Featured Blog Posts (19)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

In an attempt to contribute to the discussion around mental health as a global health priority, the Special Rapporteur focuses on the right of everyone to mental health and some of the core challenges and opportunities, urging that the promotion of mental health be addressed for all ages in all settings. He calls for a shift in the paradigm, based on the recurrence of human rights violations in mental health settings, all too often affecting persons with intellectual, cognitive and…
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Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 10:02 — No Comments

Mental Health commissioning with migrant communities - new guide from MIND

This guide provides clear guidance on how to engage decision makers , locally and nationally, in mapping and meeting the needs of refugees within their communities who may otherwise remain invisible, with no voice or stake in the design or delivery of mental health services. It contains useful information about mental health and migration which will be of use to students across disciplines. …

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 10:12 — No Comments

Lancet-WPA report on the future of psychiatry

Psychiatry is on the cusp of major changes. It is time to look at where the specialty has been, where it is now, and to try to imagine its future. What will psychiatrists do, and how will this be delivered and financed? How will psychiatry’s relationship with society change? How must mental health laws adapt? Can psychiatry go digital? And how will psychiatrists of the future be trained?

The World Psychiatric Association and The Lancet Psychiatry have commissioned a team of…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 10:04 — No Comments

Research Councils Cross Disciplinary Strategy for Mental Health

The Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC and STFC) collectively have an interest in mental health research from a medical, biological, environmental, cultural, societal, technical and historical perspective. They have worked together to develop a crossdisciplinary research agenda, to articulate opportunities for cross-disciplinary working. This document is not a strategy for mental health research, nor is it trying to address the full scope of what is a broad field of…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 10:06 — No Comments

Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality: Chinese Ethnic Minorities as Mental Health Service Users.

This book uses the rich narratives of the recovery journeys of Chinese mental health service users in the UK – a perceived ‘hard-to-reach group’ and largely invisible in mental health literature – to illustrate the myriad ways that social inequalities such as class, ethnicity and gender contribute to service users' distress and mental ill-health, as well as shape their subsequent recovery journeys. 
Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality contributes to the debate about the…
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Added by Jill Anderson on June 14, 2017 at 18:26 — No Comments

Antipsychiatry scholarship provokes debate: recent THE article

The world’s first scholarship in antipsychiatry has been recognised by the University of Toronto, and the news has been met with bafflement, interest and strongly worded debate.  

There is an intersting article about this in Times Higher Education.   READ IT HERE

Added by Jill Anderson on February 3, 2017 at 13:20 — No Comments

Mad Studies stream, Lancaster Disability Studies Conference - C4P

Lancaster Disability Studies conference: 6th-8th September, 2016

This conference brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and activists from around the world, to share and debate research, ideas and developments in disability studies.

2016 will see the second Mad Studies stream convened by Peter Beresford and Brigit McWade.

Since the publication of Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies(edited by Brenda A. LeFrançois,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 28, 2016 at 19:49 — No Comments

Counselling experiences of male victims of domestic violence - research study - call for participants

Researchers at the University of Sunderland are currently looking for participants to take part in a research study investigating the experiences of counselling for male victims of domestic violence in the UK. The study is funded by the University of Sunderland for this academic year, and all interviews need to be completed by the end of July as the funding ends then. Although we have been advertising the study through a number of partner agencies for 6-8 weeks, we have not received any…

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Added by Jeannette Roddy on March 11, 2016 at 17:51 — No Comments

UK Mental Health Service User and Carer Research Groups: a directory

UK Mental Health Service User and Carer Research Groups
A directory of groups of people involved in mental health research or that do research (published April 2015)…
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Added by Jill Anderson on June 5, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Mad World: An Exhibition on Sane People in Insane Situations

Art Exhibition at St Margaret’s House From 29th May to 21stJune

*** Official opening on 29 May from 6-9pm ***



Come along and to an art exhibition which aims to challenge the world to discover the insane. The exhibitions, which brings together work from a variety of artists, reveals perspectives on 'madness’ which are not commonly found in the rhetoric of the medical…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 24, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

IF YOU VISIT THE HUB. . . .

. . . please click the 'like' button on any items that you find interesting.  It will help with tailoring new entries to your needs. 

Added by Jill Anderson on April 2, 2015 at 9:27 — No Comments

Peer support - a shared journey: new film

To celebrate World Mental Health Day today, the Institute for Mental Health's Peer Support Training Team is delighted to launch their long awaited tandem-inspired film, highlighting the concept of a shared journey.

The film has been developed with fellow peers and colleagues from across the Country to promote the work that the training team is leading, in order to establish a national peer support network.

View the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2014 at 10:02 — No Comments

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 30, 2014 at 16:55 — No Comments

Interesting web link- arts, dementia and ageing

http://holeousia.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-ageing-stone/

Really interesting work on ageing, dementia and dsm.
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Added by Bill Penson on June 28, 2013 at 19:51 — No Comments

Open Dialogue

What would we give for a treatment for first-episode psychosis that led to a 90% reduction in the diagnosis of schizophrenia? In Western Lapland the mental health system achieves this with Open Dialogue, not drugs.

