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

Applied Sociology curriculum launched

At the BSA conference in Newcastle last month, the BSA Sociologists outside Academia (SoA) group launched its model curriculum in applied sociology.  This will now be offered free to UK sociology departments, to use within their undergraduate programmes.  It can be downloaded from the curriculum website.

The curriculum is a key element in SoA’s…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 15:36 — No Comments

The Rosamund Snow Prize

Rosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic investigate its high ‘did not attend’ rate; she explains what she found in this talk, addressing a TED×NHS event in 2016. 
Urging her audience to involve patients in service quality…
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Added by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Authenticity to Action - call for papers

The 6th International Authenticity to Action Conference will take place on 5-6 March 2019 at the Grange Hotel, Grange-over-Sands on the theme of: 'Inspiring partnerships in co-producing  professional education and practice development'.

This exciting two-day conference will celebrate the involvement of patients, service users and carers in Health, Social…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 16:41 — No Comments

Asylum 25.2 - out now!

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is now out. It opens with an article by @validconsent which underlines the profound challenges involved in the notion of ‘democratic psychiatry’.  How does one provide a safe space for challenging and diverse opinions to be expressed: at a conference; on a psychiatric ward; on social media; or in the pages of amagazine?   Those questions go to the very heart of Asylum’s collective struggle.  They are crucial for those involved…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 14:43 — No Comments

Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings - free course

This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, looks at the use of mindfulness in counselling and forensic settings. You will start by learning a bit more about the concept of mindfulness and how it can be understood and applied. You will then consider the different ways in which mindfulness can be integrated into therapy sessions, and what the benefits of these might be. After this, you will explore some of the specific ways in which…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:03 — No Comments

Building critical bridges - Call for papers

The 3rd Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network (a.k.a. CritSui3), will be held in Perth WA at the University of Western Australia from 12-13 December 2018.  This conference, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, builds on prior Critical Suicide Studies conferences in Prague, Czech Republic (2016) and Canterbury, UK (2017), turning the attention to networking, impact and engagement…
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Added by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

Action Research - a guide for associate lecturers

This booklet is part of the Practical Pedagogy series from the Centre for Outcomes-Based Education. The series aims to promote good practice and offer practical advice in learning, teaching and curriculum development.

Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on May 24, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

#socialcarefuture

#socialcarefuture is an informal and volunteer-run platform for all wishing to bring about major positive change in what is currently called “social care.”  It is for those who want to take part in imagining, creating and communicating a future where what we currently call social care makes a major contribution to the health, well-being and success of people, communities and our economy –  a future in which the public recognise it as something to be invested in because it is important…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2018 at 20:18 — No Comments

Design in Mental Health Network

The DiMHN is a not-for-profit, social enterprise company with charitable
aims and is open to anyone with an interest in the design of mental health
facilities. We do mean anyone – from architects to nursing staff, from
building contractors to service users. If you’re interested, and everyone
should be, you’re welcome.

Further details

Added by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2018 at 19:38 — No Comments

They heard voices - documentary

Is schizophrenia hard science or an arbitrary, catch-all term with no real meaning? What does it mean for those experiencing psychosis?

The film is a series of wide-ranging interviews with voice hearers, medical historians, anthropologists and psychiatrists from Britain and America.

Find out more.

Added by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2018 at 19:38 — No Comments

A Fragmented Pathway. Experiences of the South Asian Community and the Dementia Care Pathway: A Care Giver’s Journey

A Fragmented Pathway. Experiences of the South Asian Community and the Dementia Care Pathway: A Care Giver’s Journey demonstrates the reality of what families must go through to get the right care, in the right place, at the right time and challenges the assumption that “they look after their own, don’t they”.

Download here

Added by Jill Anderson on May 15, 2018 at 18:20 — No Comments

Independent Review of the Mental Health Act: Interim report

An Independent Review of the Mental Health Act is in process.  A summary of the work so far has just been published: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/independent-review-of-the-mental-health-act-interim-report

Akiko Hart has written a personal…

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Added by Jill Anderson on May 2, 2018 at 20:13 — 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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