Jill Anderson's Blog – October 2011 Archive (5)

Can Patients be Teachers?

Can Patients be teachers? - Involving patients and service users in health professionals' education

Authors: John Spencer, William Godolphin, Natalia Karpenko, Angela Towle


Download here.

There is strong evidence that involving patients and service users in healthcare professionals' education has short-term benefits…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 31, 2011 at 15:40 — No Comments

Student mental health and wellbeing: making a whole university approach work

This document reflects on key issues concerning mental health and wellbeing promotion in the context of the updated Royal College of Psychiatrists report entitled 'the Mental Health of Students in Higher Education'. 

It aims to expand on the concept of a ‘whole-university approach’ to wellbeing, some of the challenges with the implementation of the approach, and steps that can be taken. It proposes ways in which national stakeholders can… Continue

Added by Jill Anderson on October 31, 2011 at 15:33 — No Comments

Live online debate: does HE prepare social workers for employment

Does a social work degree equip a newly qualified social worker for a first job? Join us on Tuesday 18 October from midday…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 17, 2011 at 14:31 — No Comments

HEA UK Travel fund

The HEA’s new UK travel fund will enable staff and students in

UK higher education to exchange and disseminate good practice in learning, teaching and assessment and engage with their peers. The funding may be used to help the applicant(s) attend conferences, network meetings and special interest groups that are being run in the UK. Please note that funding may not be used for events that are being held outside the UK. The application should demonstrate that:

• the event is…


Added by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2011 at 17:32 — No Comments

Proposals for workshops and seminars invited by the HEA

The HEA is offering funding for workshops and seminars which are
a) focused on assessment and feedback or retention and success
b) relate to a single discipline.

See here for futher details:

Added by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2011 at 17:30 — 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…


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…


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 …


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…


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…


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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