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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

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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Spaces of Mental Health: Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:32 0 Comments

This is an interdisciplinary session “Spaces of Mental Health” in the 8th European Conference on Mental Health October 2nd-4th in Belfast, UK.



Space has long been interest across disciplines such as history, geography, sociology, health studies,criminology, architecture and nursing studies. The meaning ascribed to space often varies between

disciplines. This session emphasizes the theme of the conference “breaking down the boundaries” by inviting participants from different…

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Mad in the UK - podcasts

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:30 0 Comments

A range of audiovisual resources which may be of use in teaching. 

See HERE.

BA in Social Enterprise and Creative Care: university of Hull

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 14:19 0 Comments

This course aims to educate a new generation of project pioneers to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability, ill health, poverty, trauma or social exclusion. It focuses on engaging and sustaining communities to improve wellbeing – while developing skills in leadership, social welfare, project management and solving practical problems. Learners will study key topics such as:

  • Enterprising welfare – skills in applying for funding, designing websites and…
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Public Health Activism in Changing Times: Call for Papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 13:01 0 Comments

The special issue of Critical Public Health will examine emerging new forms of public health activism, and associated novel sources of collective agency, that are evolving in the fight for health-enabling conditions. Attention to structural forms of power, and the strengths and weaknesses of individual agency have long been cornerstones of critical public health, rooted in a long-established structure-agency binary. We seek to disrupt this binary by calling for papers that draw…

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Student Mental Health Research Network

Posted by Jill Anderson on April 1, 2019 at 12:49 0 Comments

SMaRteN is a national research network funded by UK Research and Innovation, led by King's College London, focusing on Student Mental Health in Higher Education. Working with researchers with a range of expertise and key stakeholders across the Higher Education sector, we aim to improve the understanding of student mental health.

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