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Jill Anderson coordinates the project, on a voluntary basis, from a base in Lancaster.  She is a member of CCrAMHP and the Asylum collective.

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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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    The Continuing Education Course on Withdrawal from Psychiatric Drugs

    Posted by Jill Anderson on October 17, 2017 at 9:01 0 Comments

    This series of seven webinars will feature presentations by people with “expertise by lived experience,” psychiatrists, and other professionals. The educational purpose of the series is to present information and insights that arise:

    • from users’ experiences and their efforts to support others who want to taper from their psychiatric medications; research on drug withdrawal
    • the clinical experience of psychiatrists and other professionals who have supported patients…
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    Stress, mental wellbeing and the health, social care and education workforce

    Posted by Jill Anderson on October 11, 2017 at 13:00 2 Comments

    Recently updated resource sheet is available HERE

    Please let me know if you have links to add. 

    Three short films about depression.

    Posted by Jill Anderson on October 11, 2017 at 8:58 0 Comments

    Linda Gask is the author of The Other Side of Silence: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir of Depression - an 'amazing story of both sides of mental health – the sufferer and the professional- and just how thin that wall actually is' (Annie Watkinson).

    Video producer …

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    Developing a National Forum for Trainee / Qualified Psychologists with Lived Experience of Psychological Distress

    Posted by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 20:30 0 Comments

    Natalie Kemp is setting up this forum.  See HERE for further details. 

    Graduate Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace - new report

    Posted by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 13:30 0 Comments

    On this World Mental Health Day - 10th of October 2017 - Student Minds have published the first ever report to uncover the wellbeing of young graduates making the transition from university into the workforce.



    The report, based off a survey delivered with colleagues at King’s College London and The City Mental Health Alliance, summarises findings from a large survey of over 300 recent graduates, and considers university preparation for the…

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    Not by degrees: improving student mental health in the UK's Universities

    Posted by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 12:48 0 Comments

    Across the UK, there is a growing appreciation that mental health matters. For individuals, it can affect their ability to learn, earn, form strong and meaningful relationships, and live long and healthy lives. For government, it can affect productivity, demand for public services and levels of expenditure on out-of-work benefits. But as awareness of the importance of maintaining positive mental health continues to grow, and stigma relating to mental illness is slowly chipped away, other…

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    The Positive and Mindful University - new report

    Posted by Jill Anderson on October 10, 2017 at 12:43 0 Comments

    'This report proposes a new way forward for higher education in addressing the problems of mental health among students as well as staff, and helping them achieve higher levels of fulfilment. More than 400,000 staff and 2.2 million students are engaged in higher education in the United Kingdom.

    The pamphlet celebrates the diverse and remarkable work that is taking place at British universities. Much of this work is tilted towards offering support once problems have begun to manifest…

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    International Journal for Students as Partners - latest issue

    Posted by Jill Anderson on October 8, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

    The second issue of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) is available HERE

    The journal, which is hosted by McMaster University Library Press, is co-edited by students and staff/ faculty from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US.

    In Issue 2 you will find an editorial, 2 opinion pieces on emotion and partnership, 4 research articles, 3 reflective essays, 3 case…

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    Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983

    Posted by Jill Anderson on October 5, 2017 at 12:57 0 Comments

    The Terms of Reference for the review have been published and can be read HERE.  The review is due to report in Autumn 2018.  Its stated aims are to 'help government create a forward-looking plan of changes to legislation and practice, resulting in an enduring legacy of mental health support.'

    Exploring Experience: Bringing Authentic Voices to Mental Health Teaching

    Posted by Jill Anderson on October 4, 2017 at 21:30 0 Comments

    'Exploring Experience has been developed to create an accessible and manageable resource to support teaching and study in the field of mental health and distress. Six contributors with experiences of significant distress ("Experts by Experience", or EBE) were recruited through an open strategy, and were paid* to prepare the materials on this site. We have collated 35 videos of around ten minutes each, all recording self-edited responses to open questions…

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