December 2014 Blog Posts (6)

Mindfulness in health and education

A recent report by the New Economics Foundation concludes that: mindfulness has significant potential to improve wellbeing and save public money. A key first step for unlocking this potential is to train health and education professionals (doctors, nurses, teachers) in mindfulness.

Download the report here (see chapter five).

Added by Jill Anderson on December 12, 2014 at 12:35 — No Comments

Experiments with pedagogy - call for contributions

I was recently contacted by Hanna Kienzler about the call outlined below.  I would like to write a composite piece about current innovations in mental health learning and teaching, drawing on the expertise that exists within this mhhe network. If you have an example to share, and would be willing to contribute by having a short telephone conversation with me in the next week or two (or, if you are too busy now, after christmas) please could you let me…

Added by Jill Anderson on December 12, 2014 at 12:23 — No Comments

Disability and Disciplines: International Conference on Educational, cultural and disability studies. Call for Papers

To be held at the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University, 1-2 July, 2015

When we think of disability in Higher Education we are likely to think in terms of access, Learning Support Plans, and so on. These and other such things are of great importance but only represent part of the approach proposed at the biennial CCDS…


Added by Jill Anderson on December 11, 2014 at 14:31 — No Comments

University Mental Health Advisers

UMHAN (the University Mental Health Advisers Network) has produced a really useful map - with links to its members (and associated university mental health pages) across the country. 

View the map here.

Added by Jill Anderson on December 10, 2014 at 14:57 — No Comments

Peer-supported open dialogue

The UK Peer-supported Open Dialogue (POD) project is a multi-centre study into the development and adaptation of Open Dialogue in the NHS. The project brings together 4 Trusts from around the country and starts with a one year training, which was launched in October 2014. It combines peer support with Open Dialogue and the trial aims to demonstrate the efficacy of Peer-supported Open Dialogue over treatment as usual in mental health services over the next 3 or 4…

Added by Jill Anderson on December 8, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Mocassin Bend - a place based autoethnography of psychosis

Moccasin Bend is a river peninsula in Chattanooga Tennessee where stands a state psychiatric institution. Timothy Kelly was a patient there in 1997, and brought the stories of his mother who had been a patient in 1967. He later learned that land use on Moccasin Bend has been fiercely contested for decades. This project engages his experience at Moccasin Bend in the context of both family and broader cultural narratives.…


Added by Jill Anderson on December 3, 2014 at 22:00 — 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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