Jill Anderson's Blog – June 2015 Archive (8)

Lived experience - impact on research & service development C4P

Lived experience: impact on research and service development

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

Guest Editors

Ruth Chandler

Co-ordinator of Service User and Carer Involvement, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Ruth.Chandler@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

Thurstine Basset

Independent Training and Development Consultant

thurstine@bassetconsultancy.co.uk

The guest editors of the Journal of Mental…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 29, 2015 at 9:52 — No Comments

Women, disability and mental distress - new book

Over recent decades an increasing amount of attention has been paid to identifying and meeting the individual support needs of mental health service users and people with physical impairments in the UK. Evidence of this can be seen within the literature that considers mental health and physical impairment from a wide range of perspectives, as well as the increased range of service provision for individuals within both categories. However, the support needs of individuals who fall into both…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 29, 2015 at 9:09 — No Comments

MA Philosophy of Health and Happiness (distance learning)

This distance learning programme focuses on the growing field of happiness and its overlap with health and wellbeing asking questions such as: What is happiness? What is health? How does illness affect our understating of what matters? Do our views about death and mortality affect how happy we are and how meaningful our lives are?

You will explore these questions at the intersection of philosophy, ethics, psychology and medicine. Our answers to them have important implications for…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 28, 2015 at 19:34 — No Comments

Research Involvement and Engagement - new journal

Research Involvement and Engagement is an interdisciplinary, health and social care journal focusing on patient and wider involvement and engagement in research, at all stages. The journal is co-produced by all key stakeholders, including patients, academics, policy makers and service users.

Further details.

Added by Jill Anderson on June 28, 2015 at 19:10 — No Comments

Summer issue of Asylum is out now: 22.2

In this issue we report that Leonard Roy Frank's long and principled struggle against the routine abuses of medical psychiatry has come to an end. This is also the second in the series featuring Comics & Mental Health. Guest editors Meg John Barker, Joseph De Lappe & Caroline Walters now focus on depictions of depression, anxiety and psychotic experiences. Meg John writes about how drawing comics has helped the artists to understand and express some of their experiences, while Alex…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 28, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

From Patient Voice to Patient Leadership

'Alison Cameron was named by the Health Service Journal as one of 50 Inspirational Women in Health and this year was the first patient leader to graduate from the NHS Leadership Academy in Healthcare Leadership. Here, Alison shares her very personal experiences of mental health and homelessness and what her experiences showed about what needed to be changed in the services she used. Alison now advises the NHS, housing and social care organisations on how to work in genuine partnership…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 6, 2015 at 9:05 — No Comments

UK Mental Health Service User and Carer Research Groups: a directory

UK Mental Health Service User and Carer Research Groups
A directory of groups of people involved in mental health research or that do research (published April 2015)…
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Added by Jill Anderson on June 5, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Dementia from the Inside: new film from SCIE

A new SCIE film takes an innovative approach to what it might feel like to live with dementia. It features the voice of a woman who has the condition, and the viewer gets a view of life from her perspective. Some of the things she sees are familiar, but, at other times, she becomes confused. For instance, at one point, the woman forgets that she’s gone to bed. At other times, she becomes agitated. She also talks about how she’s coping with the condition. Viewing the film you will…

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Added by Jill Anderson on June 5, 2015 at 16:30 — 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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