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  • Newly Qualified Workers.

    4 members Latest Activity: May 19

    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

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


    19 members Latest Activity: May 19

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 This group is for anyone engaged in learning about mental health - across all disciplines.  Use it to share ideas and resources and pose questions.

  • Wellbeing in Prisons Higher Education Network

    11 members Latest Activity: May 19

    This network is for all with an interest in the wellbeing of prisoners, and how this should feature within curricula for health and social care.…

  • Real World Education? GCU Mindfulness group

    7 members Latest Activity: Jun 9, 2014

    A forum for participants in the Mindfulness programme at Glasgow Caledonian University.

  • Mindfulness and Higher Education

    8 members Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2015

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

  • 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

Asylum magazine - 30th anniversary party!

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2017 at 8:54 0 Comments

Come along to Gullivers (109 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW) on Wednesday 28 June at 7pm for a banquet of food,…

National Co-production week 2017: 3-7 July

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 20, 2017 at 8:16 0 Comments

Co-production Week will celebrate the benefits of co-production, share good practice and highlight the contribution of people who use services and carers to developing better public services.

Co-production is about working in equal partnership with people using services, carers, families and citizens. Co-production offers the chance to transform social care and health provision to a model that that offers people real choice and control.

For Co-production Week 2017 SCIE wants…


MSC in Mental Health and Education

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 17, 2017 at 18:00 0 Comments

Delivered online, this programme is the only professional learning award of its kind in the UK. It focuses on the nature of mental health in learning, teaching and training/mentoring environments. The programme will also explore how this might impact on learners, leaders of learning, mentors and other disciplinary groups such as psychologists, health professionals, managers and social workers.

The MSc Mental Health and Education programme is an innovative new subject discipline…


Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality: Chinese Ethnic Minorities as Mental Health Service Users.

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 14, 2017 at 18:26 0 Comments

This book uses the rich narratives of the recovery journeys of Chinese mental health service users in the UK – a perceived ‘hard-to-reach group’ and largely invisible in mental health literature – to illustrate the myriad ways that social inequalities such as class, ethnicity and gender contribute to service users' distress and mental ill-health, as well as shape their subsequent recovery journeys. 
Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality contributes to the debate about the…

Latest issue of Asylum is now online

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 13, 2017 at 12:30 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is now online.  It features an article by Paula Peters and China Mills - 'Dead people don't claim' - on UK welfare reform suicides.   Other items include an article by Jonathan Beazer on 'Mad Pride and Depression' and a conversation with Mary O'Hagan on 'Madness in New Zealand'.  View full contents list and sample article here.…


Critical Psychiatry: a biography - Ian Cummins

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 13, 2017 at 8:43 0 Comments

Critical Psychiatry outlines the history of a group of thinkers that has come to be known as the anti-psychiatry movement. Though it has been called a movement, the individual thinkers’ and authors’ ideas were often in conflict but what they share is a critical perspective on psychiatry as a discipline and institutionalised modes of care. 

The current crisis in mental health services means that it is time to examine once again the key themes of critical…


Bursaries for ISPS conference

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 11, 2017 at 9:18 0 Comments

If you go to just one conference in 2017,

this is the one not to miss

ISPS Liverpool 2017

The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

Making REAL Change Happen…


Comics and Graphic Novels - Research Outreach and Pedagogy Network.

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 8, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

It is time to ReOPeN comics and graphic novels! This network is based at Lancaster University. It has four core members and aims to bring together people working in diverse disciplines who share an interest in comics, graphic novels and illustrated books.

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What is the ‘Ragged University’ and how might you, and/or students, get involved?

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 8, 2017 at 15:00 0 Comments

Ragged University began with four people thinking about how ideas behind the Ragged Schools initiative might be applied in a Higher Education context.  It takes learning outside the walls of formal higher education institutions. The project has at its core a belief in the value of creating opportunities for people, who love what they do, to share what moves them.  It is founded on the idea that universal education, free of charge, is a basic…


Bob Dylan needs Asylum!

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 6, 2017 at 16:42 0 Comments

Bid for Bob Dylan, the Asylum dog, as part of the Asylum magazine crowdfunding campaign. 

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