Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
Mark Brown (@markoneinfour) has collected together some of the questions and worries for mental health as a sector and for those that experience mental health difficulties posed by June 23rd’s EU referendum vote.
See also this article by Jay Watts: …Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on June 29, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments
LEN is an international network of people with a shared interest in patient & public involvement (PPI) in higher education. It was set up in July 2012 by Jools Symons, who continues to lead the network. It has 188 Members from 83 Institutions across 6 countries.
Next meeting: 30 June 2016, 9.30-3.00pm, Wolverhampton. See here for how to book.
Future meetings: December 2016…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on June 14, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments
The New Mental Health was defined by Mark Brown in a keynote speech to the Asia Pacific Conference on Mental Health in 2012.
The New Mental Health is not so much a movement, but a broad range of projects, organisations and services that are moving in similar directions.
Broadly, the defining characteristics of the new mental health are:
Added by Jill Anderson on June 12, 2016 at 9:26 — No Comments
Is anyone aware of any training/clinical resources on the intersections between psychosis, culture/race and trauma? If so, please respond with a comment below.
In 2010, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published the findings of a national project exploring the views of mental services users/survivors and disabled people about how they felt mental health issues were understood in society and how they themselves understood them,Towards a Social Model of Madness and Distress?. This highlighted that most participants felt that a medical model dominated both public and professional thinking and that this was stigmatising and unhelpful and that further…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on June 8, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments
Does your library subscribe to Asylum? Do you? Do your students?
See here for…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on June 8, 2016 at 12:35 — No Comments
How we talk about ourselves matters. Whether we choose to name our emotions and experiences using the language of mental health professionals, academics, faith communities, healers, physicians, or others reflects how we see ourselves and view the world. There are many ways in which people wind up receiving mental health treatments/interventions. This can include psychotherapy and hospitals but for many of us may also come from interactions with pastors, physicians, school officials,…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on June 6, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments
Mental health social workers are being sought, to take part in an international research project: ‘Family Complexity in Social Work’? This would involve a couple of focus groups of between 4-8 people (which take about 1 hour and use a fictitious case to stimulate discussion about the work), or one-to-one interviews (which take about 45 minutes). No confidential data will be sought.
Added by Jill Anderson on June 5, 2016 at 12:29 — No Comments
While there has been considerable and welcome attention in the area of dementia over recent years, the mental health of people in later life, and specifically the complex relationship between dementia and mental health problems, is a neglected area in public discourse, policy and service provision.
This Mental Health Foundation report explores the relationship between dementia, mental health and mental health problems.
The main finding of this review is that…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on June 2, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments
In this book, Marcus Evans argues that in addition to providing a helpful treatment for patients who suffer from serious psychological difficulties, psychoanalytic thinking can also help mental health staff develop a better understanding of their patients and complement other ways of thinking about mental disturbance.
Working with people with mental illness can be rewarding and enlightening. It can also be disturbing, frightening, boring, frustrating, anxiety provoking and…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on June 2, 2016 at 13:51 — No Comments