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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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    Mental health and prevention: taking local action for better mental health

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 29, 2016 at 13:30 0 Comments

    Mental health and prevention: taking local action for better mental health, commissioned by Public Health England, sets out ways to tackle the rapidly growing level of mental ill health. It sets out a road map to bring about a prevention revolution in mental health, delivered in every local area. The report helped shape Public Health England's input into the NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. The evidence presented in this report should inform the local…

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    Recovery College - a short film

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 29, 2016 at 13:23 0 Comments

    This film - in a series produced by the Health Foundation - features the Severn & Wye Recovery College, which was set up by the 2gether Trust in 2013 to provide a new way to support people living with mental health problems. It looks  at how the college developed and the way it is harnessing peer support to help people manage their own recovery in the long term.

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    Case stories: a transdisciplinary project on migration, dying and care.

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 29, 2016 at 8:30 0 Comments

    Case stories is a transdisciplinary project on migration, dying and care. Using oral histories, archival research, stories and art, the aim is to contribute to discussions of social pain at the end of life for migrants by linking marginalised stories. Social pain is the suffering produced by social inequalities, injustice and exclusion. The project includes a digital archive of stories of transnational dying that can be used in teaching.…

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    Are mainstream mental health services ready to progress transformative coproduction: a position paper

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 28, 2016 at 19:09 0 Comments

    This position paper is aimed at everyone with an interest in understanding the challenges for progressing co-production work in mental health services.

    It is particularly designed for those involved in mental health policy and development as well as service users and practitioners who want to engage with and understand transformative co-production in mental health. It looks at the implementation of service user and survivor reform and revolution concepts in mainstream mental health…

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    Searching for a Rose Garden: challenging psychiatry, fostering mad studies

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 28, 2016 at 16:46 0 Comments

    Edited by Jasna Russo and Angela Sweeney

    Published by PCCS Books on 1st August 2016

    Buy direct £20.00 (Cover price £22.99)

    *Anyone who is unwaged or on an insecure wage can buy the book for £11.50. Enter the code srgspecial when you buy from our website or place…

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    eMenthe - elearning materials on mental health

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 26, 2016 at 12:39 2 Comments

    These materials have been produced - as part of a multilateral EU funded project - for Master's level students and teachers, for professionals to update their knowledge and for the service users and families. There are three modules: Promotion and Prevention; Recovery and Families. 

    Access the materials.

    Understanding psychiatric diagnosis in adult mental health

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 14, 2016 at 12:00 3 Comments

    This leaflet is designed to help people make sense of psychiatric diagnosis in adult mental health. It was produced by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) in collaboration with Making Waves (a social firm run by experts by experience). I chair the committee on diagnosis that considers these issues within the DCP.…

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    New UN resolution on mental health and human rights.

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 5, 2016 at 9:10 1 Comment

    On 1 July 2016, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution on Mental Health and Human Rights, led by Portugal and Brazil and cosponsored by 61 countries, with more countries still joining.

    The resolution highlights:

    (i) that “persons with mental health conditions or psychosocial disabilities, in particular…

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    Mad and Queer Studies: interconnections and tensions

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 2, 2016 at 13:55 0 Comments

    From the Mad Studies Network: 

    A guest blog post by Helen Spandler and Meg-John Barker

    With the recent emergence of Mad Studies we thought it timely to explore some connections with Queer studies – another critical field of enquiry.  We wanted to examine their similarities and differences; any points of tension; and what each could learn from the other.

    Helen has been part of the recent emergence of Mad Studies in the UK and has a long standing…

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    Madness Made Me - the documentary

    Posted by Jill Anderson on July 2, 2016 at 13:53 0 Comments

    Madness Made Me is the cinematic exploration of a subject that often defies description. Through the exposition of two different accounts of one person’s madness – the doctor’s and the patient’s – a stark and frightening disconnect is revealed.

    Things may have changed in New Zealand mental health since the 1980s, in part due to the decades of work done by the film’s subject Mary O’Hagan, but societies the world over still tend to privilege the opinions of ‘experts’ over…

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