Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
More than 8,200 people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in Croatia remain in segregated institutions and psychiatric hospitals with little control over decisions that affect their lives, Human Rights Watch said. While the Croatian government has made some progress in protecting the rights of people with disabilities, the process of moving people out of institutions and into community-based living arrangements has been limited and slow. In a video released by Human Rights Watch,…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on November 19, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments
Stories of people with lived experience of mental health difficulties - shared on the Centre for Mental Health website.
Added by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:34 — No Comments
Globally, the appetite for higher education is great, but what do students and societies gain? Quality in Undergraduate Education foregrounds the importance of knowledge acquisition at university. Many argue that university education is no longer a public good due to the costs incurred by students who are then motivated by the promise of lucrative employment rather than by studying a discipline for its own sake. McLean, Abbas and Ashwin, however, reveal a…Continue
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'The International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal (IIPDW) was created to respond to a glaring need in mental health: to develop ways for helping people withdraw from psychiatric drugs.
Mental health has failed to provide support to people who want to reduce or withdraw from their psychiatric drugs. Often, people are simply told it is a bad idea, and thus are left to try to reduce or withdraw without the support they need.
Indeed, psychiatric drugs have been…Continue
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The essays in this book cover topics such as disclosure of disabilities, accommodations and accessibility, how to be a good abled friend to a disabled person, the trigger warnings debate, and more. Written for a popular audience, for those with disabilities and for those who want to learn more about living a disabled life, Life of the Mind Interrupted aims to make higher education, and the rest of our society, more humane.…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:43 — No Comments
I See You is about a girl being cared for by her father after being discharged from psychiatric hospital. The father cares emotionally and practically. He stays present in response to the girl’s anger and despair and tries metaphorically to give the girl her childhood back.
Added by Jill Anderson on November 17, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments
Medicated Stable is an animated film that explores some of the experiences of mental health treatment, support and recovery in Southampton. Funded by NHS England, this animated film produced by Healthwatch Southampton is based on ‘Barriers and Facilitators for promoting recovery in mental health’ a research paper co-produced by Healthwatch Southampton and the University of Southampton.…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on November 17, 2017 at 15:16 — No Comments
Britain’s first university centre dedicated to improving mental health in schools has opened.
The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools has been established at Leeds Beckett University.
Similar centres already exist in the US and Canada. Its aim is to create a network of educators, mental health practitioners and …Continue
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Stirling University film looking at MH through a Trauma Lens featuring staff, graduates & clinicians.
Added by Jill Anderson on November 15, 2017 at 10:32 — No Comments
MOTION is a collaboration between researchers, service users, clinicians and educators committed to improving outcomes in mental health occupational therapy by advancing research.
Added by Jill Anderson on November 10, 2017 at 12:52 — No Comments
'University College London (UCL) and King’s College London are leading on setting up a new policy research unit, the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which will bring mental health researchers, clinicians, service users and carers closer together. The main aim of the unit is to provide research to inform policy makers.
Commissioned by the Department of Health through the NIHR’s Policy Research Programme following an open competition, the…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on November 10, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments
The latest edition of the NSUN bulletin has a focus on the review of the Mental Health Act. READ IT HERE.
Added by Jill Anderson on November 7, 2017 at 9:59 — No Comments
The Green Light Toolkit helps mental health services respond effectively to people who have autism or learning disabilities in addition to mental health difficulties. If working on Green Light issues is part of your role, or if you are interested in this topic, the Green Light Discussion Forum is for you. The purpose of the Green Light Discussion Forum is to exchange ideas and solutions so that people receive good support.
How will it work?
We use an…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on November 7, 2017 at 9:31 — No Comments
This film is about the ‘Narrative Masterclass’ for medical students and people living with mental health difficulties. The masterclass is based on Storying Sheffield methodologies and focuses on the concept of narrative inquiry as a tool in “recovery” from/within mental ill-health. The class is designed and led by people with lived experienceContinue
Added by Jill Anderson on October 31, 2017 at 11:42 — No Comments
This forum is a place for psychologists with lived experience of mental ill health to understand that they are not alone, they are amongst many.
A Healthy University aspires to create a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health, wellbeing and sustainability.
The UK Healthy Universities Network supports its members to develop and implement ‘whole university’ approaches to health, wellbeing and sustainability. It is part of a global movement.
Added by Jill Anderson on October 26, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments
Thriving at work: the Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers has just been published. This is an independent review into how employers can better support the mental health of all people currently in employment including those with mental health problems or poor well-being to remain in and thrive through work. It has revealed a big human cost of poor mental health at work with knock on impacts for society, the economy and Government.…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on October 26, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments
Recovery Rising is the professional memoir of William White, who, over the span of five decades, evolved through several diverse roles to emerge as the addiction field's preeminent historian and one of its most visionary voices and prolific writers. Recovery Rising contains the stories, reflections, and lessons learned within one man's personal and professional journey. Recounted here are many of the ideas, methods, people, and organizations that shaped the modern history of addiction…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on October 24, 2017 at 13:18 — No Comments
David Gilbert is a mental health service user with 30 years of experience as a patient and public engagement practitioner. He is
He writes the Future Patient blog - about the possibilities of patient-led and user-led healthcare.
All his postings are listed here. This is a great resource for teaching.
Added by Jill Anderson on October 23, 2017 at 10:20 — No Comments
'The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Mental Health offers the most comprehensive collection of theoretical and applied writings to date with which students, scholars, researchers and practitioners within the social and health sciences can systematically problematise the practices, priorities and knowledge base of the Western system of mental health. With the continuing contested nature of psychiatric discourse and the work of psy-professionals, this…Continue