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. …


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.…


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.

Find out more

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:

(2) 'psychiatric medication and ECT' draws together resources which may be of use in teaching in this area:…


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…


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…


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:

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…


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…


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


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,…


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?…


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…


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…

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…


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…


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…


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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