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"Hi I am aware that the College have a specific counsellor however there is as far as I am aware no communication between the counsellor and the social work programme. I teach the MH module and have had no communication with the person."
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Lancaster
Institution
Mental Health in Higher Education
Discipline
Social Work
Job title
Senior Project Development Officer
Areas of interest and expertise
service user and carer involvement in education, social work in mental health
Reason for joining the mhhehub
Coordinator.
Website:
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/edres/profiles/jill-anderson

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Reflecting on Threshold Concepts: an introductory tool

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 21:00 0 Comments

Threshold concepts are ideas or ways of looking at things that enable a deep grasp of something in the world; the phrase ‘threshold’ signifies the crossing that a learner is enable to make between superficial knowledge and a deeper and irreversible understanding. The Threshold concepts introductory tool is for anyone wishing to understand and apply a cluster of ideas around threshold concepts and the learning that occurs when students encounter troublesome ideas that transform their…

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Student living: collaborating to support mental health in university accommodation

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 8:57 0 Comments

'This report was informed by the Student Living project, a pilot project between Student Minds, University Partnership Programme (UPP) and Nottingham Trent University in 2016, funded thanks to the UPP Foundation, as well as a review of existing literature and interviews with a range of sector experts.This report includes:

• Recommendations for accommodation providers and university staff

• Suggested ways of working to promote positive student mental health.

• Discussion…

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A history of the ward in 10 and a half objects - Lancet essay by Charlotte Walker

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 18:16 0 Comments

The first time I was admitted to a psychiatric unit my preconceptions were challenged. It was not scary, or at least not most of the time. It was, however, boring, something I hadn't really expected, and above all, it was odd. Experiences that staff and more seasoned patients took for granted were to me surprising, even bizarre, catching my attention and making me a participant observer of my own care. Here I have curated several objects representing the closed environment of the ward.…

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Being mindful of mental health - The role of local government in mental health and wellbeing

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 18:11 0 Comments

This Local Government Association report explores how councils influence the mental wellbeing of our communities and how council services, from social care to parks to open spaces to education to housing, help to make up the fabric of mental health support for the people in our communities.

Read the Report

Comment Wall (37 comments)

At 17:14 on August 4, 2011, Andrea Capstick said…
How about Involving service users with dementia or learning disability?
At 17:17 on August 9, 2011, Mike Bush said…

Hi Jill 

have put up my profile and added a couple of blogs. Breaking news is that MIND have asked me to coauthor their response to the national suicide prevention strategy consultation. Hope your ok

Regards

 

Mike

 

 

At 21:24 on September 15, 2011, Rich Moth said…

hi jill,

yes, we are planning to have a mh stream at the next SWAN conference in March 2012 at Liverpool Hope so will probably look to set it up from there - hope you can make it along.

I have just been offered a post there so will be based in Liverpool by then!

Hope all's good with you.

best,

rich
At 12:51 on October 28, 2011, Kate Karban said…

Hi JiIl

I seem to be sorted out with access now.

Thanks for your help.

It was good to meet you last week with Bill - I shall look forward to furture contact via the Hub.

Best wishes

Kate

 

At 19:01 on December 11, 2012, Janie Greville said…

Totally!! I'll put it in my diary now and fingers crossed - see you there :-)

At 19:32 on December 14, 2012, Dr Caryl Sibbett said…

Hi Jill, thank you for this encouraging feedback. I am still developing this concept and looking at it in a variety of disciplines and contexts. I would be keen to attend a conference in the future. Best wishes, Caryl

At 15:01 on January 3, 2013, martin gilbert said…

thanks Jill - i am very pleased to have found this site again - very useful indeed

At 20:08 on January 5, 2013, Janet Qureshi said…

Thanks Jill,here is an attachment

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At 20:38 on January 27, 2013, Peter Downes said…

Thanks Jill, that's very helpful and supportive. Think I must have dropped off the MHHE radar because of a change of email address which I didn't notify. Will catch up again at later date. Peter

At 17:24 on January 29, 2013, julie gosling said…

Jill - thank you for your kind comment - I am wholly amazed and respectful of the commitment and energy you have put into setting up and maintaining this sight - I am encouraging others to sign up

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Blog Posts

Reflecting on Threshold Concepts: an introductory tool

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 26, 2017 at 21:00 0 Comments

Threshold concepts are ideas or ways of looking at things that enable a deep grasp of something in the world; the phrase ‘threshold’ signifies the crossing that a learner is enable to make between superficial knowledge and a deeper and irreversible understanding. The Threshold concepts introductory tool is for anyone wishing to understand and apply a cluster of ideas around threshold concepts and the learning that occurs when students encounter troublesome ideas that transform their…

Continue

Student living: collaborating to support mental health in university accommodation

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 26, 2017 at 8:57 0 Comments

'This report was informed by the Student Living project, a pilot project between Student Minds, University Partnership Programme (UPP) and Nottingham Trent University in 2016, funded thanks to the UPP Foundation, as well as a review of existing literature and interviews with a range of sector experts.This report includes:

• Recommendations for accommodation providers and university staff

• Suggested ways of working to promote positive student mental health.

• Discussion…

Continue

A history of the ward in 10 and a half objects - Lancet essay by Charlotte Walker

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 24, 2017 at 18:16 0 Comments

The first time I was admitted to a psychiatric unit my preconceptions were challenged. It was not scary, or at least not most of the time. It was, however, boring, something I hadn't really expected, and above all, it was odd. Experiences that staff and more seasoned patients took for granted were to me surprising, even bizarre, catching my attention and making me a participant observer of my own care. Here I have curated several objects representing the closed environment of the ward.…

Continue

Being mindful of mental health - The role of local government in mental health and wellbeing

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 24, 2017 at 18:11 0 Comments

This Local Government Association report explores how councils influence the mental wellbeing of our communities and how council services, from social care to parks to open spaces to education to housing, help to make up the fabric of mental health support for the people in our communities.

Read the Report

Creative Health: The arts for health and wellbeing

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 23, 2017 at 8:21 0 Comments

Report produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry

Key messages (courtesy of Clive Parkinson's blog)

1. The arts, imagination and creativity can help keep us well, aid our recovery and support longer lives better lived. 

2. Prescribing arts to deliver health saves money.

3. There is great potential for the arts to do more to help meet major challenges facing health and social care:…

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Green light toolkit - MH, autism and learning disabilities

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 23, 2017 at 8:13 0 Comments

An NDTi guide to auditing and improving mental health services so that they are effective in supporting people with autism and people with learning disabilities.

The Green Light Toolkit is a set of free to access resources including:

  • A recently updated audit framework and toolkit, and easy read version
  • A database of examples of reasonable adjustments made by services,…
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Helping students adjust to university life

Posted by steve lyon on July 21, 2017 at 15:10 1 Comment

Interestinbg article in this months Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy Journal on using a strengths based approach with new students to help them adjust to the transition and deal with all the insecurities that it brings. Some quite positive effects and seems to meet their initial needs.

I developed an on line package attempting to "normalise" the doubts new students have, it received some positive reviews but not visited as much as I thought it would…

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Crazywise

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 21, 2017 at 14:08 0 Comments

Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. …

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Links between mental health academics and student support services

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 21, 2017 at 13:00 2 Comments

Are there close links, in your institution, between people involvement in teaching/learning about mental distress on the one hand, and student support services on the other?  

Do you think such connections are important and, if so, why?

I've recently been involved in a number of discussions about this question and would really value any thoughts.  Please use the comments box or contact me.  Many thanks. 

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