Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
A New Vision for Mental Health aims to both explore and suggest various answers to this question. It also aims to challenge each of the mental health professions to engage constructively with the wider…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 20, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments
Centre for Mental Health was commissioned by the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network to explore what the mental health workforce of the future should look like. This report presents the key findings from a review of: • The current workforce in specialist, NHS funded mental health services in England; • Current policy and its impact on the future workforce; • The views of people who work in and use mental health services, obtained through a series of consultation events and roundt able…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 19, 2017 at 9:26 — No Comments
The critical values based practice network comprises of practitioners and academics from the statutory, private and voluntary sector working within mental health.
Clinical Psychology Bite-Size - hosted on its website - aims to provide short and readable summaries of mental health research, theory and implications for practice. Each Bite-Size takes a critical perspective to concepts and theories of mental distress, with a particular emphasis on…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2017 at 17:54 — No Comments
'In May 2012, the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson hosted an event entitled: Mad Positive in the Academy. This event brought engaged academics and community activists from four projects into dialogue about mad positive practices located at the intersection of mental health, formal education and social movements.
From 19 filmed interviews and roughly 7 hours of footage, we have created three short videos, or ‘web docs’ that discuss: what is means to be mad positive in the…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments
How well are the UK’s universities equipped to meet the challenge posed by students’ mental health and wellbeing needs? On the one hand, there is a growing public narrative suggesting a ‘crisis’ in students’ mental health, with frequent stories of long delays in accessing counselling, and tragic reports of student suicides. On the other, young people today are often accused of being ‘snowflakes’ unable to cope with ordinary life events. What these narratives are likely to conceal, though,…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments
Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness reveals the human side of mental illness. In this remarkable collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall asks, “What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world?”
More than 60 voices of psychiatric patients, scientists, journalists, doctors, activists, and artists create a vital new conversation about empowering the human…
Added by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments
'People with a mental illness are more likely to have a preventable physical condition such as cardiovascular disease, and to die earlier than the rest of the population. Nurses working in all settings can work with these people to improve their outcomes.
The Royal College of Nursing’s Mental Health forum steering group has collaborated with the charity, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to create this resource for nurses. Dr Sheila Hardy is a dual trained nurse who researched…
Added by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 20:47 — No Comments
Elyn Saks, Debra Lampshire and Paris Williams are all world experts on mental health. They’re using their personal experiences and working in their respective fields to debunk the myths and stigma surrounding schizophrenia.
A new framework has been published by Universities UK. It aims to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of students in UK higher education institutions.
Step change is one strand of UUK's programme of work to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all those who learn and work in higher education. It aims to support university leaders to help embed good mental…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 16:08 — No Comments
This week the United Nations Disability Committee scrutinised the UK for the first time since it ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009.
Read Iris Elliott's helpful BLOG posting…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on August 26, 2017 at 13:07 — No Comments
David Pilgrim talking about coproduction in services dominated by coercion and compulsion. A really helpful trigger for discussion. Produced as part of Reimagining professionalism in mental health: towards co-production - a seven part ESRC seminar series which focuses on developing new approaches to professionalism in mental health.
Added by Jill Anderson on August 25, 2017 at 9:16 — No Comments
This year, the Centre for Mental Health has launched its '1,000 conversations' campaign.
It will be sharing the stories of people with lived experience of mental health difficulties.
Added by Jill Anderson on August 23, 2017 at 19:01 — No Comments
'In the summer and autumn of 2012, Yiyun Li, the award-winning Chinese-American fiction writer, twice tried to kill herself. When she left hospital, everyone was full of advice: “You should do this or that; you must isolate yourself less.” But, she says, “there was a deeper argument I could have only with myself. I needed to dissect, to cut from the inside.” The result of that dissection is her first memoir, a brave,…Continue
For bereaved parents the development of a continuing bond with the child who has died is a key element in their grieving and in how they manage the future. Using her experience of working in a children's hospital as a counsellor with bereaved parents, Catherine Seigal looks at how continuing bonds are formed, what facilitates and sustains them and what can undermine them. She reflects on what she learned about the counsellor's role supporting parents in extremely distressing…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on August 18, 2017 at 13:28 — No Comments
This is an extremely well written account and potentially useful learning resource - from the BMJ 'What your patient is thinking' series.
The Centre for Advancement of Interprofessional Education has scheduled a twitter chat on 24th August from 7-8pm (UK time).
The following questions will be posted during the twitter chat hour.
1. What are your experiences of learning from patients, service users and carers in IPE? What did you learn from them?
2. How much power should service users have in IPE?
3. What role, if any, do service users have to play in IPE post qualification?
Added by gemma chapman on August 14, 2017 at 16:20 — No Comments
Added by gemma chapman on August 14, 2017 at 16:18 — No Comments
Following the CCrAMHP meeting in Lancaster on 11 August, we created a collection of links on nature and wellbeing. Many of these relate to the local area but there are some more general links as well, so am posting the URL in case of interest.
Added by Jill Anderson on August 14, 2017 at 8:29 — No Comments
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