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Mental Health in Higher Education aims to increase networking and the sharing of approaches to learning and teaching about mental health and distress - across the disciplines in higher education. We have members from across the world.  

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SICK! Festival

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Open Dialogue: Experience in the UK at Conferencing and Business Centre

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Revisiting social models of mental health at Friends Meeting House

March 17, 2015 all day
Speakers to include:Jerry Tew, author of Social Approaches to Mental DistressSarah Yiannoullou,…See More
Dec 21, 2014
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Protecting the Frontline against Burnout: Creating cultures to promote resilience and wellbeing for social care and health professionals at Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury

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Supporting Student Mental Wellbeing:Policy, Practice and Future Directions at Woburn House Conference Centre

February 13, 2015 all day
Higher Education students are under a great deal of pressure in the modern social climate.  Not…See More
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Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies at Centre for Culture and Disability Studies

July 1, 2015 to July 2, 2015
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    SICK! Festival

    Posted by Jill Anderson on January 30, 2015 at 17:43 0 Comments

    SICK! Festival is the first festival in the UK dedicated to revealing and debating our most urgent physical, mental and social challenges – and is expanding in 2015 into venues across Brighton and Manchester.

    SICK! Festival was launched in 2013 as the first festival of its kind in the UK dedicated to exploring the medical, mental and social challenges of life and death and how we survive them (or don’t). SICK! presents an outstanding international, cross art-form…

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    Student Mental Wellbeing: Policy, practice and future direction

    Posted by Jill Anderson on January 26, 2015 at 20:07 0 Comments

    Friday, 13 February - London

    Student Mental Wellbeing: Policy, practice and future direction is a one day conference offered jointly by UUK and the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Working Group (MWBHE). It launches the ‘Good practice guidance for student mental wellbeing in higher education’, originally published in 2000, now rewritten to take into consideration changes in law, policy and practice within today’s institutions. Mental wellbeing is crucial to every…
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    Vacancy: Higher Education Academy, Head of Health and Social Care

    Posted by Jill Anderson on January 26, 2015 at 18:00 0 Comments

    The Higher Education Academy is currently advertising for a Head of Health and Social Care, to: 

    'drive strategic initiatives to enhance sector wide learning and teaching, develop our academic portfolio and consultancy, and ensure we are at the leading edge of practice-based pedagogic research. As a key member of a small leadership team you will play a critical part in developing the role, reputation and ongoing sustainability of the HEA.

    The role will suit an ambitious…

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    Understanding inspiration in bipolar disorder - funded studentship

    Posted by Jill Anderson on January 8, 2015 at 15:18 0 Comments

    Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply for this CASE studentship: a collaboration between the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University, and Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. The studentship covers full fees plus a generous stipend and a small contribution for research costs. 

    See here for details

    Online conference on mental health recovery and social inclusion: 23 February 2015

    Posted by Jill Anderson on January 8, 2015 at 15:00 0 Comments

    The MSc in Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion, co-produced by experts by experience, agency professionals and academics in Italy, Poland, Portugal, USA and the UK, is the world’s first online Master programme that addresses how the concepts of Recovery are delivered, and can best be developed, within mental health agencies.  Please see our website

    Students include experts by experience and agency…

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    We've got work to do: new MIND report

    Posted by Jill Anderson on January 7, 2015 at 13:26 0 Comments

    We’ve got work to do: Transforming employment and back-to-work support for people with mental health problems.
    This report brings together years of Mind’s work in this area to explain how and why the workplace, the benefits system, and back-to-work schemes are so often failing to provide the support that people with mental health problems need to stay in, return to, or start work. We have set out our vision of what needs to be done to create a system that works. This vision is…
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    Happy New Year

    Posted by Jill Anderson on January 6, 2015 at 16:56 0 Comments

    See here for an update from the mhhehub. 

    Mindfulness in health and education

    Posted by Jill Anderson on December 12, 2014 at 12:35 0 Comments

    A recent report by the New Economics Foundation concludes that: mindfulness has significant potential to improve wellbeing and save public money. A key first step for unlocking this potential is to train health and education professionals (doctors, nurses, teachers) in mindfulness.

    Download the report here (see chapter five).

    Experiments with pedagogy - call for contributions

    Posted by Jill Anderson on December 12, 2014 at 12:23 0 Comments

    I was recently contacted by Hanna Kienzler about the call outlined below.  I would like to write a composite piece about current innovations in mental health learning and teaching, drawing on the expertise that exists within this mhhe network. If you have an example to share, and would be willing to contribute by having a short telephone conversation with me in the next week or two (or, if you are too busy now, after christmas) please could you let me…
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    Disability and Disciplines: International Conference on Educational, cultural and disability studies. Call for Papers

    Posted by Jill Anderson on December 11, 2014 at 14:31 0 Comments



    To be held at the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University, 1-2 July, 2015



    When we think of disability in Higher Education we are likely to think in terms of access, Learning Support Plans, and so on. These and other such things are of great importance but only represent part of the approach proposed at the biennial CCDS…

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