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

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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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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,…


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…


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…


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.…


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.

Read the comic

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.…


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 …


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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