June 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Re-imagining supervision

Went to a fascinating workshop at Lancaster University last week - based around the PhD thesis of Tracy Dryden . Her ethnographic doctoral study explored in minute detail the processes which could both support or weaken nurses' confidence in their own professional  knowledge practices.

A number of speakers presented related work.

See here for further details:…


Added by Jill Anderson on June 28, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Latest mhhe ebulletin - mhhenews33

Here is a link to the June 2011 issue of mhhenews - a bimonthly ebulletin produced by the Mental Health in HIgher Education project.  It includes information about events, recent publications, funding opportunities and other items of interest (hopefully!)  to those involved in learning and teaching about mental health:



Added by Jill Anderson on June 20, 2011 at 12:23 — No Comments


 I'm not sure if this is ablog link but it is the name of a group that might be of interst to this group. It is the psychosis and spirituality group, hosted by Isabel Clark, a psychologist who works in Southampton The group is by request rather than entirely open.Joining seems to be a formality- A "Why are you here?" question is asked.

The aim of the group is to think about mental illness-and psychosis in particular-from a non-medical and broadly…


Added by Terry Burridge on June 16, 2011 at 17:05 — 1 Comment

New resource sheet: developing emotional intelligence, resilience and skills for maintaining personal wellbeing

mhhe and the HEA subject centre for social policy and social work (SWAP) have recently produced a resource sheet: 'Developing emotional intelligence, resilience and skills for maintaining personal wellbeing in students of health and social care'.  I am attaching it here and hope you find it helpful.  Feedback welcome.



Added by Jill Anderson on June 14, 2011 at 13:23 — No Comments

Voice hearing bibliography

I would like to share this annotated bibliography and some book reviews which I have produced for students to use. 


Added by Bob Sapey on June 1, 2011 at 11:09 — No Comments

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QMU launches the world's first Masters in Mad Studies

Posted by Jill Anderson on December 1, 2020 at 11:50 0 Comments

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh is launching the world’s first master’s degree in Mad Studies. The MSc Mad Studies course is primarily a course for graduates with lived experience of mental health issues. It has been hailed by a leading international Mad Studies academic as the most exciting piece of curriculum development in the last 20 years!

Mad Studies is a recognised academic discipline that explores the knowledge and actions that have grown…


Unlearning through Mad Studies: disruptive pedagogical praxis

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 26, 2020 at 19:00 0 Comments

Medical discourse currently dominates as the defining framework for madness in educational praxis. Consequently, ideas rooted in a mental health/illness binary abound in higher learning, as both curriculum content and through institutional procedures that reinforce structures of normalcy. While madness, then, is included in university spaces, this inclusion proceeds in ways that continue to pathologize madness and disenfranchise mad people.

This paper offers Mad…


Stepchange: mentally healthy universities

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:48 0 Comments

Earlier this year, UUK published a refreshed version of its strategic framework, Stepchange: mentally healthy universities, calling on universities to prioritise the mental health of their students and staff by taking a whole university approach to mental health.

The Stepchange approach and shared set of principles inform the …


Think Ahead gets funding to boost its intake.

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:41 0 Comments

Fast-track mental health social work provider Think Ahead will expand its intake by 60% from next year following a government funding boost of at least £18m.

The Department of Health and Social Care has agreed a contract with Think Ahead to increase the number of trainees for its 2021 and 2022 cohorts from 100 to 160, with…


Transforming Mental Health Social Work videos

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:39 0 Comments

Health Education England has commissioned 11 videos centered on real-life experience of specialists in the social work field.

See the video playlist.

Transforming mental health social work - conference report

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:37 0 Comments

In February 2020 Health Education England and Skills for Care put on two major conferences about the role and development of mental health social work. 

Download the conference report.

Leadership in mental health social work - web pages

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:33 0 Comments

A section of the Skills for Care website has been developed for mental health social workers and AMHPs

View the web pages here.

Social work education and training in mental health, addictions and suicide: a scoping review protocol

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:29 1 Comment

Social workers are among the largest group of professionals in the mental health workforce and play a key role in the assessment of mental health, addictions and suicide. Most social workers provide services to individuals with mental health concerns, yet there are gaps in research on social work education and training programmes. The objective of this open access scoping review is to examine literature on social work education and training in mental health, addictions and…


Mental health nurse education: perceptions, access and the pandemic

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:25 0 Comments

With World Mental Health Day this Saturday, a new Nuffield Trust report discusses how more people might be attracted to apply to study mental health nursing, and the reasons why they might currently be less likely to do so.

Co-author Claudia Leone picks out some  key findings.

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