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Bill Penson commented on Jill Anderson's blog post 'Illness' by Havi Carel
"Sounds very interesting- wish I'd been there, sounds like there's some cross over with the disability and distress work"
May 15, 2014
Bill Penson liked Jill Anderson's blog post 'Illness' by Havi Carel
May 15, 2014
Bill Penson liked Jill Anderson's blog post Think ahead: meeting the workforce challenges in mental health social work
May 15, 2014
Bill Penson commented on Jill Anderson's blog post The art of medicine: taking a narrative turn in psychiatry
"It's worth taking a look at Bradley Lewis' Post Postpsychiatry' text form 2006- its a great journey through an enagement with both critical perspectives and the bridge with humanties based approaches. It ends with a very convincing…"
Feb 28, 2014
Bill Penson posted a status
"I've added a review to the Group- Book Club for Darian Leader's 'What is Madness?' Look at Book Club in groups to view,comment & add."
Feb 28, 2014
Bill Penson liked Jill Anderson's blog post Threshold Concepts: from personal practice to communities of practice
Feb 27, 2014
Bill Penson commented on Jill Anderson's blog post Bridging the Gap: a health inequalities teaching resource
"This looks great! B"
Jan 21, 2014
Bill Penson liked Jill Anderson's blog post Alternative Psychiatric Narratives: Call for Papers
Jan 3, 2014
Jill Anderson left a comment for Bill Penson
"Hi Bill.   I've started a thread on the mhhe forum re research. As you know, the forum isn't much used yet, but am hoping to develop it. It's here: http://mhhehub.ning.com/forum/topics/mhhehub-members-research-interest.…"
Dec 10, 2013
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"A new blog box!makes adding remarks, blogs, mini essays, polemics easier!"
Dec 10, 2013
Bill Penson liked Jill Anderson's blog post Co-production in social care: What it is and how to do it
Dec 6, 2013
Bill Penson liked Mike Bush's event Online discussion TCSW Looking After Ourselves
Dec 5, 2013
Bill Penson commented on Jill Anderson's blog post Social Care Jargon Buster
"This is great- very helpful to anyone reeling from the array of terms that get used in service provison."
Dec 5, 2013
Bill Penson liked Jill Anderson's blog post Social Care Jargon Buster
Dec 5, 2013
Bill Penson commented on Jill Anderson's blog post How do you measure patient/carer involvement in HEI’s and what is success?
"Responded! Some interesting items via the comments link.  "
Dec 4, 2013
Bill Penson liked Jill Anderson's blog post How do you measure patient/carer involvement in HEI’s and what is success?
Dec 4, 2013

Profile Information

Location (town and country)
Bradford
Institution
UCLAN/Leeds Met
Discipline
Mental Health
Job title
PhD Student/associate lecturer
Areas of interest and expertise
disability, psychosis, humanities

Bill Penson's Blog

DE in the Midlands

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 14:14 1 Comment

I was quite surprised to read this piece at the end of last week, and even more surprised to see very little traffic on twitter, and the like, about it. DE, a man with learning disabilities, will be sterilised without his consent- fair measures can be taken to make this happen. While the full story is likely to be complex, it seems no-one was really disagreeing with the need for this to happen, and DE didn't want to have any more children. Presumbaly he didn't want to be operated on though,…

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Free conference in York on 'chronic conditions'

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 7:00 0 Comments

See here http://www.york.ac.uk/c2d2/1st-conference/ for the conference details. I'm starting to notice the word 'chronic' creep in ....

Interesting web link- arts, dementia and ageing

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 19:51 0 Comments

http://holeousia.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-ageing-stone/

Really interesting work on ageing, dementia and dsm.
B

Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 12:54 on October 28, 2011, Kate Karban said…

Hello there,

Good to see you last week and I am now finally able to access this propoerly.

HOpe to see you again soon.

Best wishes

Kate

At 9:26 on October 12, 2012, Elizabeth Roxburgh said…

Hi Bill, Thanks for your message. I just came across it whilst searches for mental health resources. Best wishes, Liz

At 17:09 on November 24, 2012, Terry Simpson said…

Hi Bill, not sure when I first heard about MHHE - think I met Jill Anderson somewhere? Anyway it became very useful to me when I took on a job for Leeds Mind (originally for YHIP) writing a monthly e-bulletin about Employment & Learning Skills in Yorks & Humber, and I was getting a regular mailing. Then I lost contact when I changed my e-mail address after a bad case of hacking! So when my friend and colleague Mike Bush sent me a link to this site I thought it would be a way to renew contact.

Not sure if we've met? You don't look familiar but my memory's shocking! I haven't had a lot to do with the Metropolitan - although it's very implicated in my own mental health story since I had my first 'breakdown' there when a student in 1975! Maybe that's why I've avoided it! My work's mainly been in advocacy and involvement, though I wrote a couple of plays about mental health which were used as course materials by the OU, and the creative side of things has always been my ambition.

