Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on LIVING WITH DIFFERENCE
12-13 September 2012, Marriott Hotel, Leeds, UK
The Aims and Objectives of LIVEDIFFERENCE
We are witnessing unprecedented levels of mobility and population change within and beyond the European Union. In this context, it is argued that how we develop the capacity to live with difference is the key issue of the 21st century. This research programme involves five inter‐linked projects which …Continue
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'South West London Recovery College is the UK's first mental health recovery study and training facility providing a range of courses and resources for service users, families, friends, carers and staff. The college aims to support people become experts in their own self care and for families, friends, carers and staff to better understand mental health conditions and support people in their recovery journey'.…Continue
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The Avenue Guide to Wellbeing and Happiness by Neil Thompson is free to download here.
Beyond Belief: Alternative ways of working with delusions, obsessions and unusual experiences by Tamasin Knight is published by Peter Lehmann and is available to download here.
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The mhhehub now has a twitter page: http://twitter.com/#!/mhhehub
If you are new to twitter, see introduction here.
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The first part of this article provides some background information about the context and development of user/survivor-controlled research in the UK. In the second part, the discussion focuses on the first two German studies which apply this research methodology in the…Continue
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From March 2011 to February 2012 the General Social Care Council (GSCC) undertook targeted inspections of all 22 approved courses in England offering the training for the Approved Mental Heath Professional (AMHP) role as defined by the Mental Health Act 2007. This report presents the findings of the inspections.
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Many doctors aspire to excellence in diagnosing disease. Far fewer, unfortunately, aspire to the same standards of excellence in diagnosing patients’ preferences for their care. Because doctors are rarely made aware of an erroneous preference diagnosis, it could be called ‘the silent misdiagnosis’. Misdiagnosing patients’ preferences may be less obvious than misdiagnosing disease, but the consequences for the patient can be just as severe.…Continue
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The call for bids in the Higher Education Academy’s second phase of its teaching development grants has opened today, 18 May 2012.
Over the next year the HEA will make funding available to stimulate evidence-based research and encourage innovations in learning and teaching on the themes of assessment and feedback and flexible learning. However, 25% of the available funding will be reserved for an open call for learning and teaching development. These projects could build on previous…Continue
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Factors that promote and hinder joint and integrated working between health and social care services.
This is an update of a previous systematic review on the factors that promote and hinder joint working between health and social care services. It demonstrates some positive outcomes of such an approach for people who use services, carers and organisations delivering services.…Continue
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A new model for higher and cooperative education.
The Social Science Centre (SSC) provides an opportunity for students and academics to have a very special co-operative experience of higher education. All courses at SSC are taught and assessed at the same level as similar courses in mainstream universities in the UK. The courses are taught by experienced academics, including professors and lecturers with national and international…Continue
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A forum to encourage dialogue about issues related to mental health. Affilitated to the Institute for MH at Nottingham University and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
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This guide is intended for social work educators tasked with delivering teaching on mental health, for those teaching other areas to think how issues of mental health and distress intersect, and for course directors. One of a series of curriculum guides produced by the College of Social Work.…Continue
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A joint project between SAMH & The Forestry Commission, Branching Out is an innovative development for adults who use mental health services. It brings together the mental health and environmental sectors.
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People who use adult social care services identify different risks to those commonly identified by professionals and policy-makers. Many fear losing independence, which suggests that risk assessments need to have independence as their starting point. There is a particular need to reach into mental health and residential care services to find ways of enabling people to realise their independence.
This paper gives voice to service users' fears and concerns about risk; identifies…Continue
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Rethink Mental Illness has launched a range of new tools to help mental health professionals address 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 twenty years younger than the general population, mostly as a result of preventable…Continue
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People with mental health problems and intellectual disability may face discrimination and marginalisation, and independent advocacy is an excellent way to ensure that an individual’s rights are upheld and that the individual receives the care and treatment that they are entitled to. It also has benefits for psychiatrists and can improve the quality of the relationships between people with mental health problems and professionals. This Royal College of Psychiatrists report sets out the…Continue
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Royal College of Psychiatrists podcast. Mieko talks to Dr Michael Yousif about the challenges of caring for someone suffering with mental health problems.
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Heroes in Psychiatry: a series of occasional interviews with people (not all of them psychiatrists), who have made a distinguished contribution to the understanding and care of people with mental health problems. In this interview Professor Sir David Goldberg talks to Dr Mark Salter about classification in psychiatry.
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This consultation is the first step towards developing a new public health workforce strategy that will help shape the public health workforce of the future. It will be a living document, regularly reviewed and updated. The consultation is aimed at a broad audience, reflecting the Government’s view that public health is everyone’s business. Each chapter of this document includes key messages, proposals and consultation questions. Case studies are included where appropriate.…Continue
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