Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
Over thirty years ago I trained to do a very demanding, stressful job as a social worker. During my training there was nothing taught on the course relating to the importance of looking after ourselves. All the emphasis was on understanding and meeting the needs of service users and carers and of course although this is our raison d’être it is all to easy to forget about our own needs in the pressure to meet the needs of others and to do so can lead to drastic…Continue
Added by Mike Bush on August 9, 2011 at 17:11 — No Comments
The Need to Develop a Comprehensive National
Suicide Bereavement/Prevention Policy
In Britain there is a suicide every 90 minutes and research suggests that it could be three times higher than this, as coroners often return verdicts of misadventure or open verdicts. For every…Continue
Added by Mike Bush on August 9, 2011 at 16:54 — No Comments
The Values Exchange is a unique way to debate social issues - with great potential for use in teaching.
Its mission is to promote real democracy, based on the informed, collective wisdom of whole populations. Those who developed and belong to it believe everyone has the right to be part of serious debate about the issues that matter most to us.
The Exchange consists of a number of interactive screens, linked to 'cases' - designed to encourage deep reflection on…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on August 8, 2011 at 16:33 — No Comments
SCIE has dedicated itself to identifying ‘what works’ in social care and then disseminating it throughout the sector. This has enabled SCIE to build a reputation as the source of best practice in social care. Now, SCIE is extending its activities to the provision of high quality training and consultancy services. It is seeking to establish a pool of carefully selected freelance training associates.
To find out more, and to apply, visit:…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on August 8, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
The Journal of Public Mental Health has put out a call for papers.
Editor: Woody Caan, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
The Editorial team of Journal of Public Mental Health (JPMH) focuses on the research, policy and practice that put mental well-being at the heart of the public health agenda. Journal of Public Mental Health provides a forum for dissemination and debate on all aspects of public mental health. It aims to develop the theory underpinning public mental…
Added by Jill Anderson on July 27, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments
Presentations from this conference, which took place at the University of Cumbria in June, are now available online:
Added by Jill Anderson on July 22, 2011 at 10:34 — No Comments
Went to a fascinating workshop at Lancaster University last week - based around the PhD thesis of Tracy Dryden . Her ethnographic doctoral study explored in minute detail the processes which could both support or weaken nurses' confidence in their own professional knowledge practices.
A number of speakers presented related work.
See here for further details:…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on June 28, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
Here is a link to the June 2011 issue of mhhenews - a bimonthly ebulletin produced by the Mental Health in HIgher Education project. It includes information about events, recent publications, funding opportunities and other items of interest (hopefully!) to those involved in learning and teaching about mental health:
Added by Jill Anderson on June 20, 2011 at 12:23 — No Comments
I'm not sure if this is ablog link but it is the name of a group that might be of interst to this group. It is the psychosis and spirituality group, hosted by Isabel Clark, a psychologist who works in Southampton The group is by request rather than entirely open.Joining seems to be a formality- A "Why are you here?" question is asked.
The aim of the group is to think about mental illness-and psychosis in particular-from a non-medical and broadly…Continue
mhhe and the HEA subject centre for social policy and social work (SWAP) have recently produced a resource sheet: 'Developing emotional intelligence, resilience and skills for maintaining personal wellbeing in students of health and social care'. I am attaching it here and hope you find it helpful. Feedback welcome.
Added by Jill Anderson on June 14, 2011 at 13:23 — No Comments
I would like to share this annotated bibliography and some book reviews which I have produced for students to use.
Added by Bob Sapey on June 1, 2011 at 11:09 — No Comments