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  • 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.


    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.

  • Wellbeing in Prisons Higher Education Network

    11 members Latest Activity: May 19, 2017

    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

Integrating mental health and social care - does it work in practice?

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:55 0 Comments

In the second of the Centre for Mental Health’s series We need to talk about social care, Kim Woodbridge-Dodd looks at the integration of mental health and social care,  the benefits behind this and the challenges faced on the ground.

Find out more.…



Posted by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:50 0 Comments

#socialcarefuture is an initiative – voluntarily organised – which aims to bring about major positive change in what is currently called “social care”. Those involved will be citizens, people using public services and their families, workers and professionals, managers and politicians. #socialcarefuture is being steered by an informal group and is open to involvement from others wanting to offer ideas, skills and…


Beyond Closed Doors:

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 22, 2018 at 13:30 0 Comments

An exploration of UK alternatives to psychiatric hospitalisation for people in Mental Health Crisis. Filmed in 2002 by Bryony Rogers. 

View the film…


A new vision for mental health

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:55 0 Comments

‘Have you ever wondered what mental healthcare would look like if, knowing what we know today, it could be redesigned from scratch? A New Vision for Mental Health is an innovative website that seeks to answer this question by taking a critical, informed and constructive look at the current mental health system. It explores ideas, insights and suggestions – from a wide range of individuals and organisations – that might, in time, lay the foundations for a new and quite different approach to…


Maintaining momentum: driving improvements in mental health care - new report

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:54 0 Comments

'Maintaining momentum' highlights failings in specialist mental health services in England, and the devastating toll this takes on patients and their families. 

The report's findings provide fresh impetus to deliver on the recommendations set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

Download here…


Russel Razzaque talk on breakdown and spirituality

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:40 0 Comments

Dr. Russell Razzaque is a London-based psychiatrist with sixteen years’ experience in adult mental health. He is the author of Breaking Down is Waking Up. He has worked for a number of national and international organisations during his career including the University of Cambridge, the UK Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. He currently works in acute mental health services in the NHS in East London. He is also a published author in human psychology with several books on the subject and…


Contribute to Asylum magazine

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:33 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is out now.

There are a number of ways in which you can contribute to Asylum:

  • Subscribe to Asylum – print and digital versions of the magazine are available.
  • Order bulk copies and distribute them.
  • Set up or join a local…

Health Inequalities Manifesto 2018

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:26 0 Comments

People living in the least deprived areas of England live around 20 years longer in good physical and mental health than people in the most deprived areas.

Tackling and reducing health inequalities means giving everyone the same opportunities to lead a mentally and physically healthy life, no matter where they live and who they are.

Certain population subgroups are at higher risk of mental health problems because of greater exposure and vulnerability to…


With children in mind: call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 19, 2018 at 12:20 0 Comments

This issue of the Journal of Public Mental Health will, specifically, cover the promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing and the prevention of mental ill health and crises in children and young people. Manuscripts are sought that discuss the role of parents, carers, teachers and health care staff in the promotion of good mental health, including resilience and wellbeing.…


Projects of the Self A Being-Human funded research project into resilience, grit, and self-efficacy narratives in Higher Education

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 17, 2018 at 20:38 0 Comments

This project was set up as a result of concern with the growing neoliberalisation of higher education, and to explore the widespread adoption of approaches informed by notions such as grit, resilience, and the Growth Mindset.

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