Jill Anderson's Blog – May 2016 Archive (9)

Rising Prescriptions, Rising Mental Health Disability: Is There a Link? - debate

 A meeting was convened in parliament on 11 May, with the title 'Rising Prescriptions, Rising Mental Health Disability: Is There a Link?'.  The organisers were…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2016 at 11:54 — No Comments

Bringing together physical and mental health: a new frontier for integrated care

Until now, most efforts to promote integrated care have focused on bridging the gaps between health and social care or between primary and secondary care. But the NHS five year forward view has highlighted a third dimension – bringing together physical and mental health.

This report makes a compelling case for this ‘new frontier’ for integration. It gives service users’ perspectives…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2016 at 11:10 — No Comments

Keeping Control: Exploring mental health service user perspectives on targeted violence and hostility in the context of adult safeguarding

This research project is a 16-month user-led, co-produced exploratory study funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research and undertaken by a research team at Middlesex University. The project commenced in February 2016 and is due to conclude in June 2017. It is led by Dr Sarah Carr, Associate Professor of Mental Health Research.

The work seeks to address an important gap in research and practice knowledge relating to ‘disability hate crime’, targeted violence and hostility…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 21, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

International journal of care and caring: call for papers

Submissions to the journal are invited from disciplines and subject areas across the social and health sciences and from all scientific fields relevant to care and caring. 



Main subject areas will be employment studies, family studies, gerontology, healthcare, migration studies, social care, social policy, social work and sociology. 



Contributions are also welcome in: assistive technology, business studies, community work, counselling,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 14, 2016 at 9:39 — No Comments

Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

The HEA is delighted to launch a new team award, the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE). This award recognises the significance of team working in learning and teaching. Up to six successful teams will be awarded £15,000 to support further dissemination, evaluation and impact measurement of their innovative practice.

Deadline: 12 Noon on 21 July 2016.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 12, 2016 at 15:55 — No Comments

Global Partnership for Transformative Social Work

Social work’s traditional location between mainstream and marginalized society, its commitment to serving oppressed people, and its professional mandate to promote a more just social order, position it to be a positive force for transformative change. The Global Partnership for Transformative Social Work believes that this requires new approaches to scholarship, education, practice and inquiry. 

The GPTSW is a world-wide, non-affiliated community of social work educators, researchers,…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 5, 2016 at 17:46 — 2 Comments

Taos Institute

The Taos Institute is a community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the social processes essential for the construction of reason, knowledge, and human value. It is a non-profit organization committed to exploring, developing and disseminating ideas and practices that promote creative, appreciative and collaborative processes in families, communities and organizations around the world. We achieve our educational ends through conferences, workshops, publications, a PhD…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 5, 2016 at 17:37 — No Comments

The International Journal of Collaborative-Dialogic Practice

The International Journal of Collaborative-Dialogic Practice brings together members of a growing international community of practitioners, scholars, educators, researchers, and consultants from diverse disciplines who are interested in collaborative-dialogic practice based in postmodern-social construction assumptions. This community responds to important questions in social and human sciences such as:

How can our practices have relevance for the people we meet in our…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 5, 2016 at 17:34 — No Comments

InterAction: How can academics and the third sector work together to influence policy and practice?

This report seeks to explore what scope exists for academics and the third sector to work together to influence policy and practice, and how this might be done. It touches on the respective roles of academics and third sector organisations and asks whether these are likely to be complementary. It explores what barriers or obstacles may impede cooperation, and what methods of InterAction exist and have proved successful or unsuccessful in influencing policy and practice. It concludes with…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 5, 2016 at 12:28 — 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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