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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Mental health and neoliberalism - video of New School of Economics event

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 10, 2018 at 22:23 0 Comments

Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism? We asked the panelists to reflect on the aftermath of the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies which followed, but then to engage with how the slashing of expenditure on public services and increase in private debt has been met with questions around whether these factors are exacerbating mental health problems. This event titled, ‘Mental Health and Neoliberalism’, sought to situate the growing…


Afflicted: how vulnerability can heal medical education and practice

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 22:47 0 Comments

In Afflicted, Nicole Piemonte examines the preoccupation in medicine with cure over care, arguing that the traditional focus on biological intervention keeps medicine from addressing the complex realities of patient suffering. Although many have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medical practice, few have considered the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ontological reasons for it. Piemonte fills that gap, examining why it is that…


The effect - radio play

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 13:56 0 Comments

The Effect -  Drama on 3 - by Lucy Prebble.
Starring Jessie Buckley, Christine Entwisle, Damien Molony and Samuel West.
"I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect."
Award-winning chemical romance. 
Connie (Jessie Buckley - 'The Last Post', 'Taboo') and Tristan (Damien Molony - 'Crashing', 'Being Human') are taking part…

While your back was turned: the mental health of young women and girls.

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 2, 2018 at 18:10 0 Comments

The mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. As the evidence section in this paper will show, the last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis levels.…


Mental Health Act – The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 17:52 0 Comments

This report looks at causes for the rise in use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to detain people.

The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England report cover image

National data shows an increasing use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to treat people in hospitals.

In 2016, the CQC committed to working with local services to gather views on the reasons for the national increase in the use of the MHA, to identify how local services are responding to the changing activity, and to…


Social policy first hand: An international introduction to participatory social welfare - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 11:55 0 Comments

Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision. A companion volume to Peter Beresford's bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at…


Asylum magazine - events calendar

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:54 0 Comments

Asylum magazine has a new events calendar.  You can view it here.

UMHAN blog - writers wanted

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:52 0 Comments

University Mental Health Advisers Network.

Are you interested in in HE? Do you like writing and are passionate about sharing your opinion? Look no further. The Blog is…


With children in mind: current research and policy developments on mental health and young people

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 15:30 0 Comments

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Public Mental Health

Expected publication in 2019 as Volume 18, Issue 1.

Guest Editors: 

Gill Coverdale, Co-editor of JPMH and Royal College of Nursing, UK…


Psychology and Mental Health - beyond nature and nurture

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 21, 2018 at 11:45 0 Comments

Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This free online course provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.

Over six weeks, you will explore some of the current challenges and debates in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and discover new ways of thinking psychologically about mental health.



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