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The Continuing Education Course on Withdrawal from Psychiatric Drugs

This series of seven webinars will feature presentations by people with “expertise by lived experience,” psychiatrists, and other professionals. The educational purpose of the series is to present information and insights that arise:

  • from users’ experiences and their efforts to support others who want to taper from their psychiatric medications; research on drug withdrawal
  • the clinical experience of psychiatrists and other professionals who have supported patients…
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Added by Jill Anderson on October 17, 2017 at 9:01 — No Comments

Stress, mental wellbeing and the health, social care and education workforce

Recently updated resource sheet is available HERE

Please let me know if you have links to add. 

Added by Jill Anderson on October 11, 2017 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Three short films about depression.

Linda Gask is the author of The Other Side of Silence: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir of Depression - an 'amazing story of both sides of mental health – the sufferer and the professional- and just how thin that wall actually is' (Annie Watkinson).

Video producer …

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 11, 2017 at 8:58 — No Comments

Developing a National Forum for Trainee / Qualified Psychologists with Lived Experience of Psychological Distress

Natalie Kemp is setting up this forum.  See HERE for further details. 

Added by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

Graduate Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace - new report

On this World Mental Health Day - 10th of October 2017 - Student Minds have published the first ever report to uncover the wellbeing of young graduates making the transition from university into the workforce.



The report, based off a survey delivered with colleagues at King’s College London and The City Mental Health Alliance, summarises findings from a large survey of over 300 recent graduates, and considers university preparation for the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Not by degrees: improving student mental health in the UK's Universities

Across the UK, there is a growing appreciation that mental health matters. For individuals, it can affect their ability to learn, earn, form strong and meaningful relationships, and live long and healthy lives. For government, it can affect productivity, demand for public services and levels of expenditure on out-of-work benefits. But as awareness of the importance of maintaining positive mental health continues to grow, and stigma relating to mental illness is slowly chipped away, other…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 12:48 — No Comments

The Positive and Mindful University - new report

'This report proposes a new way forward for higher education in addressing the problems of mental health among students as well as staff, and helping them achieve higher levels of fulfilment. More than 400,000 staff and 2.2 million students are engaged in higher education in the United Kingdom.

The pamphlet celebrates the diverse and remarkable work that is taking place at British universities. Much of this work is tilted towards offering support once problems have begun to manifest…

Continue

Added by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 12:43 — No Comments

International Journal for Students as Partners - latest issue

The second issue of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) is available HERE

The journal, which is hosted by McMaster University Library Press, is co-edited by students and staff/ faculty from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US.

In Issue 2 you will find an editorial, 2 opinion pieces on emotion and partnership, 4 research articles, 3 reflective essays, 3 case…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 8, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983

The Terms of Reference for the review have been published and can be read HERE.  The review is due to report in Autumn 2018.  Its stated aims are to 'help government create a forward-looking plan of changes to legislation and practice, resulting in an enduring legacy of mental health support.'

Added by Jill Anderson on October 5, 2017 at 12:57 — No Comments

Exploring Experience: Bringing Authentic Voices to Mental Health Teaching

'Exploring Experience has been developed to create an accessible and manageable resource to support teaching and study in the field of mental health and distress. Six contributors with experiences of significant distress ("Experts by Experience", or EBE) were recruited through an open strategy, and were paid* to prepare the materials on this site. We have collated 35 videos of around ten minutes each, all recording self-edited responses to open questions…

Continue

Added by Jill Anderson on October 4, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments

Social workers speak out about the state of care today - new report

The survey was aimed at social workers and other professionals who undertake care assessments. It asked a series of questions about what it is like for them doing their jobs today, particularly asking about any reductions they have had to make to people’s care provision over the last year.

View report

Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 10:14 — 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

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

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

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

Involving carers in mental health planning - video

Short video which may be of use in teaching.

'A partnership project between the University of Nottingham featuring IMH colleagues, the University of Manchester and the NHS has won a top national award for its animated video. ‘Involving carers in mental health planning’ won the 2017 NIHR Let’s Get Digital competition with a video illustrating recommendations for improving service user involvement in planning their care within the mental health service. The findings explained in the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Latest issue of Asylum magazine is out now

View contents here.

Annual subscription is only 16 (or £12 for digital issues). 

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 25, 2017 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

A New Vision for Mental Health

Have you ever wondered what mental healthcare would look like if, knowing what we know today, it could be redesigned from scratch?

