Jill Anderson's Blog – March 2018 Archive (12)

Integrating mental health and social care - does it work in practice?

In the second of the Centre for Mental Health’s series We need to talk about social care, Kim Woodbridge-Dodd looks at the integration of mental health and social care,  the benefits behind this and the challenges faced on the ground.

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:55 — No Comments

#socialcarefuture



#socialcarefuture is an initiative – voluntarily organised – which aims to bring about major positive change in what is currently called “social care”. Those involved will be citizens, people using public services and their families, workers and professionals, managers and politicians. #socialcarefuture is being steered by an informal group and is open to involvement from others wanting to offer ideas, skills and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:50 — No Comments

Beyond Closed Doors:

An exploration of UK alternatives to psychiatric hospitalisation for people in Mental Health Crisis. Filmed in 2002 by Bryony Rogers. 

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 22, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

A new vision for mental health

‘Have you ever wondered what mental healthcare would look like if, knowing what we know today, it could be redesigned from scratch? A New Vision for Mental Health is an innovative website that seeks to answer this question by taking a critical, informed and constructive look at the current mental health system. It explores ideas, insights and suggestions – from a wide range of individuals and organisations – that might, in time, lay the foundations for a new and quite different approach to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:55 — No Comments

Maintaining momentum: driving improvements in mental health care - new report

'Maintaining momentum' highlights failings in specialist mental health services in England, and the devastating toll this takes on patients and their families. 

The report's findings provide fresh impetus to deliver on the recommendations set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:54 — No Comments

Russel Razzaque talk on breakdown and spirituality

Dr. Russell Razzaque is a London-based psychiatrist with sixteen years’ experience in adult mental health. He is the author of Breaking Down is Waking Up. He has worked for a number of national and international organisations during his career including the University of Cambridge, the UK Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. He currently works in acute mental health services in the NHS in East London. He is also a published author in human psychology with several books on the subject and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:40 — No Comments

Contribute to Asylum magazine

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is out now.

There are a number of ways in which you can contribute to Asylum:

  • Subscribe to Asylum – print and digital versions of the magazine are available.
  • Order bulk copies and distribute them.
  • Set up or join a local group. (See our …
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Added by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:33 — No Comments

Health Inequalities Manifesto 2018

People living in the least deprived areas of England live around 20 years longer in good physical and mental health than people in the most deprived areas.

Tackling and reducing health inequalities means giving everyone the same opportunities to lead a mentally and physically healthy life, no matter where they live and who they are.

Certain population subgroups are at higher risk of mental health problems because of greater exposure and vulnerability to…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:26 — No Comments

With children in mind: call for papers

This issue of the Journal of Public Mental Health will, specifically, cover the promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing and the prevention of mental ill health and crises in children and young people. Manuscripts are sought that discuss the role of parents, carers, teachers and health care staff in the promotion of good mental health, including resilience and wellbeing.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:20 — No Comments

Projects of the Self A Being-Human funded research project into resilience, grit, and self-efficacy narratives in Higher Education

This project was set up as a result of concern with the growing neoliberalisation of higher education, and to explore the widespread adoption of approaches informed by notions such as grit, resilience, and the Growth Mindset.

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 17, 2018 at 20:38 — No Comments

What is psychosis? - film

Film made of responses from the ISPS conference delegates, 2017.

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 14, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Asylum 25.1 is out now

See HERE for details of the latest issue of Asylum magazine.

Do you, and/or your organisation, subscribe?  Subscription rates are very reasonable - for both individuals and institutions. 

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"The only real and radical…

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Added by Jill Anderson on March 5, 2018 at 13:30 — 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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