Jill Anderson's Blog – February 2015 Archive (5)

Understanding adjustments: supporting staff and students who are experiencing mental health difficulties

In UK higher education around 1 in 125 students (0.8%) and around 1 in 500 staff (0.2%) have disclosed a ‘mental health condition’ to their university. However, figures from the Department for Health indicate that a far higher number of adults in the UK population as a whole experience ‘mental health illness’.

This difference suggests mental health difficulties within the HE sector are currently under reported, with a large number of staff and students who are experiencing mental…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 15, 2015 at 21:02 — No Comments

Student Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education: Good Practice Guide

This guidance updates the Guidelines on Student Mental Health Policies and Procedures for Higher Education published in 2000 by taking account of the requirements of today’s students, the increasing diversity of higher education providers and the different policies and practices that have emerged across the four nations of the United Kingdom.

Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on February 15, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

Critical and Creative Approaches to Mental Health Practice

CCrAMHP meets montly at the Friends Meeting House in Lancaster.

Open to mental health practitioners, students, educators, service users and carers and others with an interest in engaging in discussion and debate, reciprocal learning and support.

  • Share critical and creative ideas and develop strategies for putting them into practice.
  • Hear invited speakers on topics that can help to shape such practice.

The group meets from 6-8 pm on the last Monday…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 3, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

2015 Skellern Lecture and JPMHN Award Lecture

The University of Nottingham will be hosting the 2015 Skellern Lecture and the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Lifetime Achievement Award (JPMHN) lecture on 11 June 2015 at the Institute of Mental Health.

These awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievement in mental health nursing each year.

Marion Janner OBE, founder of Star Wards, has been named as the recipient of the 2015 JPMHN Lifetime Achievement Award, and she will be presented with her…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 3, 2015 at 18:32 — No Comments

Improving Young People's Health and Wellbeing: a framework for public health

The Framework has been developed as a resource to enable local areas in the delivery of their public health role for young people. It poses questions for councillors, health and wellbeing boards, commissioners, providers and education and learning settings to help them support young people to be healthy and to improve outcomes for young people.

Alongside the framework, PHE has set up a free dedicated section on its…

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Added by Jill Anderson on February 3, 2015 at 18:27 — 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…

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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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