I've just finished watching Daniel Mackler's film, Open Dialogue and strongly recommend it for using in mental health teaching. Below is the blurb from the back of the video and it can be bought from wildtruth.net. 

From the DVD:

In…

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Added by Bob Sapey on July 17, 2013 at 14:14 — 2 Comments

HEA teaching development grants - departmental round.

Departmental teams can apply for up to £30,000 to fund projects that encourage cooperation between colleagues while enhancing learning and teaching.

Successful bids will include scope for long-term impact with opportunities for evaluation and dissemination.

Applications should relate to one of the main HEA themes: assessment and feedback, education for sustainability, employability, flexible learning, internationalisation, online learning, retention and success, reward and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 12, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

HEA student essay competition: Patient and Public Involvement in Higher Education

The Higher Education Academy (HEA), Health and Social Care Cluster (HSSC) encourages students to share their experiences of service user engagement and Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) in higher education in a number of ways via writing for publication, abstracts for posters at our conference, workshops and by becoming a member of a network for those with a special interest in PPI; the Lived Experience Network (LEN).

To encourage increased participation the cluster has launched…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 18, 2013 at 11:08 — 1 Comment

FORUM

The forum section on the mhhehub has been reorganised, and hopefully will now be easier to use.  See here.  The forum complements 'groups' which people have to elect to join, by bringing issues to the attention of the wider hub network.  It can also be used to post requests for information, offers of support or resources - and for general discussion on any topic linked to learning and teaching about mental health.

Added by Jill Anderson on February 6, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

HCPC seeks views on criteria for approving Approved Mental Health Professional programmes in England

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is now seeking views from stakeholders as part of a new consultation on draft criteria for approving Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) education programmes in England.



Until its closure last year, the General Social Care Council (GSCC) had statutory responsibility for approving AMHP education programmes in England. The HCPC have now taken on this responsibility.



The criteria under…

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Added by Jill Anderson on January 28, 2013 at 16:11 — No Comments

Blog Posts

Mental health and neoliberalism - video of New School of Economics event

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 10, 2018 at 22:23 0 Comments

Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism? We asked the panelists to reflect on the aftermath of the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies which followed, but then to engage with how the slashing of expenditure on public services and increase in private debt has been met with questions around whether these factors are exacerbating mental health problems. This event titled, ‘Mental Health and Neoliberalism’, sought to situate the growing…

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Afflicted: how vulnerability can heal medical education and practice

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 22:47 0 Comments

In Afflicted, Nicole Piemonte examines the preoccupation in medicine with cure over care, arguing that the traditional focus on biological intervention keeps medicine from addressing the complex realities of patient suffering. Although many have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medical practice, few have considered the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ontological reasons for it. Piemonte fills that gap, examining why it is that…

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The effect - radio play

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 13:56 0 Comments

The Effect -  Drama on 3 - by Lucy Prebble.
Starring Jessie Buckley, Christine Entwisle, Damien Molony and Samuel West.
"I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect."
Award-winning chemical romance. 
Connie (Jessie Buckley - 'The Last Post', 'Taboo') and Tristan (Damien Molony - 'Crashing', 'Being Human') are taking part…
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While your back was turned: the mental health of young women and girls.

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 2, 2018 at 18:10 0 Comments

The mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. As the evidence section in this paper will show, the last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis levels.…

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Mental Health Act – The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 17:52 0 Comments

This report looks at causes for the rise in use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to detain people.

The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England report cover image

National data shows an increasing use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to treat people in hospitals.

In 2016, the CQC committed to working with local services to gather views on the reasons for the national increase in the use of the MHA, to identify how local services are responding to the changing activity, and to…

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Social policy first hand: An international introduction to participatory social welfare - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 11:55 0 Comments

Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision. A companion volume to Peter Beresford's bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at…

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Asylum magazine - events calendar

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:54 0 Comments

Asylum magazine has a new events calendar.  You can view it here.

UMHAN blog - writers wanted

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:52 0 Comments

University Mental Health Advisers Network.

Are you interested in in HE? Do you like writing and are passionate about sharing your opinion? Look no further. The Blog is…

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With children in mind: current research and policy developments on mental health and young people

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 15:30 0 Comments

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Public Mental Health

Expected publication in 2019 as Volume 18, Issue 1.



Guest Editors: 


Gill Coverdale, Co-editor of JPMH and Royal College of Nursing, UK gillcov17@gmail.com…

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Psychology and Mental Health - beyond nature and nurture

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 21, 2018 at 11:45 0 Comments

Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This free online course provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.

Over six weeks, you will explore some of the current challenges and debates in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and discover new ways of thinking psychologically about mental health.

You…

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