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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.  

mhhe is open to educators (including service user and carer educators), practice mentors, students, practitioners, educational researchers and all with an interest in enhancing learning and teaching about mental health. Read about our first ten years, on storify.

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    A recently retired mental health nurse writes about her own depression

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 30, 2015 at 21:00 0 Comments

    Deacon, M. (2015) Personal experience: being depressed is worse than having advanced cancer, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22, 457-459

    This short paper addresses the experiences of a recently retired mental health nurse who has suffered from several episodes of depression during her long career and is now experiencing a life-limiting illness. Rather than feeling safe within the embrace of the health profession family, the author feared negative…

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    Crossing boundaries: MH social work leading change in the NHS?

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 30, 2015 at 20:31 0 Comments

    Martin Weber's keynote presentation from the JSWEC conference on social work education, earlier this month.

    View the PREZI HERE.

    Social Work Education: special issue on service user and carer involvement

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 28, 2015 at 18:34 0 Comments

    An upcoming special edition of  Social Work Education: The International Journal will focus on the topic of service user and carer involvement in social work education.



    In subtitling the themed edition with the question ‘Where are we now?,’ the editors are looking to present a critical overview of the contribution that carers and service users make to important aspects of social work knowledge in their engagement with social work students. Papers…

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    Who else is on the hub?

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 28, 2015 at 12:42 0 Comments

    Browse the profiles of all 733 members of the hub: 

    http://mhhehub.ning.com/profiles/members/

    Mental Health, Ethics and Law: New Programme

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 28, 2015 at 12:30 0 Comments

    This new cross-faculty Masters programme at Kings College London is delivered by two internationally recognised centres of excellence. It provides an integrated, strongly interdisciplinary, education in mental health, ethics and law. It will equip students to become leaders in healthcare, mental health law or policy. 

    KEY BENEFITS

    • In-depth and integrated clinical, philosophical and legal analysis of key issues presented in the…

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    Splitting in two: Mad pride and punk rock oblivion

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 24, 2015 at 15:57 0 Comments

    In this book Robert Dellar traces his life journey from his childhood in a working class area of Watford, through Sussex University and the London squatting community, to the murky waters of mental health, as he describes it. Of special importance is the pioneering work Robert did in Hackney Hospital. Here he set up a Patients' Council and Advocacy Department At the time of the hospital's closure in the mid 90s, Robert organised some lively gigs described here in colourful detail. His…

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    Standing up to madness: an autobiography

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 24, 2015 at 15:30 0 Comments

    Nelsy uses her individual history as a research tool, as a means of dialogue and as therapy:



    "My name is Nelsy, I was born in Colombia and I have lived in England over twenty years. I fell "ill" in England and in the midst of my madness I took advantage of my circumstances living among "mad" people, to make sense of my madness and of psychiatric treatment.I have explored my madness over ten years…

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    Challenging stress, burnout and rust-out: new book

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 24, 2015 at 9:32 0 Comments

    This book, by Teena Clouston, provides professionals with techniques for developing a more balanced lifestyle. Teena discusses the meaning of whole life balance and explains how it can be achieved in reality with some simple, straightforward strategies.

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    Improving acute inpatient psychiatric care for adults in England: Interim report

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 16, 2015 at 11:31 0 Comments

    This interim report is based on the Commission’s initial observations about acute inpatient psychiatric services for adults in England and its discussions with patients, carers, advocates, health and social care professionals and policy makers. Five main themes have emerged:

    1 The so-called bed or admission crisis is very significantly a problem of discharges and alternatives to admission and can only be addressed through changes in services and the management of the whole…

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    Disabled people, work and welfare: is employment really the answer?

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 16, 2015 at 11:30 0 Comments

    This is the first book to challenge the concept of paid work for disabled people as a means to ‘independence’ and ‘self determination’. Recent attempts in many countries to increase the employment rates of disabled people have actually led to an erosion of financial support for many workless disabled people and their increasing stigmatisation as ‘scroungers’. Led by the disability movement’s concern with the employment choices faced by disabled people, this controversial book uses…

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