DUCIE network

Developers of User and Carer Involvement in Education

  • Are you employed to develop user and carer involvement strategies within a higher education institution?
  • Are you an academic for whom service user and carer involvement is a core aspect of your role?
  • Do you ever find yourself feeling isolated or estranged from the HE environment? Or struggling to get other people to engage with involvement work?
  • Do you sometimes feel that you don't know how to ask the ‘right' questions? (Or that other people don't!)

The Developers of User and Carer Involvement in Education (DUCIE) network is there for you. 

DUCIE aims to enhance the involvement of users and carers in learning and teaching through development of a support network for user and carer involvement development workers employed within UK higher education institutions (HEIs).

Meetings are held one to two times a year, with email and telephone contact maintained in between through the DUCIE jiscmail discussion list and online chats here on the mhhehub. Find out more.

If you are a user and carer involvement worker in a Higher Education Institution (you may be employed under a different title, such as ‘development worker', ‘consumer academic' or ‘administrator'), you are welcome to join DUCIE. You are also welcome to bring along with you a colleague who supports your role within your institution.

To join DUCIE and/or for further information, contact  Jill Anderson j.anderson@lancaster.ac.uk

See here for details of past outputs of the Ian Light Award for work in pairs.

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You may also be interested in the LIVED EXPERIENCE NETWORK (LEN). Contact Jools Symons for further details.

Blog Posts

Service user and carer involvement in education - 2019 publications

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 29, 2019 at 15:26 0 Comments

I have compiled a list, with abstracts, of recent articles on this topic. 

Download here

Creating Worlds Worth Living In - call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 20, 2019 at 14:39 0 Comments

Call for papers for the fourth conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Conference, to be held in Vancouver, 12-13 June 2020.



Deadline is 3 January 2020.

FURTHER…

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Critical Voices Network Ireland – Presentations

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 20, 2019 at 14:38 0 Comments





See here for streamed presentations from the Critical Voices Network conference in Cork this month. 

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Student wellbeing series

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 20, 2019 at 14:37 0 Comments

Trigger, the mental wellbeing publisher, have produced a student wellbeing series.  See link for further details and please post here if you have any views on these books to share with others.

Find out more. 

Mental Health: are all students being properly supported?

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 5, 2019 at 13:30 0 Comments

New Office for Students publication.

'More students than ever are reporting mental health conditions. This brief asks what approaches are being taken across the higher education sector to support them, and what more can be done. Using data available for the first time from the OfS’s access and participation dataset, it explores the outcomes and needs of students with declared mental health conditions. We consider whether universities and colleges are doing enough…

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MadLove take over

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 5, 2019 at 13:30 0 Comments

Labelled as the suicide capital of England and Wales, where one person is dying every week, St Helens needs some love, it needs some Madlove…

For the month of November 2019 James, the vacuum cleaner, is combining his own utopian mental health design project, …

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Student mental health and wellbeing in higher education: a practical guide

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 5, 2019 at 13:00 0 Comments

Good mental health is essential for students to manage the challenges that university life presents. This book offers pragmatic guidance to support academic and student services staff in engaging with this critical issue, both in terms of being proactive within their role to promote a positive approach to wellbeing, and understanding how to care…

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'What can non-clinical universal approaches to student mental health achieve?': Funding call

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 21, 2019 at 13:53 0 Comments

SMaRteN are pleased to invite proposals for small research projects to investigate non-clinical and universal approaches to improving student mental health.



A whole university approach should consider how all aspects of university life impact upon student mental health. In considering non-clinical and universal interventions we have the opportunity to look up-stream and investigate how the context within which students’ study may be adapted to reduce the risk of…

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Asylum back catalogue goes online

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 21, 2019 at 13:49 0 Comments

Back issues of Asylum magazine, from 2010-2018 are now freely available on the Asylum website as downloadable pdfs.  A great resource for use in teaching.



More recent issues will go up after 12 months has…

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