Jill Anderson's Blog – August 2011 Archive (7)

mhhe news - rss feed

Have just posted a news item - 'new materials on personalisation and dementia' - on the mhhe website. 

Did you know that you can access all new items posted there from the RSS feed on the left hand side of the mhhe hub homepage?  Have a look now. . .

Added by Jill Anderson on August 22, 2011 at 17:04 — No Comments

Sociology of Diagnosis - new publication

This new book may be of interest:

Sociology of Diagnosis (Advances in Medical Sociology, Volume 12) Edited by PJ McGann and David J. Hutson.



Diagnosis is central to medical practice, medical knowledge and research, medicalization dynamics, and health and illness experience. Embedded in social relations, diagnoses reflect and shape social dynamics and cultural concerns. Diagnoses are integral to resource allocation, form the basis for identities, and may become a focal point…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 11, 2011 at 16:18 — No Comments

SCIE - training and consultancy opportunities

SCIE has dedicated itself to identifying 'what works' in social care and then disseminating it throughout the sector. This has enabled SCIE to build a reputation as the source of best practice in social care. Now, SCIE is extending its activities to the provision of high quality training and consultancy services. It is seeking to establish a pool of carefully selected freelance training associates.

To find out more, and to apply, visit:…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 11, 2011 at 13:41 — No Comments

Reflective Diary - Troubador

Has anybody seen this?  Any views on its usefulness?

http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=1485

 

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'The Reflective Diary (with removable sticker) is an invaluable tool for university students on undergraduate and postgraduate Professional Courses. Half diary and half textbook, it teaches the pillars of reflective practice to students in an engaging and informative way as their…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 9, 2011 at 18:45 — No Comments

Values Exchange

The Values Exchange is a unique way to debate social issues - with great potential for use in teaching.

Its mission is to promote real democracy, based on the informed, collective wisdom of whole populations. Those who developed and belong to it believe everyone has the right to be part of serious debate about the issues that matter most to us.

The Exchange consists of a number of interactive screens, linked to 'cases' - designed to encourage deep reflection on…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 8, 2011 at 16:33 — No Comments

SCIE training and consultancy - associate opportunities

SCIE has dedicated itself to identifying ‘what works’ in social care and then disseminating it throughout the sector. This has enabled SCIE to build a reputation as the source of best practice in social care. Now, SCIE is extending its activities to the provision of high quality training and consultancy services. It is seeking to establish a pool of carefully selected freelance training associates.

To find out more, and to apply, visit:…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 8, 2011 at 11:30 — 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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