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The mhhehub is supported by Making Space - a national provider of mental health services.

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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. 

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    Films linked to 'The Other Side of Silence'

    Posted by Jill Anderson on February 3, 2016 at 20:10 0 Comments

    Linda Gask - author of the Other Side of Silence - talking on video about her experiences of depression, therapy and anti-depressants.

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    Educational Research: Taking the Plunge

    Posted by Jill Anderson on February 3, 2016 at 13:11 0 Comments

    Educational Research by Phil Wood and Joan Smith blends together discussion of some of the main concepts and knowledge concerning educational research with some basic frameworks and approaches for completing your own projects. Research can play an important role in offering ideas and insights into educational issues, but it should always be understood and utilised through the filter of professional values and judgement. This book is suitable for those with little or no research…

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    People, Place and Policy: online journal

    Posted by Jill Anderson on February 3, 2016 at 12:57 0 Comments

    People, Place and Policy is an online journal providing a forum for academic debate around issues of urban policy, social and economic regeneration, housing and the labour market.

    Articles deal with the situations and experiences of people and places struggling to negotiate the opportunities, constraints and risks within contemporary society.

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    Michael's Story: MCA learning resource

    Posted by Jill Anderson on February 3, 2016 at 10:00 0 Comments

    The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) (2007) aims to protect and empower people who lack capacity. It is not without its challenges. In practice, many practitioners struggle to follow the act. 

    The resource, “In my best interests - Michael’s story” is a joint venture involving Michael, St. Anne’s Community Services, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust and The University of Huddersfield. It illustrates a situation when the MCA was used, showing the progression of Michael’s and a…

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    Care planning and coordination: call for papers

    Posted by Jill Anderson on February 2, 2016 at 15:22 0 Comments

    Special issue of the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

    Care planning and care co-ordination is a recurring feature of mental health systems across the globe. Meeting the challenges of supporting care across complex health and social care interfaces, organising transitions into and out of an array of primary, secondary and tertiary services and maintaining involvement and engagement of the person are critical elements of this process. Added to this is the need to…

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    Mental? A photographic project

    Posted by Jill Anderson on January 31, 2016 at 14:19 1 Comment

    A unique film challenging mental health stigma through the eyes of young people in Norwich, UK.

    The participants, aged between 15 and 25 worked together with artist Anita Staff to create thought provoking images and text that challenge the stigma surrounding mental health.

    They used photography as a visual language to express their experiences with being in contact with mental health services and lack of awareness and understanding within the wider community.…

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    mhhe features in guide to peer involvement

    Posted by Jill Anderson on January 29, 2016 at 19:00 0 Comments

    We were recently asked by Nev Jones, to provide a contribution to the recent report: Peer Involvement and Leadership in Early Intervention in Psychosis Services: From Planning to Peer Support and Evaluation.

    See here for the account of mhhe and here for the …

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    Social Work for Better Mental Health: 3 key documents

    Posted by Jill Anderson on January 28, 2016 at 17:00 0 Comments

    These 3 documents are part of the ‘Social Work for Better Mental Health’ initiative. They aim to help improve social work across the mental health sector, and to make sure the value of social work in improving mental wellbeing is recognised.

    The documents include:

    • an overview of the strategy and importance of social work in mental health services
    • an assessment of social work in a mental health context
    • guidance about how to get and use feedback on mental…
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    The Surviving Work Survey

    Posted by Jill Anderson on January 27, 2016 at 15:57 0 Comments

    The aims of this survey are to help build a map of the trends in working conditions for mental health workers in the UK. Through the Surviving Work Survey and anonymous case studies the aim is to create a map which measures:

    – trends in wages and earnings in the sector

    – what jobs people are doing in mental health

    – the scale of unwaged and honorary work, principally by trainees

    – growth of private contractors and private employment agencies providing clinical services

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