Jill Anderson's Blog – December 2013 Archive (31)

Psychology, Mental Health and Distress - end of chapter questions

This book has some really thought provoking questions, which will be of interest too to educators and students in disciplines other than psychology. 

View the questions here.

Added by Jill Anderson on December 20, 2013 at 13:35 — No Comments

Students talking. . . .

. . . and psychology, mental health and distress.

View the video

Added by Jill Anderson on December 20, 2013 at 13:26 — No Comments

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Download the mhhe Christmas newsletter 2013

Added by Jill Anderson on December 19, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

Good communal blogs

I just sent someone a list of communal blogs (ie blogs with more than one contributor) that I read regularly, and thought I'd post them here. 

Impact of Social Sciences (LSE)

Mad in America

Centre for Medical Humanities…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 19, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

Mental Health and the Resilient Therapy Toolkit

This book is for any parent or carer who is at all concerned about the mental health of their child. It is written by young people who have themselves experienced mental health issues, with a little help from a couple of adult friends. It is designed to give parents and carers insight into how young people themselves see their world and the problems they experience. We hope it will help you feel better equipped to offer a safe, supportive environment so that you can fully support your…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 18, 2013 at 20:10 — No Comments

The national survey of peer-run organisations

Results of the first national survey of peer-run mental health organisations in the USA.

Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on December 18, 2013 at 15:59 — No Comments

Alternative Psychiatric Narratives: Call for Papers



This conference will take place on the afternoon of Friday 16 May, and all day on Saturday 17 May 2014, at Birkbeck College, London



Chair: Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck

In recent years, historians of psychiatry have heeded Roy Porter’s call to produce psychiatric histories from the patient’s point of view.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 18, 2013 at 15:48 — No Comments

After the Asylums

You may be interested in the launch of The Last Asylum by Barbara Taylor (Penguin, 2014), on 18 March 2014. This event will involve a public discussion of mental health care in Britain, past and present.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 18, 2013 at 15:46 — No Comments

Attachment theory in adult mental health: a guide to clinical practice

In the fifty years since its inception, John Bowlby's attachment theory has been powerfully influential on developmental psychology and, more recently, mental health. Bringing together the experience of a diverse range of mental health practitioners and researchers who routinely use attachment theory in their own work, Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health provides a guide to using attachment theory in everyday practice.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 18, 2013 at 15:16 — No Comments

WHO MiNDbank online platform

WHO MiNDbank is a product of the QualityRights Project, WHO’s flagship campaign to improve care and end human rights violations against people with mental and psychosocial disabilities.  WHO MiNDbank brings together key policies, strategies, laws and service standards for mental health, substance abuse, general health, disability, human rights and development. The platform aims to facilitate debate, dialogue, advocacy and research in order to promote national reform in these areas, in…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 18, 2013 at 10:17 — No Comments

Podsocs: podcasts for social work practitioners, students and academics

Podsocs, the podcast for social workers on the run, brings you topics of interest for all human services practitioners, students and academics.  Podsocs is an initiative of the School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University. We bring you up-to-the minute research, diverse and sometimes controversial perspectives on social phenomena and focus on knowledge and skills needed in the human services.…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 17, 2013 at 11:19 — No Comments

College of Social Work mental health faculty - election results

Appointed Chair Ruth Allen said: “I look forward to working with a fantastic group of dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable social work representatives in the elected faculty steering group. The Faculty will work to ensure professional social work and social perspectives on mental health and distress are seen as central to the quality and effectiveness of mental health services.'

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 17, 2013 at 11:17 — No Comments

mhhehub members from Bristol

Tamasin Knight, Joan Langan, Phil Topham, Julian Wood, Annessa Rebair, Nicky Lambert, Deb Osborne, Rachel Hamley. Are you all on the mhhe member map??

Tip: If you put a place name in to the search box, it should pick up hub members based there (along with other references).

Added by Jill Anderson on December 16, 2013 at 20:18 — No Comments

The Out of Character 'A to Z of mental illness'

View it here. A trigger for discussion about language. . .  Out of Character is a theatre company of people who use mental health services.  View their website here.

Added by Jill Anderson on December 15, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Bill Fulford talking about the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry

Among other things, Bill talks about why the field of Philosophy and Psychiatry has expanded over recent years:

http://inthespaceofreasons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/bill-fulford-talking-to-oup-about-new.html

Added by Jill Anderson on December 15, 2013 at 11:19 — No Comments

Engaging with students - in podcast and in person?

The School of Health Sciences offers students a range of ways to engage with and learn from people with experience of using the health and social services. We have been creating new ways for students and people with experiences to share to engage with each other, and moved from asking people in to give a talk about their experiences to asking students to play a more active role in their learning.


This year’s Introduction to Communication in Professional…
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Added by Jill Anderson on December 6, 2013 at 16:06 — No Comments

Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Mental Wellbeing

The Campaign for Social Science is publishing the latest in its booklet series, ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences’ today, on the theme of mental wellbeing.

See launch videos

Important research detailed in the booklet includes:

• A cost-benefit analysis of cognitive behavioural therapy, carried out by Professor Layard…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 5, 2013 at 18:16 — No Comments

LERNterns: An Internship Program For High School & College Level People With Lived Experience

This is an extremely interesting initiative from the US.

The LERNterns Program seeks to build the research workforce capacity of individuals with lived experience of the behavioral health and disabilities systems or who identify as having a psychiatric disability and/or history. LERNterns will be matched with LERN staffers and may be high school or undergraduate students, or community members not currently enrolled in school. Currently, we know of no existing programs or initiatives…

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Added by Jill Anderson on December 5, 2013 at 13:09 — No Comments

Social Care Jargon Buster

52 of the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean.

Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on December 5, 2013 at 12:57 — 2 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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