Jill Anderson's Blog – April 2016 Archive (8)

Critical Values Based Practice Network

The critical values based practice network comprises of practitioners and academics from the statutory, private and voluntary sector working within mental health. It focuses on education, research and practice which attempts to critique and address the barriers to implementing values based practice in mental health in-patient settings. We have an explicit focus on exploring professional and organisational power structures which underpin these barriers. This position informs educational and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 29, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Student mental health and wellbeing: report from HEFCE conferences

HEFCE recently held two conferences regarding student mental health and wellbeing.

The conferences provided an opportunity for colleagues from across the higher education and mental health sectors to come together and discuss how higher education providers can strategically respond to the growing demand from students for services and provision.

The conference built on the work undertaken for the HEFCE review of provision and support for disabled students and the subsequent…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 26, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

The patient's voice in health and social care professional education: the Vancouver statement

The Vancouver Statement about the involvement of patients in health and social care professional education has now been published.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 20, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Patient Experience Journal

Patient Experience Journal (PXJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, and multi-method, open-access, peer-reviewed journal engaging research, proven practices and a range of perspectives, inclusive of patients and families, focused on understanding and improving patient experience. PXJ is designed to share ideas and reinforce key concepts that impact the delivery of service, safety and quality and their influence on the experience of patients,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 18, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Social work student activism competition

Social Work Education: The International Journal publishes articles of a critical and reflective nature concerned with the theory and practice of social care and social work education at all levels. It presents a forum for international debate on important issues and provides an opportunity for the expression of new ideas and proposals on the structure and content of social care and social work education, training and development. In this way, the journal makes a vital…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 17, 2016 at 14:09 — No Comments

Women's experience in the psychiatric service - appearance and articulacy

From the Recovery in the Bin website.  A useful teaching resource.

"Following a few comments on our Facebook Group, about how some of us were lounging about in our PJs on a Sunday afternoon, a discussion about how women’s appearance and behaviour can affect how we are seen and treated in the mental health system. Joanna said there was potential for a conference and research on the issue of women’s appearance in Mental Health services as it impacts on diagnosis,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 11, 2016 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

AMHP programme at UCLAN - external examiner sought

We need to replace our External Examiner for our PG Cert.  Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) programme at the University of Central Lancashire ASAP.  If anyone is interested, I am hoping that they can get in touch with me on …

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 5, 2016 at 14:25 — No Comments

A Core Curriculum for Sociology in UK Undergraduate Medical Education

The Core Curriculum for Sociology in UK Undergraduate Medical Education is now available. This document provides a robust, evidence and practice-based means of linking sociological knowledge, content and topics to the GMC’s higher-level outcomes.

Download here. …

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Added by Jill Anderson on April 3, 2016 at 17:00 — 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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