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

Independent review of the Mental Health Act: A summary of the interim report

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 15, 2018 at 14:57 0 Comments

This useful briefing, on the NHS Confederation website, summarises key points from the interim report for Mental Health Network members.  View the briefing.

The Colour of Madness - new anthology

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 11, 2018 at 19:35 0 Comments

The Colour Of Madness is an anthology led and curated by BAME people which is made up of fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and art submitted by BAME writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those still navigating life with mental health problems. It explores the BAME mental health experience in the UK.…



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Language, Discourse and Mental Health - new book series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 4, 2018 at 11:40 0 Comments

This book series is a unique  resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective.

Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis,…

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Medicating me: personal impressions of psychiatric medication

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 2, 2018 at 15:32 1 Comment

A mental health documentary exploring people's encounters with psychiatric medication. It is not giving advice. It is giving a voice. Beyond chemicals, how does the idea of medication function on our identities and upon our view of ourselves?…

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Applied Sociology curriculum launched

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 15:36 0 Comments

At the BSA conference in Newcastle last month, the BSA Sociologists outside Academia (SoA) group launched its model curriculum in applied sociology.  This will now be offered free to UK sociology departments, to use within their undergraduate programmes.  It can be downloaded from the curriculum website.

The curriculum is a key element in SoA’s…

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The Rosamund Snow Prize

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

Rosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic investigate its high ‘did not attend’ rate; she explains what she found in this talk, addressing a TED×NHS event in 2016. 
Urging her audience to involve patients in service quality…
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Authenticity to Action - call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 16:41 0 Comments

The 6th International Authenticity to Action Conference will take place on 5-6 March 2019 at the Grange Hotel, Grange-over-Sands on the theme of: 'Inspiring partnerships in co-producing  professional education and practice development'.

This exciting two-day conference will celebrate the involvement of patients, service users and carers in Health, Social…

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Asylum 25.2 - out now!

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 14:43 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is now out. It opens with an article by @validconsent which underlines the profound challenges involved in the notion of ‘democratic psychiatry’.  How does one provide a safe space for challenging and diverse opinions to be expressed: at a conference; on a psychiatric ward; on social media; or in the pages of amagazine?   Those questions go to the very heart of Asylum’s collective struggle.  They are crucial for those involved…

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Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings - free course

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:03 0 Comments

This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, looks at the use of mindfulness in counselling and forensic settings. You will start by learning a bit more about the concept of mindfulness and how it can be understood and applied. You will then consider the different ways in which mindfulness can be integrated into therapy sessions, and what the benefits of these might be. After this, you will explore some of the specific ways in which…

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Building critical bridges - Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:00 0 Comments

The 3rd Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network (a.k.a. CritSui3), will be held in Perth WA at the University of Western Australia from 12-13 December 2018.  This conference, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, builds on prior Critical Suicide Studies conferences in Prague, Czech Republic (2016) and Canterbury, UK (2017), turning the attention to networking, impact and engagement…
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