Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
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Deaths from heart disease have fallen by almost two thirds since the 1960s.Yet outcomes for those with mental illness, from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, have not improved for decades. Is this because we have the wrong diagnoses? Might neuroscience provide more precise descriptions and therefore more effective treatment? Or is mental health too complex for us to understand it in mere…
Advance HE has issued a comprehensive new guide: “Religion and Belief: supporting inclusion of staff and students in higher education and colleges" to higher education institutions across the UK, and colleges in Scotland.
The guidance examines a full range of engagements with students, staff and beyond the campus in areas such as access, recruitment and civic responsibilities, providing detailed recommendations which institutions may wish to consider when…Continue
This special Welfare Rights feature was inspired by discussions with people attempting to navigate the welfare system and has been developed by co-editor Ria Dylan and Danny Taggart.
Asylum 25.3 presents a series of articles that reflect the despair, illness and worse that people have…Continue
This role will support the development and coordination of a national student mental health research network, including a Student-led Research Team, ensuring strong stakeholder engagement across the network activities.…Continue
SMaRteN is a national research network funded by UK Research and Innovation, led by King's College London, focusing on Student Mental Health in Higher Education. Working with researchers with a range of expertise and key stakeholders across the Higher Education sector, its aim is to improve the understanding of student mental health.
MITUK’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for fundamentally re-thinking theory and practice in the field of mental health in the UK, and promoting positive change.Continue
Exploring Experience has been developed, by the Department of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, 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. Its creators have…Continue
Mad in Asia is an online platform whose primary mission is to contribute to changing the narrative about madness and mental distress.
Mad in Asia hopes to showcase narratives that are contextually relevant for the Asia region that focus on the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities as well as challenge the dominance of western biomedical psychiatry and clinical psychology. Led by persons with psychosocial disabilities from Asian countries and in collaboration with…Continue
Community Open Online Courses (COOCs) are an opportunity for people to share their passions, ideas and knowledge with each other. What learning is created is down to you, the users. Learning is most enjoyable when it is taught by those with enthusiasm and a desire to share what they know. The word ‘courses’ is loosely used, there are no exams, no tests, no qualifications required. The aim is to get people from all parts of the community to generate learning opportunities and to share…Continue