Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
The WritersDiet Test is a diagnostic tool that assesses whether your sentences are flabby or fit. Take the test and work on making your writing lean and comprehensible! See also guide to zombie nouns, and Helen Sword's book Stylish…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on February 28, 2013 at 19:05 — No Comments
Criminology staff at the University of Chester are currently compiling a 'Dictionary of Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk' and have some dictionary entries that have not yet been allocated an author.
They would be interested to hear from practitioners, academics and researchers if they are interested in contributing their expertise to this publication. Each entry is no more than 500 words in length and a list of available titles and…
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Link to blog posting and journal article here.
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We are pleased to confirm our keynote speakers:
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In Passion and Paranoia, Charlotte Bloch sets out to explore the socio-emotional world of the university, primarily through interviews with Danish academics at various stages of their careers. Academia is rarely viewed through the prism of emotion and this book offers insights into facets of the everyday lives of scholars that, although familiar, are seldom openly discussed.…Continue
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Content taken from Mark Carrigan's blog here.
There is a name for those under- and precariously employed, but actively working, academics in today’s society: the para-academic.
Para-academics mimic academic practices so they are liberated from the confines of the university. Our work, and our lives, reflect how the idea of a…Continue
The Second International Conference Exploring the Multi-dimensions of Well-being, presented by Birmingham City University, will take place on 24-25 July 2013.
Well-being 2011 drew a diverse audience from different disciplines, sectors and organisations ranging from the environment, social, health, arts and humanities, including architects, landscape architects, health and community workers, City Councils, NHS Trusts, community and housing organisations, research councils, and…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on February 23, 2013 at 11:33 — No Comments
The details for the implementation of tariffs for education and training have been announced. Moving to a tariff based system for education and training will enable a national approach to the funding of all clinical placements (both medical and non medical) and postgraduate medical programmes to support a level playing field between providers.
The Department of Health (DH) has been working with stakeholders since 2008 to develop the tariffs and this included a sample costing exercise…Continue
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The HEA Journal of Health and Social Care Education has issued a call for papers. The new editor is in the process of shifting the journal from its current position and scope by widening the international readership and submission, moving towards both a greater degree of focus in the kinds of submissions they are looking for, and a greater range. By the time of the publication of the Autumn issue this will be a fully peer-reviewed, online journal with articles grouped and…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on February 21, 2013 at 13:10 — No Comments
Even though most people diagnosed with schizophrenia are willing and able to work, this group encounters one of the lowest employment rates among all disadvantaged groups. Only 8% of people diagnosed with schizophrenia are currently in employment. This Work Foundation report examines the impact of 'schizophrenia' on an individual's ability to enter or remain in the labour market, outlining how such barriers can be addressed by policymakers, employers, healthcare professionals as well as…Continue
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The 10th ENMESH International Conference will be held on October 3 – 5, 2013 in Verona (Italy). The deadline for abstracts is 31 March. The conference theme will be “Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services: Therapeutic, organisational and economic challenges”.
Mental health services throughout Europe are experiencing a period of profound change, driven by continuing challenges to public health and political…
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A flexible and innovative part-time course - run by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust - that enables qualified social work professionals to pursue advanced professional development closely related to their own current practice, management or training experience. The programme emphasises learning from student’s own experience, as well as theorisation and research skills. Social workers with all service user groups and from all sectors attend this programme. Many students on this…Continue
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Scottish Recovery Network and Edinburgh Napier University are pleased to announce a new joint venture.
Allison Alexander, Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University will be joining the SRN staff team as an Honorary Educational Consultant. Allison will provide educational advice and expertise to current and future SRN projects and undertake work looking at how recovery is currently taught to mental health…Continue
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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…Continue
In December 2012, the Higher Education Academy [HEA] Health and Social Care Cluster launched a network relating to Patient and Public Involvement and Service User engagement. The first meeting of the network was attended by a range of people with an interest in this area including service users, academics, students and representatives from the third sector. The group decided on a name to reflect the diversity and purpose of the group: LEN – Lived Experience Network.
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Twelve people contributed to the chat today. Discussion ranged widely and included: networking for Approved Mental Health Professional training programme leads; survivor/service user and carer involvement in clinical psychology training; evaluating survivor/service users' experience of involvement in education; encouraging third sector staff and service users to write about education and training; getting HE research in to practice; creating space in academic life for things that are…Continue
This looks like an interesting initiative. . .
We are living in times when nothing short of global cooperation can successfully address the dire problems developing in the world today. Education provides the most promising path toward building “a global culture of cooperation,” a culture that advances the principles of mutual respect, equality in dignity, unity and diversity, and environmental stewardship, the progenitors of lasting peace.
We have come to believe that a…Continue
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A special issue of Feminism and Psychology has been published on the topic “DSM-5 and beyond: A critical feminist engagement with psychodiagnosis.” Jeanne Marecek and Nicola Gavey’s introduction to the special issue is available for free download here.
Service users' experiences of recovery under the 2008 Care Programme Approach
This study was set up by the Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with NSUN, and was conducted by Dorothy Gould, the project lead, and Sarah Yiannoullou, NSUN’s Managing Director. The study explored how effective service users find the Care Programme Approach in promoting recovery as they understand it.
Study participants were service users and survivors of 18 and above who have…Continue
The Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) database comprises summaries of the latest published research on a range of topics related to higher education. It is intended for use by policy-makers, academics and researchers in higher education.
The database is fully searchable by theme, publisher and date. It is free to register.
As a registered user you gain access to the full summaries and subscription options…Continue
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