Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
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,…Continue
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Voices of Madness, Centre for Health Histories, University of Huddersfield, 15th- 16th Sept 2016
In the thirty years since Roy Porter called on historians to lower their gaze so that they might better understand patient-doctor roles in the past, historians have sought to place the voices of previously, silent, marginalised and disenfranchised individuals at the heart of their analyses. Contemporaneously, the development of service user groups and patient consultations have become an…Continue
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'There’s so much pressure on us to be always rational, calm and sensible: it’s time also to say a word about the essential normality of a little madness'. Animated film produced by the School of Life, in association with Artrake studio.
Please use comments box to share any reactions, or how you plan to make use of this in teaching. . .
Critical Suicidology: Transforming Suicide Research and Prevention for the 21st Century
Edited by Jennifer White, Ian Marsh,Michael J. Kral & Jonathan Morris
"This powerful book presents a convincing and rigorous critique of the limitations of the dominant biomedical paradigm. By bringing together scholars, practitioners, and those who have been affected by suicide, it offers new ways to think about suicide that do not pathologize…Continue
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This page lists current courses in Mad Studies
For definitions of Mad Studies see here.
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A new report sets out the potential benefits of patient- and community-focused approaches to health and care.
Funded by NHS England and led by Nesta and the Health Foundation, At the heart of health: Realising the value of people and communities brings together a wide range of approaches that aim to support individuals…
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The Collaborating Centre has been set up to support the development of values-based practice through shared learning. Based at St Catherine’s College in Oxford the Centre brings together a wide range of individuals and organisations working on different aspects of values-based practice around the world. Although originating primarily in mental health and social care a particular aim of the Collaborating Centre is to support extension of values-based approaches to other…Continue
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‘Insight In Mind’ vividly demonstrates how it feels to experience highs and lows, through the use of poetry, visual imagery, photography, animation and music; taking the viewer on an emotional and informative journey. The 14 poetic pieces are interwoven with the voices of survivors and carers, talking openly about their experiences, married with artworks contributed from mental health survivors.
The aim of the project was to enable carers, health professionals, family and friends to…Continue
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RiPfA has published three new resources on the topics of: enablement in dementia; legal literacy in social care; and risk enablement. These bring together the latest evidence to support learning and develop practice across these areas. There is also an updated resource which reflects the changes to safeguarding brought about by the Care Act 2014.…Continue
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This recently published report concludes that the administrative elements of care co-ordination reduce opportunities for recovery-focused and personalised work. The research indicates few shared understandings of recovery, which may limit shared goals. Conversations on risk appeared to be neglected and assessments kept from service users. This study suggests that a reluctance to engage in dialogue about risk management may work against opportunities for positive risk-taking as part of…Continue
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The Art of Conversation includes sections on the myths and the signs of suicide, spotting the signs and helping, and advice on starting difficult conversations.
It aims to help the reader to be a good listener, details training courses and includes other available resources that are in place across Scotland and the rest of the UK.…
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A report published today (9 February 2016) shows that taking part in nature-based activities helps people who are suffering from mental ill-health and can contribute to a reduction in levels of anxiety, stress, and depression.
The report A review of nature-based interventions for mental health care suggests making greater use of ‘green care’ to help people suffering from mental…Continue
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The heart of this report is a framework, an approach groups can use to engage in a response to violence against people with psychiatric disabilities in their communities. The psychiatric survivor anti-violence framework, as conceived by a working group of the Psychiatric Disability Anti-violence Coalition (PDAC), is intended to provide guidelines in which to respond to and address the various forms of violence experienced by persons with a psychiatric disability, in particular those who are…Continue
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The National Institute for Health Research has created these pages to give children and young people an understanding of research, why it is important and how they can find out more.
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Linda Gask - author of the Other Side of Silence - talking on video about her experiences of depression, therapy and anti-depressants.
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Educational Research by Phil Wood and Joan Smith blends together discussion of some of the main concepts and knowledge concerning educational research with some basic frameworks and approaches for completing your own projects. Research can play an important role in offering ideas and insights into educational issues, but it should always be understood and utilised through the filter of professional values and judgement. This book is suitable for those with little or no research…Continue
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People, Place and Policy is an online journal providing a forum for academic debate around issues of urban policy, social and economic regeneration, housing and the labour market.
Articles deal with the situations and experiences of people and places struggling to negotiate the opportunities, constraints and risks within contemporary society.
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