Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
"Creative Responses to Difficult Times"
Fantastic new special issue of Asylum Magazine out now!
"In our work around psychological life and its difficulties, we also
want to prioritise the ordinary resources and creativity that people
bring to the task of making meaning of their experience...."
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This is a unique and important initiative. It is an Australian consumer led research program that has engaged with people who have experienced seclusion, have been involved in review of practice, and have shaped and developed the policy for this component of the ACT mental health service.
The report describes the research processes, and the engagement with the challenges of seclusion, it is a ‘beacon’ for those who experience a mental illness, those who provide their care and for…
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In2014, to address the GMC's avowed aim that “Tomorrow's doctors will] continually and systematically reflect on practice…" (GMC 2009), Pilgrim Projects/Patient Voices created and ran module at Kings College London, based on their earlier work at the University of Leicester Medical School (www.patientvoices.org.uk/lssc.htm) to provide a group of third-year medical students with the opportunity, environment, support and skills with which…Continue
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"With three-quarters of adult mental disorders in evidence by the age of 21, effective early intervention can be essential in preventing the development of ill health and disability'
Working with children and young people can be complicated. When problems arise, adults need to have information that they trust at hand. This gives them confidence to swiftly make the right decision for those in their care. The evidence shows that when mental health problems are…Continue
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The MSc Mental Health and Education programme at the University of the WEst of Scotland is an innovative new subject discipline providing an interdisciplinary programme based on expertise from across the School of Education and the School of Health. A prime focus of the programme is on the nature of mental health in learning, teaching and training environments and how this might impact on learners, leaders of learning and other disciplinary groups such as psychologists, health professionals…Continue
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People's History Museum, Manchester: 2 April to 6 July 2014
This fascinating exhibition reveals the legislative history relating to the treatment of people described as ‘Furiously Mad’ in a legal document in 1714 – through to the more recent treatment of the ‘mentally ill’.
Pool Arts have been working on this Heritage Lottery funded exhibition, researching both mental health law and policy, whilst also developing their own…Continue
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CEP exists 'to communicate the evidence of the damaging effects of psychiatric drugs and treatments in the UK to the people and institutions that can make a difference. This evidence shows that psychiatric drugs, portrayed as useful and effective by many areas of the medical profession, can cause considerable harm to many patients, particularly when taken long term'. Its members include psychiatrists, academics, withdrawal support charities and others who are deeply…Continue
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To recognise and celebrate successful partnership working between staff and students, the HEA is calling for applications for two partnership awards, one of which is jointly awarded with the National Union of Students (NUS).
The first award, the HEA Student and Staff Partnership Award, invites joint submissions from staff and students who have worked together to effect change and enhance the student experience locally. This could be through a formal research or enhancement project, or…Continue
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This project aims to gain insights in to approaches to learning, teaching and assessment that promote and support the wellbeing of both staff and students, across all disciplines in higher education. Our primary focus is on the curriculum (and the role of those involved in its planning and delivery), rather than on student support services.
We are interested in approaches to curriculum planning, delivery and assessment which seek to:
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2014 Update produced by the NHS Confederation.
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Student Minds have identified Ten Grand Challenges in Student Mental Health:
1 Fear of being judged.
3 Finding the confidence to tell people you have a mental health problem or are
4 Mental Health Problems are seen as a weakness.
6 Finding the confidence to ask for help.
7 Slow and difficult process of referring students to specialist services.
8 Poor general understanding about mental health problems.
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Service user perspectives are often excluded from traditional approaches to risk assessment, which focus on professional views of risks and challenging behaviour. This manual takes a different approach; that of a human rights perspective. A human rights based approach (HRBA) to risk assessment balances the human rights of service users, their carers, and members of their communities. This is so we can, in effect, manage risk more positively. A HRBA looks at risk through a
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The Editors of the British Journal of Social Work invite submission of abstracts for this Special Issue to be guest edited by Dr Martin Webber (University of York) and Associate Professor Lynette Joubert (University of Melbourne):
Social Work and Recovery
People with mental health or substance misuse problems; women experiencing domestic violence; or families overcoming difficulties, for example, seek…
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This report of Tamasin Knight's Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship is now available online. The aim of the Fellowship was to visit a range of alternatives to conventional mental health services in the USA – focusing on those which are run and controlled by people with personal experiences of mental health problems.
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Adult social care works with some of the most disadvantaged people in society and social work has a tradition of inclusion, empowerment and anti-oppressive practice (Dominelli 2010). However, the reality is that a number of seldom heard groups experience aspects of mainstream, traditional social care provision as inaccessible or disempowering. Within the social care policy context of personalisation, adult social care and support needs to be more responsive to the increasing degrees of…Continue
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This report has been developed to give people with mental health problems and NGOs working in mental health a voice at the highest level. It reflects the experiences of NGOs from small, middle, and high income countries. It concludes that people with lived experiences of mental health problems, their families and wider civil society, alongside the NGOs, have a central role to play in transforming mental health services across the globe. …Continue
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