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  • Mindfulness and Higher Education

    9 members Latest Activity: Jan 18

    This group is for anyone interested in exploring issues relating to mindfulness approaches and their use in learning and teaching about mental…

  • Newly Qualified Workers.

    5 members Latest Activity: Nov 27, 2017

    This group is for Newly Qualified Workers working within Mental Health to share resources and ideas.

  • Arts and Mental health

    3 members Latest Activity: May 19, 2017

    A forum for everyone interested in learning, research and teaching around the relationship between creativity and mental health and wellbeing.

  • MY MAD SPACE

    19 members Latest Activity: May 19, 2017

    I would like this to be a space for anyone who is using their lived experience of mental distress in teaching and learning - or would like to!! -…

  • Book Club

    13 members Latest Activity: May 19, 2017

    This is a group for members who want to suggest , recommend or review books they are currently reading in the mental health field.

  • Distress or Disability?

    13 members Latest Activity: May 19, 2017

    This group has been set up to take forward discussion from the event held at Lancaster University on 15-16 November 2011.

  • Involving service users with dementia or learning disability

    10 members Latest Activity: May 26, 2013 A place to share ideas on involving people with cognitive difficulties (eg dementia, learning disability) in research, education or practice…

  • mhhe new lecturers

    11 members Latest Activity: May 19, 2017 This group is for all who consider themselves new to teaching about mental health within a higher education context and wish to network with others…

  • mhhe forum

    10 members Latest Activity: May 19, 2017

    For all involved in learning and teaching about mental health.  Provides biannual opportunities for people to meet face to face. An evolution of…

  • mhhe students

    12 members Latest Activity: May 19, 2017 This group is for anyone engaged in learning about mental health - across all disciplines.  Use it to share ideas and resources and pose questions.

  • AMHP programme leads

    3 members Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2016

    This is a group for those of us who are responsible for AMHP programmes.  It is intended to provide a space to exchange ideas and experiences…

  • Critical friends

    3 members Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2013

    This is a group for anyone writing who wants to be able to give and receive feedback.

  • Social work and mental health

    24 members Latest Activity: Dec 8, 2013 This group is for all with an interest in learning and teaching about mental health within social work programmes (pre- and post qualifying) and in…

Blog Posts

International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health.

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 23, 2019 at 11:16 0 Comments

Follow over the next three days for tweets from the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health.

Children and Young People's mental health - links and resources

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 23, 2019 at 10:52 0 Comments

I was just asked - by someone preparing a session for young people in a secondary school - for some links to resources on children and young people's mental health.   They were particularly interested in alternative/critical perspectives.  My initial response is below, in case of use to others (though some links are Lancaster related).  Please add ideas and suggestions:

It might be worth having a look at BoingBoing's academic resilience approach - it's well explained…
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Asylum 26.2 is out now

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 6, 2019 at 23:08 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is out now. See HERE for further details and a couple of sample articles.

Think Ahead Programme - Independent evaluation

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 1, 2019 at 7:52 0 Comments

The Think Ahead social work qualifying programme was launched in 2016, with the aim of providing a new, mental health focused route into the social work profession in partnership with employer organisations. 

An independent evaluation has just been published, based on the experience of the programme over its first two years. 

READ THE…

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Mad Studies group - Birmingham

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 18, 2019 at 10:30 0 Comments

Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer?

 All welcome! 

‘Mad Studies’ is a field of scholarship, theory, and activism about the lived experiences, history, cultures, and politics about people who may identify as 'Mad', mentally ill,…

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Engaging with Voices videos

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 12, 2019 at 20:30 0 Comments

These 15 videos were created by Elisabeth Svanholmer, Charlie Heriot-Maitland and Rufus May. Filming and editing by John Richardson and his team  

The Engaging with Voices videos are intended as inspiration and support for people interested in compassionate…

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RE:CREATE psychiatry

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 11, 2019 at 21:23 0 Comments

The UK mental healthcare system is deemed by many to be failing its users, and lauded by many more as one of the best in the world. As a community of people who have journeyed through mental ill-health and well-being, we at Mental Fight Club have contemplated standards of care both abysmal and outstanding. Now, we want to instigate new thinking stemming from our collective…

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Supporting student mental health in higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 10, 2019 at 8:18 0 Comments

Supporting Student Mental Health in Higher Education

by Samuel Stones and Jonathan Glazzard

April 2019  2144pp   ISBN 9781912508778   



Student mental health is a key consideration in higher education with recent reports identifying a major gap in provision by universities and how ill-equipped…

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My name is Rachel: Radio programme

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 8, 2019 at 21:32 0 Comments

Rachel Waddingham hears voices. The first time she heard them she was lying in a bed. “You’re so stupid”, “they are watching you”, “it would be much better if you just ended it all”. She was also convinced she was being watched, that she was at the centre of a conspiracy. She ended up dropping out of university and eventually was admitted to a psychiatric unit. “I began to hear the alien speak to me, and that alien told me that I was a murderer, that it could control me, that it was going to…

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