December 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Merry Christmas. . .

. . . and wishing you a very happy new year. 

Added by Jill Anderson on December 26, 2012 at 12:47 — No Comments

Salamons Applied Psychology Department - new blog site

The Applied Psychology Department at Salomons now has a blog. The primary purpose of this is to promote public engagement with applied/clinical psychology and mental health issues.

Added by Jill Anderson on December 21, 2012 at 15:31 — No Comments

Effective Assessment in a Digital Age - JISC guide.

Effective Assessment in a Digital Age is aimed at those in higher and further education who design assessment and feedback for their learners. The guide draws on recent JISC reports and case studies from different contexts and modes of learning to explore the relationship between technology-enhanced assessment and feedback practices and meaningful, well-supported learning experiences. …

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 15, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice (online)

The Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University is launching a new online PhD - by coursework and thesis - in Education and Social Justice. It's a part-time programme undertaken entirely online, over 4 years. The programme is designed to enable experienced professionals worldwide to focus on, and research, social justice issues that are at the heart of their own professional practice and concerns.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 14, 2012 at 15:02 — No Comments

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs)

The goal of AHSN’s will be 'to improve patient and population health outcomes by translating research into practice and developing and implementing integrated health care systems'. This document sets out the draft designation and establishment process.

 

Added by Jill Anderson on December 14, 2012 at 12:25 — No Comments

Map of MH exclusion across Europe.

map of exclusion across Europe

Added by Bill Penson on December 12, 2012 at 14:14 — No Comments

Psychology, mental health and distress: New book

The first mainstream text to reconsider the traditional emphasis for what is commonly known as 'abnormal psychology'. Providing a comprehensive account of mental distress, this text challenges your preconceptions about what you think you know about mental health. Includes a foreword by award winning Richard Bentall and a chapter from service users.

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 11, 2012 at 19:47 — 2 Comments

New 'bundles' of learning and teaching resources

Seven 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 in this area:…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 11, 2012 at 17:18 — No Comments

Service User & Carer involvement in the delivery of a Collaborative Learning Imitative (CLI) at the University of Birmingham

The CLI is a joint learning program involving students from different professional backgrounds, specialising in mental health. The focus of the CLI is on interdisciplinary working and applying different theoretical perspectives, including service user and carer perspectives. Service users and carers work as integral members of the teaching team meaning they were involved in the design, delivery, evaluation and dissemination of the fully interdisciplinary…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 11, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Sociology of diagnosis

In 1978, the British sociologist Mildred Blaxter called upon other scholars in the field to pay more attention to medical diagnosis, both as a category and as a process.  More than thirty years later, she published an authoritative autobiographical paper that critically reflected upon the diagnostic pathway which led to the identification of her own, ultimately fatal cancer. Her insights into the nuances of diagnostic processes within the health care system provide important clues to the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 10, 2012 at 14:57 — No Comments

Wellbeing and academia

I've started a collection of links on 'bundlr' relating to wellbeing and the academic context. You can access it here.  If you'd like to help build it, then join 'bundlr' and let me know and I'l add you as a contributor.  Alternatively please post relevant links here and/or email them to me. 

View the bundle here

Join bundlr: http://bundlr.com

Added by Jill Anderson on December 9, 2012 at 21:33 — No Comments

Inclusive learning and teaching handbook

Of interest to anyone in education, this handbook will help you provide a high quality learning experience to an  increasingly diverse student body who bring with them a richness of background, ability and talents. Capturing the work of the Inclusive Learning and Teaching Project at the University of Sheffield, this handbook provides some ideas and examples of practical steps that can be easily taken within the classroom and beyond to minimise the barriers to learning and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 9, 2012 at 21:28 — No Comments

New book: Community Psychology and the socio-economics of mental distress.

Community psychology is a fast-developing discipline and is one of the most exciting areas of psychology. But how do different countries around the world respond to their own unique socio-economic challenges and can community psychology provide the much-needed solutions?



Taking a uniquely global perspective to mental distress, this textbook provides a refreshing account of this dynamic field. Written by an international team of experts with the needs of students…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 8, 2012 at 14:19 — 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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