Featured Blog Posts (21)

Action for Care Workers' Wellbeing

Yesterday, on World Mental Health Day (10 October 2018), Action for Care-Workers Wellbeing (ACW) was launched.

Facilitated by BASW, ACW is a collaborative network of professionals from the NHS and social care who represent a wide range of key UK caring professions (Nursing, General Practice, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work and Paramedics).

The group’s aim is to raise awareness of stress and burnout within the health and social care workforce, identify solutions, and propose…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 12, 2018 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Keeping Control - animation

IF BAD THINGS HAPPEN AND THEN YOU ARE NOT HELPED OR PROTECTED THAT MAKES IT MUCH WORSE

This animation was commissioned to disseminate the findings from a research project carried out at Middlesex…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 12, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

In an attempt to contribute to the discussion around mental health as a global health priority, the Special Rapporteur focuses on the right of everyone to mental health and some of the core challenges and opportunities, urging that the promotion of mental health be addressed for all ages in all settings. He calls for a shift in the paradigm, based on the recurrence of human rights violations in mental health settings, all too often affecting persons with intellectual, cognitive and…
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Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 10:02 — No Comments

Mental Health commissioning with migrant communities - new guide from MIND

This guide provides clear guidance on how to engage decision makers , locally and nationally, in mapping and meeting the needs of refugees within their communities who may otherwise remain invisible, with no voice or stake in the design or delivery of mental health services. It contains useful information about mental health and migration which will be of use to students across disciplines. …

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 10:12 — No Comments

Lancet-WPA report on the future of psychiatry

Psychiatry is on the cusp of major changes. It is time to look at where the specialty has been, where it is now, and to try to imagine its future. What will psychiatrists do, and how will this be delivered and financed? How will psychiatry’s relationship with society change? How must mental health laws adapt? Can psychiatry go digital? And how will psychiatrists of the future be trained?

The World Psychiatric Association and The Lancet Psychiatry have commissioned a team of…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 10:04 — No Comments

Research Councils Cross Disciplinary Strategy for Mental Health

The Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC and STFC) collectively have an interest in mental health research from a medical, biological, environmental, cultural, societal, technical and historical perspective. They have worked together to develop a crossdisciplinary research agenda, to articulate opportunities for cross-disciplinary working. This document is not a strategy for mental health research, nor is it trying to address the full scope of what is a broad field of…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 10:06 — No Comments

Antipsychiatry scholarship provokes debate: recent THE article

The world’s first scholarship in antipsychiatry has been recognised by the University of Toronto, and the news has been met with bafflement, interest and strongly worded debate.  

There is an intersting article about this in Times Higher Education.   READ IT HERE

Added by Jill Anderson on February 3, 2017 at 13:20 — No Comments

Mad Studies stream, Lancaster Disability Studies Conference - C4P

Lancaster Disability Studies conference: 6th-8th September, 2016

This conference brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and activists from around the world, to share and debate research, ideas and developments in disability studies.

2016 will see the second Mad Studies stream convened by Peter Beresford and Brigit McWade.

Since the publication of Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies(edited by Brenda A. LeFrançois,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 28, 2016 at 19:49 — No Comments

Counselling experiences of male victims of domestic violence - research study - call for participants

Researchers at the University of Sunderland are currently looking for participants to take part in a research study investigating the experiences of counselling for male victims of domestic violence in the UK. The study is funded by the University of Sunderland for this academic year, and all interviews need to be completed by the end of July as the funding ends then. Although we have been advertising the study through a number of partner agencies for 6-8 weeks, we have not received any…

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Added by Jeannette Roddy on March 11, 2016 at 17:51 — No Comments

UK Mental Health Service User and Carer Research Groups: a directory

UK Mental Health Service User and Carer Research Groups
A directory of groups of people involved in mental health research or that do research (published April 2015)…
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Added by Jill Anderson on June 5, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Mad World: An Exhibition on Sane People in Insane Situations

Art Exhibition at St Margaret’s House From 29th May to 21stJune

*** Official opening on 29 May from 6-9pm ***



Come along and to an art exhibition which aims to challenge the world to discover the insane. The exhibitions, which brings together work from a variety of artists, reveals perspectives on 'madness’ which are not commonly found in the rhetoric of the medical…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 24, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

IF YOU VISIT THE HUB. . . .

. . . please click the 'like' button on any items that you find interesting.  It will help with tailoring new entries to your needs. 

Added by Jill Anderson on April 2, 2015 at 9:27 — No Comments

Peer support - a shared journey: new film

To celebrate World Mental Health Day today, the Institute for Mental Health's Peer Support Training Team is delighted to launch their long awaited tandem-inspired film, highlighting the concept of a shared journey.

The film has been developed with fellow peers and colleagues from across the Country to promote the work that the training team is leading, in order to establish a national peer support network.

View the…

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Added by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2014 at 10:02 — No Comments

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 30, 2014 at 16:55 — No Comments

Interesting web link- arts, dementia and ageing

http://holeousia.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-ageing-stone/

Really interesting work on ageing, dementia and dsm.
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Added by Bill Penson on June 28, 2013 at 19:51 — No Comments

Open Dialogue

What would we give for a treatment for first-episode psychosis that led to a 90% reduction in the diagnosis of schizophrenia? In Western Lapland the mental health system achieves this with Open Dialogue, not drugs.

I've just finished watching Daniel Mackler's film, Open Dialogue and strongly recommend it for using in mental health teaching. Below is the blurb from the back of the video and it can be bought from wildtruth.net. 

From the DVD:

In…

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Added by Bob Sapey on July 17, 2013 at 14:14 — 2 Comments

HEA teaching development grants - departmental round.

Departmental teams can apply for up to £30,000 to fund projects that encourage cooperation between colleagues while enhancing learning and teaching.

Successful bids will include scope for long-term impact with opportunities for evaluation and dissemination.

Applications should relate to one of the main HEA themes: assessment and feedback, education for sustainability, employability, flexible learning, internationalisation, online learning, retention and success, reward and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on July 12, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

HEA student essay competition: Patient and Public Involvement in Higher Education

The Higher Education Academy (HEA), Health and Social Care Cluster (HSSC) encourages students to share their experiences of service user engagement and Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) in higher education in a number of ways via writing for publication, abstracts for posters at our conference, workshops and by becoming a member of a network for those with a special interest in PPI; the Lived Experience Network (LEN).

To encourage increased participation the cluster has launched…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 18, 2013 at 11:08 — 1 Comment

FORUM

The forum section on the mhhehub has been reorganised, and hopefully will now be easier to use.  See here.  The forum complements 'groups' which people have to elect to join, by bringing issues to the attention of the wider hub network.  It can also be used to post requests for information, offers of support or resources - and for general discussion on any topic linked to learning and teaching about mental health.

Added by Jill Anderson on February 6, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Blog Posts

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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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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