October 2015 Blog Posts (15)

What works: effective dementia training and education - SURVEY

The "What Works" programme has been commissioned by the Department of Health, on behalf of Health Education England and is supported by Skills…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 29, 2015 at 18:19 — No Comments

Biographical Archive of Psychiatry

This archive provides information on the life and work
of historical figures in the field of psychiatry. It presents short biographies and biograms of professionals, psychiatric users and their relatives.

A participatory historical research project of Hochschule Niederrhein’s Faculty of Applied Social Sciences.

Visit the archive

Added by Jill Anderson on October 26, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Re-imagining professionalism in mental health: towards co-production - ESRC seminar series

This ESRC seminar series focuses on developing new approaches to professionalism in mental health. Its starting point is that professionalism should be informed by the principle of authentic power-sharing between service users, carers and professionals.

Register now for Seminar 1: on Democratic professionalism and mental health.  To be held at the University of Leeds on Tues 5 January 2016. Attendance is free, please register by 10 December. Travel bursaries available.…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 22, 2015 at 13:07 — No Comments

Voices of a Patient: a poem by Philip Sheridan

Philip Sheridan wrote Voices of a Patient in November 2014. He felt inspired to write the poem from the conversations he had with and heard from his peers in the Patient | Carer Community (PCC) based at Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME), University of Leeds. …


Added by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2015 at 19:42 — No Comments

Mental Capacity Act - Learning Resources

Providing guidance for adult social care workers on the MCA and how it relates to their continuing professional development.  The guidance documents are designed to be used by social workers at all levels, from front line practitioners to senior social workers, social work supervisors and managers, to support them to deliver the best outcomes for the people with whom they work.…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 13, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Psycho-social therapies and care environments: special interest group.

This is an open forum for Oral History Society members, to explore the intersections, divergences, and shared worlds of oral history, psycho-social therapies, and therapeutic and care environments.

Find out more

Added by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2015 at 10:29 — No Comments

Peer Involvement and Leadership in Early Intervention in Psychosis Services: new guide

The goal of this US guide is to provide a range of different stakeholders with information and best practices for peer support and leadership in early intervention for psychosis (EIP) services. This document includes many concrete examples of exemplary or innovative services, projects and individuals.  A comprehensive appendix of resources is offered at the end. 



Added by Jill Anderson on October 8, 2015 at 21:10 — No Comments

Universities and engagement - new book

Universities and Engagement is a timely and insightful book that examines what universities can contribute to their communities and economies through lifelong learning, a topic which is of increasing importance to Higher Education Institutions across the world.…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 5, 2015 at 16:41 — No Comments

Education as Social Construction: Contributions to Theory, Research and Practice

Editors: Thalia Dragonas, Kenneth J. Gergen, Sheila McNamee, Eleftheria Tseliou

Drawing from the rich array of ideas and practices surrounding social constructionist theory, the present volume showcases work from a variety of different cultural settings in education. This demonstrates how constructionist initiatives in education can be successfully shared across national boundaries. More important, we come to see how ideas and practices can be re-formed as they…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 5, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Harmful Societies: understanding social harm

While the notion of social harm has long interested critical criminologists it is now being explored as an alternative field of study, which provides more accurate analyses of the vicissitudes of life. However, important aspects of this notion remain undeveloped, in particular the definition of social harm, the question of responsibility and the methodologies for studying harm. This book, the first to theorise and define the social harm concept beyond criminology, seeks to address these…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 2, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Social Innovation Sandpit - 'warm up' event

HEFCE and the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) are holding a warm-up event to set out…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 2, 2015 at 10:24 — No Comments

Depression Delusion: Volume One - new book

For 50 years the public have been told that brain chemical imbalances occur in depression. This “fact” is, in Terry Lynch's view, a falsehood.  It meets psychiatry’s own criteria for a delusion, and - having been systematically promoted by powerful vested interests - has had major adverse consequences for global mental health. Lynch draws on over 30 years experience as a physician, psychotherapist, author and mental activist, to present what he sees as a more accurate way of…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 2, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Another twinkle in the eye - latest book by Elaine Hanzak

This book is about the contemplation of a further pregnancy after perinatal mental illness.  It includes first person accounts, self-help advice, the latest research and evidence in the field and a resource pack.  The book builds on Elaine Hanzak's first book - Eyes without Sparkle - and is produced in an easy to read and accessible format. 

Find out…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 2, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Rocks in my pockets: an animated film about women and depression

A poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival. Based on true events about five women of the filmmaker's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and madness.

“'With ‘Rocks In My Pockets,’ Signe Baumane presents a sharp, surprising and funny animated feature, plumbing the depths of depression via her family history. Guided by Ms. Baumane’s almost musically accented voice-over, this hand-drawn debut feature is based upon the…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2015 at 19:47 — No Comments

Inspire to succeed - transforming teaching and learning in health and social care: Call for Papers

The HEA's annual Health and Social Care conference  will be held in Glasgow on 24-25 February 2016.  How can we inspire, support and share excellent practice in Health and Social Care teaching and learning? 

Call for papers: deadline 10 December…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2015 at 17:00 — 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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