Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
A number of organisations have come together under the banner of Mental Wealth Foundation to challenge the coercive strategies the current regime has used since it came to power as part of the coalition in 2010
To gain a better understanding of these issues The Mental Health Resistance Network recently produced this film entitled Psychocompulsion and Workfare.
See also 'Bin…Continue
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Since 2014, British Universities and Collegest Sport (BUCS) has been working with Student Minds to develop a package of support which can be offered to universities across the country, using sport as a tool to support mental wellbeing. A training programme has been piloted and is now being expanded. It is currently being delivered to equip HE sport staff to deliver and cascade a mental health training module to their own university clubs and sports teams.…Continue
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This book prioritises the perspectives of queer young people, including those who have experience of self-harming or feeling suicidal. Presenting analysis based on research carried out with young people both online and face-to-face, the authors offer a critical perspective on the role of norms in the production of self-harming and suicidal youth.
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The Alzheimer’s Society has funded eight Doctoral Training Centres to help to increase knowledge and build capacity in dementia research. TANDEM is the Doctoral Training Centre that has been funded to explore The Arts and Dementia. It is a partnership between the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester and the Centre for…Continue
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Public attitudes towards inequality are complex. People generally believe that some occupations should be paid more than others. But they also believe that the gap between the highest and lowest paid is too great. Many members of the public appear to feel that inequality is inevitable and that there is little chance of reducing it. Media portrayals of poverty reinforce stereotypes of people living in poverty as ‘scroungers’. They maintain myths, such as “Poverty only exists because people…Continue
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Somatosphere is collaborative website covering the intersections of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural psychiatry, psychology and bioethics. mhhe recently featured on it.
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I have recently received this query from an AMHP programme lead. Does anyone have any thoughts to share?
"How are other AMHP programmes managing to financially support user and carer involvement? We are not able to access the money to support user involvement that comes from the DoH as part of qualifying social work training as AMHP is post qualifying - and of course this is likely to end anyway. There is also less money available within the university.
This is having an…Continue
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The University of Surrey will be hosting a two-day Symposium (11th/12th July 2016) on ‘The meanings of recovery: A dialogue across the sociologies of mental health, physical illness, injury and addiction’. Confirmed speakers/workshop conveners include Diana Rose, Sarah Nettleton, Hilary Thomas, Sarah Earthy, Ewen Speed, Graham Scambler, Iain Wilkinson, Emma Wincup, Jim Roe, Paul Stoneman. Dr Lynne Friedli will also give a public lecture on the evening of the 11th.…Continue
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This is an evolving collection of links, on bundlr, aiming to support learning and teaching about depression.
Please contribute other helpful resources.
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In 1961, when Franco Basaglia arrived outside the grim walls of the Gorizia asylum, on the Italian border with Yugoslavia, it was a place of horror, a Bedlam for the mentally sick and excluded, redolent of Basaglia’s own wartime experience inside a fascist gaol. Patients were frequently restrained for long periods, and therapy was largely a matter of electric and insulin shocks. The corridors stank, and for many of the interned the doors were locked for life. This was a concentration…Continue
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Asylum magazine is a forum for free debate, open to anyone with an interest in psychiatry or mental health. The magazine is not-for-profit and run by a collective of unpaid volunteers. This issue is the first of the year in which Asylum celebrates being 30.
The summer issue is planned as a collection of perceptions from people active in the field. If you would like to contribute material,…Continue
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Links to photographic resources that may be of use in learning and teaching about mental health.
Journal of Public Mental Health (JPMH) focuses on the research, policy and practice that put mental well-being at the heart of the public health agenda. JPMH provides a double blind peer-reviewed forum for dissemination and debate on all aspects of public mental health.
This international interdisciplinary journal welcomes contributions from all sectors involved in public mental health and covers:
Woody Caan has posed the question:
'How can we incorporate more Mental Health Promotion into professional programmes?'
England has particular problems of inequality. For example, at least 10% of its children grow up with economic and social disadvantages (that is over 1 million young people), with devastating impacts on their mental health and wellbeing. Farmer’s…Continue
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Can you describe a complex topic using only the thousand most common English words? It's harder than it looks.
This resource may be helpful - for both educators and students - in finding straightforward ways to communicate ideas, both verbally and in writing.
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Here is the challenge: Do one or more of the following. . .
- briefly answer the question: 'what brings you here?' Say something about why you are a member of the hub, for example, or a particular query you would like an answer to. . .
- share a blog post. You might, for example, say something about the teaching you are involved with, or a resource you have found helpful. . .
- add an event that you…Continue
In 2016 the Joint Social Work Education Conference celebrates that which unifies us: Global and UK perspectives on generic social work education, research and practice.
Proposals for paper presentations, symposia, workshops/interactive sessions, or posters/exhibits are welcome. Proposal ideas that extend beyond…Continue
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As part of Mens’ Health Week 2016,…Continue
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