Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
Shaping our Age was a three year research and development project supported by the Big Lottery Research Programme and a unique partnership between Royal Voluntary Service, the Centre for Citizen Participation at Brunel…Continue
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See here for a summary of the responses received to the recent HCPC consultation.
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The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is holding a series of education seminars around the UK aimed at education providers running an HCPC approved programme. This year's seminars will cover two themes: Social work and approved mental health practitioner (AMHP) programmes, and Service user and carer involvement.
The seminars are free of charge and places must be booked in advance. It is anticipated that demand will be high so please book early in order to guarantee your…Continue
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Mental ill health accounts for some 15% of the disease burden in developed countries, yet spending on mental health research makes up just 5% of the total UK health research budget and psychiatry has been identified as a vulnerable clinical discipline.
In January 2012 the Academy formed a working group to develop a position paper on the training of academic psychiatrists in the UK.
The report aims to identify the challenges and barriers in recruiting and retaining trainees, and…Continue
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Presentations, talking heads and blog postings linked to the University of Leeds/HEA seminar series are now available on line here.
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Blog posting by Dave Harper - introduces new book and linked resources for lecturers on Psychology, Mental Health and Distress. See here.
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We now have 56 members of the mhhehub from outside the UK: Australia (10), Africa (1), Argentina (2), Belgium (3), Canada (8), Czech Republic (1), Finland (1), Germany (4), Eire (4), Israel (3), Japan (1), NewZealand (3), Portugal (2), Sweden (3), USA (11). If you are one of these and have not already added yourself to the member map, please do, as this will enable others to find you. Please do pass the word around. We are conscious that much of the content on the hub is UK-focused. If…Continue
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View the photos by scrolling down on the mhhehub homepage!
A pedagogy for uncertain times has itself to be uncertain. It is open, it is daring, it is risky, it is, itself unpredictable. . . A pedagogy for uncertainty will be ontologically disturbing and enthralling all at once. It will be electric, as one move sparks another and in unpredictable ways. . . This pedagogy is a form of restrained anarchy; even a disciplined anarchy – with its spaces and its risks
Barnett, R. (2007) A Will to Learn: Being a Student in an Age of…Continue
mhhehub chat: There will be a chat session on Tuesday 18 June at 18.00 - 19.00 British summer time (17:00 GMT) for anyone who is using their lived experience of mental distress in teaching and learning - or would like to. Join us if you can.
NB To join, just log in to the hub at the allotted time and scroll down on the homepage to find the chatbox. Any queries, do just get in touch.
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Based in the US, the Lived Experience Research Network (LERN) promotes service user/survivor leadership and inclusion in behavioral health and disabilities research, advanced clinical practice, and program evaluation to advance inclusion and social justice. LERN supports service user/survivor-identified students, researchers and evaluators, and is inclusive of those in academic, governmental, and community-based research/training settings. LERN advocates for…Continue
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Learning and teaching about mental health in social work. Follow our discussions this week in Lancaster, on twitter: #mhcurr
In the app you will meet a Team Manager called Adrian, he will present some ethical dilemmas around social media use. Can you help Adrian make the right decisions to ensure his team’s practices are consistent with social work ethics and…
mhhe is celebrating its ten year anniversary this year. I've been experimenting with 'storify'. See my efforts here: Mental Health in Higher Education: a decade of activity. Please let me know what I have missed out!
'Viewed over history, mental health symptoms begin to look less like immutable biological facts and more like a kind of language. Someone in need of communicating his or her inchoate psychological pain has a limited vocabulary of symptoms to choose from'. Article by Ethan Watters.
Using peer support workers to support the recovery of people with mental illness can add significant value to mental health services, sometimes at no extra cost, according to new research published today.
The research, which is published in two separate papers, examines the value of peer support workers in supporting recovery. Peer support workers draw on their own experiences of mental illness and support others using services in their own recovery journeys. The research examines…Continue
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The Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Health Education England (HEE) have joined forces to deliver a project which will improve training for the health workforce.
The HEA has partnered with HEE to jointly run a 12-month project to promote Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) within student training as part of HEE's 'Better Training Better Care' programme.
TEL aims to accelerate the adoption of technology to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to…Continue
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Full text of the speech that launched The New Mental Health given by Mark Brown to the Asia Pacific Conference on Mental Health in Perth Western Australia on June 14th 2012. It outlines the broad outline of The New Mental Health.
'I think one of the shifts that I’m noticing is people with mental health difficulties moving beyond seeing their identity as being defined by their interactions with services. We’re moving beyond seeing ourselves as ‘service users’…Continue
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See the Realife Learning website for information about learning resources for frontline health and social care staff. There are also some downloadable guides for managers, available on the free resources page, about how to use the booklets to address common performance issues. May be of use in teaching on qualifying/postqualifying programmes. …Continue
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