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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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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