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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. 

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.

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Recovery Research Network - Autumn 2016 at Sussex Education Centre

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Narrative Meets Psychiatry at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre

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    Diana Rose - Wellcome Investigator Award

    Posted by Jill Anderson on September 22, 2016 at 16:22 0 Comments

    Diana Rose, Professor of User-Led Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, has been awarded an Investigator Award from Wellcome. This grant will fund pioneering research over three years, bringing together for the first time the different elements of user-led research, and going beyond the current highly influential ‘patient and public involvement (PPI) in research’ model, to explore other approaches in the UK…

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    Our voices

    Posted by Jill Anderson on September 22, 2016 at 16:00 0 Comments

    Our Voices is audio companion to ‘Bedlam: the asylum and beyond’, which brings together interviews, spoken word and other audio pieces developed by creative practitioners with lived experience of mental health issues. They’ve created audio pieces that complement the exhibition, sharing their own experiences and unique perspectives on the ideas and content within it.

    The pieces were generated during a co-production project between…

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    Two new articles on service user involvement in education.

    Posted by Jill Anderson on September 19, 2016 at 19:35 1 Comment

    These articles are from the latest issue of the Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. 

    Aims for service user involvement in training - staying human by Laura Lea and colleagues.

    Learning from stories of mental distress in occupational therapy education by Susan…

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    Inquiry into Adult Mental Health Services - all party parliamentary group on social work report

    Posted by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2016 at 12:28 0 Comments

    Social workers play a vital role in preventing mental health crises and should be given more scope to practice their skills, an inquiry into mental health services in England has found.



    The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work (APPG) has taken evidence over a four month period from people using mental health services, families, other professionals, researchers, government officials and politicians. Social workers protect people’s rights in situations of crisis or where a…

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    'Narrative Masterclass' - by Storying Sheffield

    Posted by Jill Anderson on September 14, 2016 at 18:00 0 Comments

    This film is about the ‘Narrative Masterclass’ for medical students and people living with mental health difficulties. The masterclass is based on Storying Sheffield methodologies and focuses on the concept of narrative inquiry as a tool in “recovery” from/within mental ill-health. The class is designed and led by people with lived experience of mental distress/illness.

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    A simple guide to avoid receiving a diagnosis of personality disorder

    Posted by Jill Anderson on September 11, 2016 at 19:57 0 Comments

    This is a leaflet based on a discussion on personality disorder diagnoses that took place in the Recovery in the Bin Facebook group. The leaflet was published in Clinical Psychology Forum No 279, March 2016 , published by the British Psychology Society.…

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    Social Perspectives Network

    Posted by Jill Anderson on September 11, 2016 at 14:30 0 Comments

    Latest newsletter from the SPN is HERE

    Mad studies stream - Storify

    Posted by Jill Anderson on September 10, 2016 at 14:30 0 Comments

    There was a very lively and itneresting Mad Studies stream at the Lancaster Disability Studies Conference last week.  A number of people were tweeting throughout. Brigit McWade has collated the tweets in a Storify, which can be viewed HERE.

    Sympsoium - anxiety and work in the accelerated academy

    Posted by Jill Anderson on September 6, 2016 at 15:41 0 Comments

    Friday September 23rd at the University of Warwick, 9:30am to 6:00pm

    The culture and organisation of knowledge production are undergoing dramatic transformations.

    Neo-managerialist models for the management of research and teaching, the expansion of audit and academic rankings, and the recasting of universities as service providers and students as consumers are just several of the main features of the ongoing marketisation of science, higher education and…

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    Transverse Journal - call for papers on 'Madness'

    Posted by Jill Anderson on September 6, 2016 at 11:56 0 Comments

    The panoply of ‘illnesses’ and ‘conditions’ that have historically been uncritically subsumed under the vastly opaque and ambiguous name of ‘madness’ include: Schizophrenia, paranoia, anxiety neurosis, hysteria, and more recently, bipolar disorder, multiple personality disorder, dementia, etc.

    Beyond the psychiatric ward and analyst’s couch, madness also manifests itself in quotidian experiences and routines—from a fleeting moment of maddening obsessive compulsion to the throes of…

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