Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
Mind Our Minds aims to make sure UK citizens are provided with mental health services that give everyone that uses them a good quality service when they need them.
They have produced some 'patient opinions' which may be of use in informing learning and teaching, and would welcome feedback. See here: …Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on August 7, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments
The book takes as its starting point the crisis of healthcare in the UK: impossible health targets managed through command and control management and a stomach-churning rise in racism, whistleblowing and victimisation in the NHS. The use of nationally set productivity targets combined with austerity cuts have increasingly put clinical best-practice into direct conflict with funding. Health targets have become politically controlled, and performance has become a cynical exercise in ticking…Continue
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Published on 8 Oct 2014 'this film takes a controversial and contrarian view towards recovery from schizophrenia, proposing that the only treatment that can work is one where the so-called ‘patient’ is encouraged and empowered to become an equal partner in the process of healing'. Directed by Aparna Sanyal.
A useful teaching resource? Respond in comments below if you have used it.
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This book weaves together service users' lived experiences of mental health recovery and ideas about how creative activities such as art, music, and creative reading and writing can promote it, particularly within social and community settings.
Added by Jill Anderson on August 2, 2017 at 9:43 — No Comments
In Ordinarily Well, the celebrated psychiatrist and author Peter D. Kramer examines the growing controversy about the popular medications. A practicing doctor who trained as a psychotherapist and worked with pioneers in psychopharmacology, Kramer combines moving accounts of his patients' dilemmas with an…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on July 28, 2017 at 22:06 — No Comments
Threshold concepts are ideas or ways of looking at things that enable a deep grasp of something in the world; the phrase ‘threshold’ signifies the crossing that a learner is enable to make between superficial knowledge and a deeper and irreversible understanding. The Threshold concepts introductory tool is for anyone wishing to understand and apply a cluster of ideas around threshold concepts and the learning that occurs when students encounter troublesome ideas that transform their…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on July 26, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments
'This report was informed by the Student Living project, a pilot project between Student Minds, University Partnership Programme (UPP) and Nottingham Trent University in 2016, funded thanks to the UPP Foundation, as well as a review of existing literature and interviews with a range of sector experts.This report includes:
• Recommendations for accommodation providers and university staff
• Suggested ways of working to promote positive student mental health.
Added by Jill Anderson on July 26, 2017 at 8:57 — No Comments
The first time I was admitted to a psychiatric unit my preconceptions were challenged. It was not scary, or at least not most of the time. It was, however, boring, something I hadn't really expected, and above all, it was odd. Experiences that staff and more seasoned patients took for granted were to me surprising, even bizarre, catching my attention and making me a participant observer of my own care. Here I have curated several objects representing the closed environment of the ward.…Continue
This Local Government Association report explores how councils influence the mental wellbeing of our communities and how council services, from social care to parks to open spaces to education to housing, help to make up the fabric of mental health support for the people in our communities.
Added by Jill Anderson on July 24, 2017 at 18:11 — No Comments
Report produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry
Key messages (courtesy of Clive Parkinson's blog)
1. The arts, imagination and creativity can help keep us well, aid our recovery and support longer lives better lived.
2. Prescribing arts to deliver health saves money.
3. There is great potential for the arts to do more to help meet major challenges facing health and social care:…
Added by Jill Anderson on July 23, 2017 at 8:21 — No Comments
An NDTi guide to auditing and improving mental health services so that they are effective in supporting people with autism and people with learning disabilities.
The Green Light Toolkit is a set of free to access resources including:
Added by Jill Anderson on July 23, 2017 at 8:13 — No Comments
Interestinbg article in this months Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy Journal on using a strengths based approach with new students to help them adjust to the transition and deal with all the insecurities that it brings. Some quite positive effects and seems to meet their initial needs.
I developed an on line package attempting to "normalise" the doubts new students have, it received some positive reviews but not visited as much as I thought it would…Continue
Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. …Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on July 21, 2017 at 14:08 — No Comments
Are there close links, in your institution, between people involvement in teaching/learning about mental distress on the one hand, and student support services on the other?
Do you think such connections are important and, if so, why?
I've recently been involved in a number of discussions about this question and would really value any thoughts. Please use the comments box or contact me. Many thanks.
Added by Jill Anderson on July 21, 2017 at 12:54 — No Comments
In January 2017 the Chief Social Worker for Adults in collaboration with the Social Care Institute for Excellence hosted a roundtable event at SCIE to explore what strengths-based social work with adults, individuals, families and communities really means for practitioners and people using services.
This report from the workshop extends the call to action around strengths-based social work practice and captures the key points and comments from the group discussions with summaries of…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on July 21, 2017 at 12:29 — No Comments
In 2014,the CQC started its programme of comprehensive inspections of specialist mental health services in England. It has now inspected all 54 NHS mental health trusts in England and all 221 independent mental health services.
This report identifies several areas of concern:
Added by Jill Anderson on July 21, 2017 at 10:21 — No Comments
The newest release from Bringing Theory to Practice, Well-Being and Higher Education explores the multiple connections of well-being to higher education—and why those connections matter for the individual lives of students and those who teach; for the institution; and for whether or not the unique promise of higher education to a democratic society can be advanced . . . and realized.
The volume provides 35 accessible essays including but not limited to the following topics: a…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on July 21, 2017 at 8:21 — No Comments
The Discursive of Tunbridge Wells podcasts - produced by Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology at Canterbury Christchurch University are fascinating and a good teaching/learning resource.
See recent podcast on …Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on July 20, 2017 at 8:32 — No Comments
'The Survivor Researcher Network (SRN) aims to provide mental health service users and survivors involved and interested in research a forum for networking, sharing information, and supporting each other.
We have recently recruited ten volunteers from across the country to join the new Survivor Researcher Network working group. The new group members…Continue
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