A New Vision for Mental Health aims to both explore and suggest various answers to this question. It also aims to challenge each of the mental health professions to engage constructively with the wider…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 20, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

The Future of the Mental Health Workforce - new report.

Centre for Mental Health was commissioned by the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network to explore what the mental health workforce of the future should look like. This report presents the key findings from a review of: • The current workforce in specialist, NHS funded mental health services in England; • Current policy and its impact on the future workforce; • The views of people who work in and use mental health services, obtained through a series of consultation events and roundt able…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 19, 2017 at 9:26 — No Comments

Critical Values Based Practice Network: bite-size summaries of mental health research theory & practice implications

The critical values based practice network comprises of practitioners and academics from the statutory, private and voluntary sector working within mental health. 

Clinical Psychology Bite-Size - hosted on its website - aims to provide short and readable summaries of mental health research, theory and implications for practice. Each Bite-Size takes a critical perspective to concepts and theories of mental distress, with a particular emphasis on…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2017 at 17:54 — No Comments

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The Continuing Education Course on Withdrawal from Psychiatric Drugs

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 17, 2017 at 9:01 0 Comments

This series of seven webinars will feature presentations by people with “expertise by lived experience,” psychiatrists, and other professionals. The educational purpose of the series is to present information and insights that arise:

  • from users’ experiences and their efforts to support others who want to taper from their psychiatric medications; research on drug withdrawal
  • the clinical experience of psychiatrists and other professionals who have supported patients…
Continue

Stress, mental wellbeing and the health, social care and education workforce

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 11, 2017 at 13:00 2 Comments

Recently updated resource sheet is available HERE

Please let me know if you have links to add. 

Three short films about depression.

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 11, 2017 at 8:58 0 Comments

Linda Gask is the author of The Other Side of Silence: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir of Depression - an 'amazing story of both sides of mental health – the sufferer and the professional- and just how thin that wall actually is' (Annie Watkinson).

Video producer …

Continue

Developing a National Forum for Trainee / Qualified Psychologists with Lived Experience of Psychological Distress

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 20:30 0 Comments

Natalie Kemp is setting up this forum.  See HERE for further details. 

Graduate Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace - new report

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 13:30 0 Comments

On this World Mental Health Day - 10th of October 2017 - Student Minds have published the first ever report to uncover the wellbeing of young graduates making the transition from university into the workforce.



The report, based off a survey delivered with colleagues at King’s College London and The City Mental Health Alliance, summarises findings from a large survey of over 300 recent graduates, and considers university preparation for the…

Continue

Not by degrees: improving student mental health in the UK's Universities

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 12:48 0 Comments

Across the UK, there is a growing appreciation that mental health matters. For individuals, it can affect their ability to learn, earn, form strong and meaningful relationships, and live long and healthy lives. For government, it can affect productivity, demand for public services and levels of expenditure on out-of-work benefits. But as awareness of the importance of maintaining positive mental health continues to grow, and stigma relating to mental illness is slowly chipped away, other…

Continue

The Positive and Mindful University - new report

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 12:43 0 Comments

'This report proposes a new way forward for higher education in addressing the problems of mental health among students as well as staff, and helping them achieve higher levels of fulfilment. More than 400,000 staff and 2.2 million students are engaged in higher education in the United Kingdom.

The pamphlet celebrates the diverse and remarkable work that is taking place at British universities. Much of this work is tilted towards offering support once problems have begun to manifest…

Continue

International Journal for Students as Partners - latest issue

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 8, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

The second issue of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) is available HERE

The journal, which is hosted by McMaster University Library Press, is co-edited by students and staff/ faculty from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US.

In Issue 2 you will find an editorial, 2 opinion pieces on emotion and partnership, 4 research articles, 3 reflective essays, 3 case…

Continue

Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 5, 2017 at 12:57 0 Comments

The Terms of Reference for the review have been published and can be read HERE.  The review is due to report in Autumn 2018.  Its stated aims are to 'help government create a forward-looking plan of changes to legislation and practice, resulting in an enduring legacy of mental health support.'

Exploring Experience: Bringing Authentic Voices to Mental Health Teaching

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 4, 2017 at 21:30 0 Comments

'Exploring Experience has been developed to create an accessible and manageable resource to support teaching and study in the field of mental health and distress. Six contributors with experiences of significant distress ("Experts by Experience", or EBE) were recruited through an open strategy, and were paid* to prepare the materials on this site. We have collated 35 videos of around ten minutes each, all recording self-edited responses to open questions…

Continue

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