Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
Radio 4 series exploring the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century. A whole range of episodes available online. See here.
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If the post-war period was called the 'Age of Anxiety' and the 1980s and '90s the 'Antidepressant Era', we now live in Bipolar times. Mood-stabilising medication is routinely prescribed to adults and children alike, with child prescriptions this decade increasing by 400% and overall diagnoses by 4000%. What could explain this explosion of bipolarity? Is it a legitimate diagnosis or the result of Big Pharma marketing? Exploring these questions, Darian Leader challenges the rise of 'bipolar'…Continue
Professorial Lecture - Professor Gail A Hornstein First-person accounts of psychosis: challenges for mental health professionals
Friday 31 May 2013 5 for 5.30pm Room 9130, Cantor Building, Sheffield Hallam University City Campus
Lecture supported by Sheffield Hallam University's Department of Nursing and Sheffield Arts and Wellbeing Network
A vast gulf exists between the way medicine explains psychiatric illness and the experiences of those who suffer. Professor…Continue
Produced by the National Development Team for Inclusion, this guide aims to help all those involved understand how things will need to be done differently to make personalisation a reality for people with mental health needs. This is a whole system guide, so hopefully it will give some information, guidance and signposts for people, whoever and wherever they are. The guide provides information about what personalisation means for mental health services and supports, offers examples of what…Continue
Edited by Brenda A. LeFrançois, Robert Menzies and Geoffrey Reaume
In 1981, Toronto activist Mel Starkman wrote: "An important new movement is sweeping through the western world.... The 'mad,' the oppressed, the ex-inmates of society's asylums are coming together and speaking for themselves."
Mad Matters brings together the writings of this vital movement, which has grown explosively in the years since. With contributions from scholars in numerous disciplines, as well as…
This is a history of resistance to processes of medicalization of mental illness. Hearing voices is still considered as a psychiatric illnes: Gruppo Voci tries to overcome through dialogue and listening, trying to give the experience of hearing voices a meaning. Their stories have become a book.
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Training packs for carers and professionals living or working with people with long term depression are now available for download. These have been produced and piloted in collaboration with Sheffield User Survivor Trainers and are based on research findings: 'IQuESTS: Understanding self-management: learning from the patient.'Continue
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This book aims to show the value but also the difficulties encountered in the application of 'insider knowledge' in service user research.Mental health service users in research considers ways of 'doing research' which bring multiple understandings together effectively, and explains the sociological use of autobiography and its relevance. It examines how our identity shapes the knowledge we produce, and asks why voices which challenge contemporary beliefs about health and the role of…Continue
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is keen to attract high calibre doctors to the specialty of psychiatry and to foster good attitudes towards psychiatry and the College as a whole.
The Psychiatry Trainees' Committee (PTC) is pleased to offer bursaries for medical students and foundation doctors looking for financial support with their electives in psychiatry or to undertake research in the UK or overseas.…Continue
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A major report demonstrating how parity between mental and physical health can be achieved has been published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The report, Whole-Person Care: From Rhetoric to Reality, defines parity as valuing mental health equally with physical health. It highlights the significant inequalities that exist between physical and mental health care, including…Continue
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To recognise and celebrate partnerships with students, the HEA is launching two awards which will be presented at its annual conference, taking place on 3 - 4 July 2013 at the University of Warwick. The awards are built around the conference theme of Powerful partnerships: defining the learning experience.
The first award is the HEA student and staff partnership award. This invites joint submissions from staff and students who have worked together to effect change and enhance the…Continue
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The Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) Professional Development Programme offers exciting opportunities for academic staff and for those working in development and support roles to explore how learning technologies can enhance their work in practical and creative ways.
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This new 30-page guide is pitched at the novice and includes an introduction to social media and some very clear explanations about the different websites and techniques that you need to get up and running.
There are a number of case studies that illustrate the power and reach of Twitter, Facebook, online communities, mobile apps and blogs.
It is commonplace in the UK and elsewhere for mental health service users to start working alongside mental health professionals in what is known as a ‘consumer-provider’ role. This can include a number of different skills and responsibilities such as peer support, advocacy, outreach and crisis support.
A new systematic review from the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group has just been published that assesses the “effects of employing current or past adult consumers of mental…Continue
The McPin Foundation exists to transform mental health research by putting the lived experience of people affected by mental health problems at the heart of research methods and the research agenda.
It works in three main ways:
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Centre for Mental Health Social Research
The Centre for Mental Health Social Research is a collaborative centre bringing together researchers at the University of York undertaking social science research into mental health and well-being. Based in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, the Centre's research focuses on social perspectives in mental health through the life course from childhood to old age. The Centre meets a need for research into the social, economic and…Continue
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The Reader Organisation is calling for a new language to talk about mental health, with senior health professionals, readers and writers discussing the idea in the opening session of the charity’s annual conference, ‘Shared Reading for Healthy Communities’ at the British Library on 16th May 2013.
Unlike the growing number of ‘Books on Prescription’ and ‘Bibliotherapy’ schemes, The Reader Organisation, which is commissioned by health services across the UK, has chosen not to limit the…Continue
Exhibition at the Wellcome Collection. The 46 artists represented in the show are residents and day attendees at social welfare institutions across Japan. The wonderfully diverse collection comprises ceramics, textiles, paintings, sculpture and drawings.
'Souzou' has no direct translation in English but a dual meaning in Japanese: written one way, it means creation, and in another it means imagination. Both meanings allude to a force by which new ideas are born and take shape in the…Continue