News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.

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Birmingham launches new commission on young people's mental health prevention

Description
The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services and Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University, is to chair a new Birmingham Policy Commission focusing on mental health promotion and illness prevention across society.
Date:
09/02/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

It's not just about the money: five dilemmas underpinning health and social care reform

Description
Open any national newspaper or turn on the news and there is likely to be coverage of the intense pressures facing the NHS. Following on from the publication of the third edition of Understanding Health and Social Care, Jon Glasby looks at what's needed for long-term, successful health and social care reform.
Date:
08/02/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Inaugural lecture of Professor Paul Burstow: Duncan Purslow, Suresearch member

Description
Professor Paul Burstow's inaugural lecture on 'the treatment gap', was held at the Barber Institute, following World Mental Health Day
Date:
07/02/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Delivering the Prime Minister's commitment to mental health and social justice through STPs

Description
Like politicians before her, Theresa May recently announced that mental health will be a priority, referring to "mental illness as a burning injustice". Whilst this focus on mental health and framing in terms of social justice is welcomed by all those who are concerned about the low priority often afforded to mental health, there are questions about whether such warm words will be translated into any real step-change.
Date:
03/02/2017

Mental Health Commission's Action Plan launch

Description
The action plan sets out in detail how mental health services provision is set to be improved across the West Midlands Combined Authority, and draws on the evidence from a wide-ranging survey of mental ill health and mental health support provision across the region, which was led by HSMC Senior Lecturer Dr Karen Newbigging in partnership with Michael Parsonage, Chief Economist at the Centre for Mental Health.
Date:
03/02/2017

Commissioning Care Act Advocacy: A work in progress

Description
In 2016, the Universities of Birmingham and Central Lancashire were commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence to undertake a rapid appraisal of how advocacy was being commissioned in relation to the Care Act and to identify positive practice.
Date:
02/02/2017

Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

Description
A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
31/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

PhD student announced as Mentor of the Year at Mosaic's Princess Badiya Mentor of the Year Awards

PhD student announced as Mentor of the Year at Mosaic's Princess Badiya Mentor of the Year Awards
Description
We are very proud to announce that Nasrin Akhtar, a PhD student with the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, is celebrating after being awarded a top accolade for her achievements of mentoring from a Jordanian princess.
Date:
27/01/2017
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