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Hello and welcome to the mhhe hub.  

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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    SWAN Mental Health Charter

    Posted by Jill Anderson on April 16, 2014 at 10:25 0 Comments

    In response to the current crisis in mental health services, the Social Work Action Network (SWAN) has developed a Charter for Mental Health. The Charter describes the impact of cuts, privatisation and welfare reform on service users and mental health workers, and argues we need to build alliances of resistance to contribute to the development of more and better support for those with mental health needs.
     
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    A request from Nessie Shia

    Posted by Jill Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 16:00 2 Comments

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    I would be grateful if any hub members can share their experience regarding the process of recruiting service users and carers' involvement in Higher Education. The School of Health Sciences and Social Care at Brunel has had a long history of involving service users / carers in the curriculum. Each division within the School has different arrangement regarding payment and resources. I am one of the members of the service and carers working group and…

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    A critique of the Guardian's recent coverage of student mental health

    Posted by Jill Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 15:43 0 Comments

    See here for an interesting blog posting, critiquing the Guardian's recent coverage, and its individualistic, de-contextualised stance on student mental health. Any thoughts?

    The role of the social worker in adult mental health

    Posted by Jill Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 15:30 0 Comments

    Care Minister Norman Lamb and the Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo joined The College of Social Work at the House of Commons last week to celebrate the launch of a report detailing the specialist role for social work in adult mental health services.

    The paper ‘The Role of…

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    Research for all: a journal for all

    Posted by Jill Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

    This journal, to be launched by IOE Press, will focus on the role of academic research in society at large, and the role of society at large in academic research. It will publish empirical research and critical analyses of public engagement with research across all academic disciplines; opinion pieces from public perspectives and engagement intermediaries; and reviews of books and events. It is a forum for sharing the learning from…

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    Vacancies at Abertay University: Professor and S/L in mental health nursing

    Posted by Jill Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 9:30 0 Comments

    Abertay University in Dundee is currently advertising for a Prof Mental Health Nursing and a Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing. Details of the posts can be found at https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061263/THW_JobBoard.aspx

    AMHP programme leads discussion this week

    Posted by Kate Karban on March 31, 2014 at 13:57 0 Comments

    Hi,

    We have another on-line discussion scheduled here for Wednesday 4 - 5pm.  Last time we had an excellent and wide-ranging discussion and it was good to be able to share ideas and experiences.  If you are leading an AMHP course please feel free to join in.  

    Please contact me  (k.karban@bradford.ac.uk) or via the messages here, if you have any questions.

    Thanks

    Kate 

    Social workers must employ "everyday small actions of resistance" to revolt against austerity-based poor bashing

    Posted by Mike Bush on March 30, 2014 at 11:35 0 Comments

    Austerity is being deliberately targeted at poorer people who depend on public services, a BASW Cymru World Social Work Day event heard.

    University of Wolverhampton academic Graeme Simpson told social workers at Cardiff University that disabled people are being particularly hard hit by service closures and tougher eligibility criteria. He said that councils will be forced to make cuts of nearly 75% by 2018-19, with more than half affecting services and benefits.

    Mr Simpson used…

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    Creative Responses to Difficult Times: new issue of Asylum out now

    Posted by Jill Anderson on March 28, 2014 at 16:39 0 Comments

    "Creative Responses to Difficult Times"

    Fantastic new special issue of Asylum Magazine out now!



    "In our work around psychological life and its difficulties, we also

    want to prioritise the ordinary resources and creativity that people

    bring to the task of making meaning of their experience...."



    Preview at:

    http://www.asylumonline.net/portfolio/21-1-spring-2014/



    IS…

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    How to look after yourself: our professional resilience debate

    Posted by Mike Bush on March 28, 2014 at 4:13 0 Comments

    On 6 March TCSW held its second debate on the new Communities of Interest platform, on the topic of professional resilience.

    Given the stories that have been published over the last few weeks about stress and burn out in mental health and NHS…

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