November 2015 Blog Posts (4)

Foundations of Mental Health Practice - new book series

Taking a closer look at the pertinent issues in contemporary mental health care, this new series gets to the heart of what matters in mental health practice. This new, interdisciplinary series explores key issues, with a focus on working in an enabling and facilitative way.

Books in the series so far…

  • Models of Mental Health
  • From Psychiatric Patient to Citizen Revisited
  • Values and Ethics in Mental Health
  • Working with Dual…
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Added by Jill Anderson on November 25, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

HEA Health and Social Care Conference - call for papers.

Annual Health & Social Care Conference 2016 24–25 February 2016, 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

The theme for this year’s Health and Social Care conference is how we can inspire, support and share excellent practice in Health and Social Care teaching and learning. Each of the conference themes focus on aspects of our pedagogical practice which support engaged learning and student success. Teaching quality has rapidly moved up the policy agenda, and this conference…
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Added by Jill Anderson on November 24, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Where's the Patient Voice in Health Professional Education - handout.

'Where's the Patient Voice in Health Professional Education?' is taking place in Vancouver this week.  

See here for the abstract of Jill Anderson's presentation. See here for a brief …

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Added by Jill Anderson on November 12, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Listening to Voice Hearers viewing notes

Listening to Voice Hearers, Viewing Notes

Listening to Voice Hearers features Kate Crawford, Bob Green and Shaun Hunt.

Filmed and edited by Bob Sapey

 

https://youtu.be/LNAuckNrC34

 

This film features three people who have heard voices for most of their lives and still do. Kate, Bob and Shaun all work with Peter…

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Added by Bob Sapey on November 7, 2015 at 17:21 — No Comments

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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,…

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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. 

View the stories

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…

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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…

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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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All is not well - comics about care

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 17, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

I See You is about a girl being cared for by her father after being discharged from psychiatric hospital. The father cares emotionally and practically. He stays present in response to the girl’s anger and despair and tries metaphorically to give the girl her childhood back.

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Medicated Stable: animated film

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 17, 2017 at 15:16 0 Comments

Medicated Stable is an animated film that explores some of the experiences of mental health treatment, support and recovery in Southampton. Funded by NHS England, this animated film produced by Healthwatch Southampton is based on ‘Barriers and Facilitators for promoting recovery in mental health’ a research paper co-produced by Healthwatch Southampton and the University of Southampton.…

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Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 16, 2017 at 14:08 0 Comments

Britain’s first university centre dedicated to improving mental health in schools has opened.

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools has been established at Leeds Beckett University.

Similar centres already exist in the US and Canada. Its aim is to create a network of educators, mental health practitioners and …

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Trauma informed education in mental health nursing

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 15, 2017 at 10:32 0 Comments

Stirling University film  looking at MH through a Trauma Lens featuring staff, graduates & clinicians.

View it here.

Mental Health Occupational Therapy Interventions and Outcomes Network

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 10, 2017 at 12:52 0 Comments

MOTION is a collaboration between researchers, service users, clinicians and educators committed to improving outcomes in mental health occupational therapy by advancing research.

Visit the website.

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