Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
This Icarus project handbook may be of interest to educators, students, practitioners and the people they support.
When you or someone close to you goes into crisis, it can be the scariest thing to ever happen. You don’t know what to do, but it seems like someone’s life might be at stake or they might get locked up, and everyone around is getting stressed and panicked. Most people have either been there themselves or know a friend who has been there. Someone’s personality starts to…Continue
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A recent psychology graduate is developing a storytelling and mental health platform with the ultimate aim of curating a museum exhibition. Soul relics Museum is a platform for…Continue
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In 2011, Eric, diagnosed schizophrenic, faced a critical choice - whether to comply with traditional mental health treatment or follow his own path to wellness. Eric’s doctors want to medicate him for his own protection...but after eight years of psych meds, Eric wants to refuse drugs he believes may harm him.
With extraordinary access, CRAZY explores both sides of the story. Eric, his father and his attorney argue passionately for Eric’s right to make his own medical decisions.…Continue
Publisher's blurb: 'In order to work effectively with people with personality disorders it is important that Mental Health Social Workers (MHSWs) have a clear understanding of trauma and its impact on the person. It is also important that they have good relational skills and the support of the team and organisation. Drawing on an analysis of the similarities (and differences) in service user and MHSWs’ perspectives, the book outlines the further skills, knowledge and conditions that…Continue
From Mad in America: 'Åsgård psychiatric hospital in Tromsø, Norway is a rather tired-looking facility, its squat buildings mindful of institutional architecture from the Cold War era, and in terms of its geographic location, it could hardly be located further from the centers of western psychiatry. Tromsø lies 215 miles north of the Arctic Circle, with tourists coming during the winter months to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Yet it is in this…Continue
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In Committed, psychiatrists Dinah Miller and Annette Hanson offer a thought-provoking and engaging account of the controversy surrounding involuntary psychiatric care in the United States. They bring the issue to life with first-hand accounts from patients, clinicians, advocates, and opponents. Looking at practices such as seclusion and restraint, involuntary medication, and involuntary electroconvulsive therapy―all within the context of civil rights―Miller and…Continue
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International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare (IJHRH) is a double-blind peer reviewed journal with a unique practical approach to promoting equality, inclusion and human rights in health and social care. The journal explores what is currently known about international discrimination and disadvantage, with a focus on issues influencing the health of populations. Content considers the social determinants of health, equity and interventions that help to overcome barriers…Continue
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The movement 'Reclaiming Our University' has written a Manifesto to reclaim the academic world and reshape it in a more communal sense. Further details are HERE.
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The list is for the communication and exchange of information on workshops, conferences, call for papers, jobs, books, articles, films, blogs and websites related to global health and its study by critically-minded scholars in the social sciences and humanities.
AnswerGarden is a minimalistic feedback tool. Use it in the classroom as an educational tool or at work as a creative brainstorming tool. Post it in a tweet or you can embed it on your website or blog to use it as a poll or guestbook.
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This issue is the second in atwo-part series highlighting new and original work on the theme of Mad Studies – inspired by the second Mad Studies stream at the Lancaster Disability Studies conference in September 2016 .
'It must be a sign of the times. Mad Studies comes of rage? This would have been music to the ears of Robert Dellar (1964–2016), friend…Continue
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Normalising spiritual experiences is fundamentally a Human Rights issue.
Article 9 of the Human Rights Act states a right to Freedom of thought, belief and Religion. And yet certain spiritual beliefs are still being pathologised as mental illness.
The inclusion in the DSM-IV (1994; Diagnostic and statistical manual) of a diagnostic category called “Religious or Spiritual Problem” was heralded as a significant breakthrough. It was intended as an acknowledgment…Continue
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First published in 2005, and now extensively updated and with a new title, The Handbook of Person-Centred Therapy and Mental Health challenges the use of psychiatric diagnoses and makes a powerful case for the effectiveness of person-centred approaches as the alternative way to work with people who would otherwise be diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. This second edition captures the significant changes in recent years in how mental health and ill health is conceptualised and…Continue
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An evolving index of 'untranslatable' words related to wellbeing from across the world's languages.
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During her graduate studies in social work at Ryerson University in Canada last year, Lois Didyk did a research project called Centering Sanism – Stories & Visions for Mad Positive Mental Health. Essentially, this was an academic representation of her real-life process of decolonizing* the way she thinks about, and practices, her community mental health work.
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This new edition of a bestselling textbook has been edited by Mary Chambers. See here for further details and below for the chapter titles.
Section 1: Aspects of mental health nursing
1 The nature…
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This practical guide tackles the important issues of spirituality in health care, emphasising the role of organisations in developing a culture of leadership and management that facilitates spiritual care. Spirituality is a central part of holistic care that addresses physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of care in an integrated way.
The chapters are written by experts in their fields, pitched at the practitioner level rather than addressing ‘spirituality’ as a purely…Continue
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Reimagining professionalism in mental health: towards co-production - a seven part ESRC seminar series - has focused onon developing new approaches to professionalism in mental health.
Each seminar has focused on a particular topic: the first two seminars set the scene with a focus on co-production and democratic professionalism and on people's lived experience of co-production.
The seminars which followed considered how changes to practice, policy and education in mental…Continue
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Supported by Arts Council England, Change Makers
Monday 24 April, 19.00 – 20.30 and Tuesday 25 April, 10.30 – 16.30
The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE
The Art House is inviting applications from artists and writers with lived experience of mental distress to join artist sean burn for an unreliable narrator tour on Tuesday 25 April, as part of his residency at The Art House. Starting at The Art House,…Continue
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