflect on the aftermath of the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies which followed, but then to engage with how the slashing of expenditure on public services and increase in private debt has been met with questions around whether these factors are exacerbating mental health problems. This event titled, ‘Mental Health and Neoliberalism’, sought to situate the growing…

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Afflicted: how vulnerability can heal medical education and practice

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 22:47 0 Comments

In Afflicted, Nicole Piemonte examines the preoccupation in medicine with cure over care, arguing that the traditional focus on biological intervention keeps medicine from addressing the complex realities of patient suffering. Although many have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medical practice, few have considered the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ontological reasons for it. Piemonte fills that gap, examining why it is that…

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The effect - radio play

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 13:56 0 Comments

The Effect -  Drama on 3 - by Lucy Prebble.
Starring Jessie Buckley, Christine Entwisle, Damien Molony and Samuel West.
"I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect."
Award-winning chemical romance. 
Connie (Jessie Buckley - 'The Last Post', 'Taboo') and Tristan (Damien Molony - 'Crashing', 'Being Human') are taking part…
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While your back was turned: the mental health of young women and girls.

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 2, 2018 at 18:10 0 Comments

The mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. As the evidence section in this paper will show, the last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis levels.…

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Mental Health Act – The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 17:52 0 Comments

This report looks at causes for the rise in use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to detain people.

The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England report cover image

National data shows an increasing use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to treat people in hospitals.

In 2016, the CQC committed to working with local services to gather views on the reasons for the national increase in the use of the MHA, to identify how local services are responding to the changing activity, and to…

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Social policy first hand: An international introduction to participatory social welfare - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 11:55 0 Comments

Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision. A companion volume to Peter Beresford's bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at…

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Asylum magazine - events calendar

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:54 0 Comments

Asylum magazine has a new events calendar.  You can view it here.

UMHAN blog - writers wanted

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:52 0 Comments

University Mental Health Advisers Network.

Are you interested in in HE? Do you like writing and are passionate about sharing your opinion? Look no further. The Blog is…

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With children in mind: current research and policy developments on mental health and young people

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 15:30 0 Comments

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Public Mental Health

Expected publication in 2019 as Volume 18, Issue 1.



Guest Editors: 


Gill Coverdale, Co-editor of JPMH and Royal College of Nursing, UK gillcov17@gmail.com…

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Psychology and Mental Health - beyond nature and nurture

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 21, 2018 at 11:45 0 Comments

Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This free online course provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.

Over six weeks, you will explore some of the current challenges and debates in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and discover new ways of thinking psychologically about mental health.

You…

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