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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Academic Ableism: Disability and higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 24, 2017 at 20:00 0 Comments

Academic Ableism brings together disability studies and institutional critique to recognize the ways that disability is composed in and by higher education, and rewrites the spaces, times, and economies of disability in higher education to place disability front and center.  For too long, argues Jay Timothy Dolmage, disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to be solved. The ethic of…

Drayton Park women's crisis house - interview with Shirley McNicholas

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 24, 2017 at 16:21 0 Comments

Drayton Park women’s crisis house in North London offers an alternative to hospital admission for women experiencing mental health crises. It was Shirley McNicholas’ vision that brought it into existence and she has been leading the service since it opened.  As it approaches its twentieth anniversary in December, she talks to Anne Cooke.…


Qualitative conversations - Alec Grant

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 23, 2017 at 17:20 0 Comments

In this episode Alec talks about collaborative autoethnography, hyphen identities and the importance of telling stories that challenge the dominant narrative about mental illness. He shares some ideas about why different writing strategies are important, how to become a better storyteller and the need to write from different perspectives.

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Oppressed majority - film

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 23, 2017 at 9:57 0 Comments

This film may be useful for triggering discussion about how sexism affects mental wellbeing. 

On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women... (10 minutes)

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Enhancing student wellbeing: a handbook for academic educators

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 22, 2017 at 19:51 0 Comments

This handbook offers research-based guidance for academic teachers and leaders – as the drivers of innovation in university teaching and learning – to understand how and why particular curriculum choices or pedagogical approaches might support or undermine the psychological needs and academic outcomes of university students. By providing easily adaptable and transferable ideas for designing curriculum and assessment, and by fostering teaching and learning practices that support student…


Croatia: out of institutions, into the world

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 19, 2017 at 20:00 0 Comments

More than 8,200 people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in Croatia remain in segregated institutions and psychiatric hospitals with little control over decisions that affect their lives, Human Rights Watch said. While the Croatian government has made some progress in protecting the rights of people with disabilities, the process of moving people out of institutions and into community-based living arrangements has been limited and slow. In a video released by Human Rights Watch,…


1000 conversations: speaking out on mental health

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:34 0 Comments

Stories of people with lived experience of mental health difficulties - shared on the Centre for Mental Health website. 

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Quality in Undergraduate Education: How Powerful Knowledge Disrupts Inequality

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

Globally, the appetite for higher education is great, but what do students and societies gain? Quality in Undergraduate Education foregrounds the importance of knowledge acquisition at university. Many argue that university education is no longer a public good due to the costs incurred by students who are then motivated by the promise of lucrative employment rather than by studying a discipline for its own sake. McLean, Abbas and Ashwin, however, reveal a…


International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:55 0 Comments

'The International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal (IIPDW) was created to respond to a glaring need in mental health: to develop ways for helping people withdraw from psychiatric drugs.

Mental health has failed to provide support to people who want to reduce or withdraw from their psychiatric drugs. Often, people are simply told it is a bad idea, and thus are left to try to reduce or withdraw without the support they need.

Indeed, psychiatric drugs have been…


Life of the Mind Interrupted: essays on mental health and disability in higher education

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:43 0 Comments

The essays in this book cover topics such as disclosure of disabilities, accommodations and accessibility, how to be a good abled friend to a disabled person, the trigger warnings debate, and more. Written for a popular audience, for those with disabilities and for those who want to learn more about living a disabled life, Life of the Mind Interrupted aims to make higher education, and the rest of our society, more humane.…


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