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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Independent review of the Mental Health Act: A summary of the interim report

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 15, 2018 at 14:57 0 Comments

This useful briefing, on the NHS Confederation website, summarises key points from the interim report for Mental Health Network members.  View the briefing.

The Colour of Madness - new anthology

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 11, 2018 at 19:35 0 Comments

The Colour Of Madness is an anthology led and curated by BAME people which is made up of fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and art submitted by BAME writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those still navigating life with mental health problems. It explores the BAME mental health experience in the UK.…



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Language, Discourse and Mental Health - new book series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 4, 2018 at 11:40 0 Comments

This book series is a unique  resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective.

Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis,…

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Medicating me: personal impressions of psychiatric medication

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 2, 2018 at 15:32 1 Comment

A mental health documentary exploring people's encounters with psychiatric medication. It is not giving advice. It is giving a voice. Beyond chemicals, how does the idea of medication function on our identities and upon our view of ourselves?…

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Applied Sociology curriculum launched

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 15:36 0 Comments

At the BSA conference in Newcastle last month, the BSA Sociologists outside Academia (SoA) group launched its model curriculum in applied sociology.  This will now be offered free to UK sociology departments, to use within their undergraduate programmes.  It can be downloaded from the curriculum website.

The curriculum is a key element in SoA’s…

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The Rosamund Snow Prize

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

Rosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic investigate its high ‘did not attend’ rate; she explains what she found in this talk, addressing a TED×NHS event in 2016. 
Urging her audience to involve patients in service quality…
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Authenticity to Action - call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 16:41 0 Comments

The 6th International Authenticity to Action Conference will take place on 5-6 March 2019 at the Grange Hotel, Grange-over-Sands on the theme of: 'Inspiring partnerships in co-producing  professional education and practice development'.

This exciting two-day conference will celebrate the involvement of patients, service users and carers in Health, Social…

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Asylum 25.2 - out now!

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 14:43 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is now out. It opens with an article by @validconsent which underlines the profound challenges involved in the notion of ‘democratic psychiatry’.  How does one provide a safe space for challenging and diverse opinions to be expressed: at a conference; on a psychiatric ward; on social media; or in the pages of amagazine?   Those questions go to the very heart of Asylum’s collective struggle.  They are crucial for those involved…

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Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings - free course

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:03 0 Comments

This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, looks at the use of mindfulness in counselling and forensic settings. You will start by learning a bit more about the concept of mindfulness and how it can be understood and applied. You will then consider the different ways in which mindfulness can be integrated into therapy sessions, and what the benefits of these might be. After this, you will explore some of the specific ways in which…

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Building critical bridges - Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:00 0 Comments

The 3rd Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network (a.k.a. CritSui3), will be held in Perth WA at the University of Western Australia from 12-13 December 2018.  This conference, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, builds on prior Critical Suicide Studies conferences in Prague, Czech Republic (2016) and Canterbury, UK (2017), turning the attention to networking, impact and engagement…
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