Jill Anderson's Blog – August 2013 Archive (15)

Call for Papers: the narrative bridge - connecting through the health humanities



The Narrative Bridge: Connecting through the Health Humanities



Keynote address and workshop by Dr. Sayantani DasGupta



Nursing, occupational therapy, and medical students write poems together. A hospital administrator, custodial worker, and therapy dog owner share stories about the work they do at a medical university. A biomedical scientist, sociologist, and English professor co-host book club meetings at the local public library. …

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 28, 2013 at 9:41 — No Comments

Community Learning - resources and support

The Community Learning support list is set up as a communication forum and a platform for sharing of resources, information and opportunities for all who are involved in the delivery of community learning. It will help you to understand and adapt to the 2013/14 Community Learning reforms.

Access the list…



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Added by Jill Anderson on August 28, 2013 at 9:33 — No Comments

Acts of knowing: critical pedagogy in, against and beyond the university

This provocative book's starting point is a deep and profound concern about the commodification of knowledge within the contemporary university.



Acts of Knowing aims to provide readers with a means of understanding the issues from the perspective of Critical Pedagogy; an educational philosophy which believes that 'knowing' must be freed from the constraints of the financial and managerialist logics which dominate the contemporary university. Critical…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 27, 2013 at 12:57 — No Comments

Consultation on the role of social work in adult mental health services

The College of Social Work is inviting feedback on several topics, including four ‘key practice areas’ that aim to articulate the distinct contributions social workers can make to mental health.

These are:

  1. Mental health social workers will focus on ensuring citizens have access to statutory social care and social work services and advice, discharging the legal duties and policies in line with local and national social care and health outcomes frameworks.
  2. A high…
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Added by Jill Anderson on August 22, 2013 at 13:17 — No Comments

Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives - new book

Publisher's blurb:

Mental health is a fundamental public health priority, and this stimulating and comprehensive book brings together all of the key issues to offer an overview for students and practitioners alike. Written by a team of leading international experts, the book summarizes the evidence base and asks the key questions at the heart of a range of topics from community development to public mental health in schools and recovery and…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 20, 2013 at 10:04 — No Comments

Art in the Asylum: creativity and the evolution of psychiatry

Art in the Asylum presents the first examination of the evolution of artistic activity in British psychiatric institutions from the early 1800s to the 1970s. With over 100 loans from national and international archives, the exhibition traces the historical shift from invasive treatments of mental disorders to a more humane regime in which creativity played a significant role. Highlighting key institutions and influential figures in the history of British mental healthcare, the exhibition…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 18, 2013 at 23:31 — No Comments

Service User and Carer Involvement in the assessment of student learning: an annotated bibliography

Bibliography compiled by mhhe and updated this month.  Quite a lot has been published on this topic over recent years. 

Involvement in Assessment reading list

Please let me know if you are aware of other references to add.

Added by Jill Anderson on August 16, 2013 at 10:52 — No Comments

New article: The language of compassion in acute mental health care

'In this article we examine the language of compassion in acute mental health care in the United Kingdom. Compassion is commonly defined as being sensitive to the suffering of others and showing a commitment to relieve it, yet we know little about how this is demonstrated in health professional language and how it is situated in the context of acute mental health care services. We report on a corpus-assisted discourse analysis of 20 acute mental health practitioner interview narratives…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 9, 2013 at 10:48 — No Comments

New article: Promoting critical perspectives within mental health nursing education

'This paper explores themes relevant to mental health nursing using the example of one educational module of a nursing degree. The authors argue that the educational preparation of mental health nursing students in higher education must address certain contested philosophical, conceptual, social and ethical dimensions of contemporary mental health care practice. These themes are discussed within the context of a third-year mental health nursing module within a Scottish nursing degree…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 9, 2013 at 10:39 — No Comments

New article: Swimming without the water - A critical perspective on mental health experience for adult nursing students

A recent article by Paul Barrett and Andrew Jackson from Nurse Education in Practice (not open access unfortunately):

'Adult nurses and adult field nursing students come into contact with a diverse range of other patient groups in their practice but perhaps none more so than those who have co-existing mental health issues. Consequently adult field student nurses must be equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to competently care for their patients who also experience…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 9, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

SAM - Anxiety Management Mobile Application.

We’re pleased to announce that SAM, our UWE self-help app for anxiety, is now available for download from the Apple and Android app stores.  The links are

For the Apple store 

For the Android store

Do pass…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 7, 2013 at 10:38 — No Comments

Thoughts on the occasion of having written 100 posts

Ben Hannigan - a nurse academic - reflects here on the process of blogging.  Why not use this as inspiration to write something for the mhhe communal blog - 'mhheviews'. 

Read Ben's blog posting here.

Added by Jill Anderson on August 6, 2013 at 12:02 — No Comments

Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE)

RAISE is a network of academics, practitioners, advisors and student representatives drawn from the Higher Education Sector who are working and/or interested in researching and promoting student engagement.  Like mhhehub they are using the 'ning' platform for their networking site.  Join RAISE here.

 

Added by Jill Anderson on August 6, 2013 at 9:54 — No Comments

Students as change agents: card sort exercise

We are keen to explore how students are engaged in learning and teaching about mental health, and how they might be more engaged here on the hub.  See here for a card sort exercise, from the NUS website.  How might you envisage using this in teaching?

Added by Jill Anderson on August 5, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Supporting students with mental health conditions: new guidance for medical schools

The General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council have launched new guidance to help medical schools provide advice and support to medical students who are experiencing mental health difficulties. We have developed the guidance in response to requests from medical schools for more advice and support on this subject.

 

The new guidance highlights the steps that medical schools can take to promote good mental health and wellbeing in their students. It explores what…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 1, 2013 at 10:38 — 1 Comment

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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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