Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
Intelligent Kindness is a powerful new approach to healthcare reform. Ballatt and Campling argue that the NHS is a system that invites society to value and attend to its deepest common interests; it is a vital expression of community and one that can improve if society, patients and staff can reconnect to these deeper values. To do so will improve quality and patient experience, as well as morale, effectiveness, efficiency and value for money. Relentless regulatory and structural NHS reforms…Continue
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The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, and Health Minister Paul Burstow announced today that the ambitious Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme will receive an extra investment of up to £22 million over the next three years. This is in addition to the £8 million per year for four years that had previously been secured. The new resources will be used to
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Charity Rethink Mental Illness has launched a range of tools to help mental health professionals tackle the physical health needs of the people they work with.
The tools have been developed as part of the ‘20 Years Too Soon’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the fact that people affected by severe mental illness die on average 20 years younger than the general population, mostly as a result of preventable physical conditions.
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Join us on Wednesday (29-Feb) at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 1200 for a mental health chat @MHchat discussing "Mental Health Diagnosis: Medical versus Social Models".
May be of interest to tweeters!
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Martin Webber has compiled an extremely useful reading list of research of relevance for AMHPs. Download here.
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A reminder that the Call for Papers for the 2nd International Health Humanities Conference 2012 is live and accepting submissions, following the huge success of the 1st IHHC in 2010 in Nottingham. Please do take a look and consider submitting a paper or attending.
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There is an opportunity available for a role as an Academic External Advisor at Leeds Metropolitan University. The BSc (Hons) Mental Health Practice course is currently undergoing a curriculum refocus. The course is delivered part-time as part of the Health and Social Sciences Continuing Professional Development programme. The External advisor will provide external confirmation that curriculum area, academic quality and threshold standards are appropriate The role holder…Continue
Added by Bryony Walker on January 17, 2012 at 15:54 — No Comments
NICE has produced a new quality standard and clinical guidance on service user experience in adult mental health. See:
Added by Jill Anderson on January 12, 2012 at 19:43 — No Comments
Young people convicted of serious acts of violence during their childhoods talk about their experiences of trauma and violence in a new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. Based on in-depth conversations with the young people in prison and presented in their own words, the report - My Story: Young people talk about trauma and violence in their lives - offers a unique insight into the kind of severe, multiple and prolonged trauma experienced by many who while still…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on January 12, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments
This briefing summarises evidence on what prevents people with mental health problems from working or retaining work in social care and what can be done to enable them to work. It provides a summary of a range of policy and programmes designed to enable people with mental health problems to gain, retain and regain work, with specific focus on employment in social care. Download here.
Added by Jill Anderson on November 30, 2011 at 12:33 — No Comments
This guide is for all staff working with young people with mental health problems who need to move from one service to another that is, to make a 'transition'. In the guide you will find underlying principles, information about making services accessible and easy to use, transition planning and practice, working together, and performance management and monitoring: all key areas where improvements will make a real difference to the lives of young people, their families and carers. The guide…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on November 30, 2011 at 12:22 — No Comments
Crisis and acute mental health services provide for people when they are at their most unwell and vulnerable. Between Autumn 2010 and Summer 2011, Mind’s independent inquiry heard evidence from 400 service users and professionals in relation to acute mental healthcare in England and Wales.
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This Centre for Social Justice report warns that Britain is hampered by an "unfinished revolution in mental health care" and that further reforms are urgently needed to achieve the goals set by the policy-makers of the 1970s and 1980s who championed the cause of care in the community. Download here.
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Dr Claire Dillon, consultant forensic psychiatrist talks to Alain, former patient, about his experience of being admitted to hospital plus Dr Ali Ajaz interviews Dr Paul Simon Williams on the subject of forensic psychiatry.
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This is one in a series of research briefings about preventive care and support for adults.
This briefing focuses on services aimed at reducing the effects of both loneliness and social isolation. Although the terms might have slightly different meanings, the experience of both is generally negative and the resulting impacts are undesirable at the individual, community and societal levels.…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on November 11, 2011 at 18:37 — No Comments
British Sociological Association Happiness Study Group
Wednesday 1st February 2012, 10.30am-4.30pm
BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London
Call for Abstracts
Researching Happiness:Theoretical and Methodological Challenges
The British Sociological Association Happiness Study Group invites social scientists to submit abstracts for their forthcoming day conference that aims to explore the theoretical and methodological challenges facing…
Added by Jill Anderson on November 9, 2011 at 20:56 — No Comments
Can Patients be teachers? - Involving patients and service users in health professionals' education
Authors: John Spencer, William Godolphin, Natalia Karpenko, Angela Towle
There is strong evidence that involving patients and service users in healthcare professionals' education has short-term benefits…
Added by Jill Anderson on October 31, 2011 at 15:40 — No Comments
This document reflects on key issues concerning mental health and wellbeing promotion in the context of the updated Royal College of Psychiatrists report entitled 'the Mental Health of Students in Higher Education'.It aims to expand on the concept of a ‘whole-university approach’ to wellbeing, some of the challenges with the implementation of the approach, and steps that can be taken. It proposes ways in which national stakeholders can… Continue
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