Good to be in contact, Terry

At 11:51 on December 9, 2012, Janie Greville said…

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your welcome message, makes a real difference - as in, it makes membership active and warming which I really appreciate. I've been in the email loop via Jill for about three years now and only realised I wasn't a member of the site the other day - or rather - didn't even think about membership issues either way. It's good to find another space in which I might express my ideas and values in re mental health

So - thanks.

Festive Wishes,

Janie

At 10:38 on January 14, 2013, Clare Dolman said…
Many thanks for your welcome message Bill. I look forward to getting involved.

All the best

Clare
At 23:08 on January 14, 2013, julie gosling said…
Heyyy Bill - please excuse me if you get this twice - I'm still learning - thank you for your warm greeting - it makes a real difference! - yes I'm hooking up with my usual suspects and a few unusual ones to boot - I look forward to some active networking - my kind regards - Julie
At 22:33 on January 21, 2013, Clare Kell said…

Thank you for the message Bill! Yes I lead our PgCHE programme and we are trying to help participants think about the inclusion agenda from the widest possible angles. So the mhhe is a useful resource for us to flag for staff right across the University. Best wishes, Clare.

At 16:01 on February 3, 2013, julie gosling said…
thank you bill for your lovely friendship and sharing
At 16:05 on February 5, 2013, Trevor James Kettle said…

Thanks for the welcome Bill, thats much appreciated.

Best wishes,

Trevor.

 

At 15:26 on March 7, 2013, Caroline said…

Hi Bill, Sorry for not replying sooner, however I have had a rather busy week and I have not had a chance to even open my laptop. Thanks for your message, I am finding the hub a source of lots of great information!

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Blog Posts

A New Vision for Mental Health

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 20, 2017 at 19:30 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 aims to both explore and suggest various answers to this question. It also aims to challenge each of the mental health professions to engage constructively with the wider…

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The Future of the Mental Health Workforce - new report.

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 19, 2017 at 9:26 0 Comments

Centre for Mental Health was commissioned by the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network to explore what the mental health workforce of the future should look like. This report presents the key findings from a review of: • The current workforce in specialist, NHS funded mental health services in England; • Current policy and its impact on the future workforce; • The views of people who work in and use mental health services, obtained through a series of consultation events and roundt able…

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Critical Values Based Practice Network: bite-size summaries of mental health research theory & practice implications

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2017 at 17:54 0 Comments

The critical values based practice network comprises of practitioners and academics from the statutory, private and voluntary sector working within mental health. 

Clinical Psychology Bite-Size - hosted on its website - aims to provide short and readable summaries of mental health research, theory and implications for practice. Each Bite-Size takes a critical perspective to concepts and theories of mental distress, with a particular emphasis on…

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Critical Values Based Practice Network: bite-size summaries of mental health research theory & practice implications

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2017 at 17:54 0 Comments

The critical values based practice network comprises of practitioners and academics from the statutory, private and voluntary sector working within mental health. 

Clinical Psychology Bite-Size - hosted on its website - aims to provide short and readable summaries of mental health research, theory and implications for practice. Each Bite-Size takes a critical perspective to concepts and theories of mental distress, with a particular emphasis on…

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Mad Positive in the Academy: three short films

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

'In May 2012, the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson hosted an event entitled: Mad Positive in the Academy. This event brought engaged academics and community activists from four projects into dialogue about mad positive practices located at the intersection of mental health, formal education and social movements.

From 19 filmed interviews and roughly 7 hours of footage, we have created three short videos, or ‘web docs’ that discuss: what is means to be mad positive in the…

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Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK's universities

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 16:30 0 Comments

How well are the UK’s universities equipped to meet the challenge posed by students’ mental health and wellbeing needs?  On the one hand, there is a growing public narrative suggesting a ‘crisis’ in students’ mental health, with frequent stories of long delays in accessing counselling, and tragic reports of student suicides. On the other, young people today are often accused of being ‘snowflakes’ unable to cope with ordinary life events. What these narratives are likely to conceal, though,…

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Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness - free e-book

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 11:00 0 Comments

Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness reveals the human side of mental illness. In this remarkable collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall asks, “What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world?”

More than 60 voices of psychiatric patients, scientists, journalists, doctors, activists, and artists create a vital new conversation about empowering the human…

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Physical health in mental illness: learning resource

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 20:47 0 Comments

'People with a mental illness are more likely to have a preventable physical condition such as cardiovascular disease, and to die earlier than the rest of the population. Nurses working in all settings can work with these people to improve their outcomes.



The Royal College of Nursing’s Mental Health forum steering group has collaborated with the charity, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to create this resource for nurses. Dr Sheila Hardy is a dual trained nurse who researched…

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Surviving schizophrenia - video

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 16:35 0 Comments

Elyn Saks, Debra Lampshire and Paris Williams are all world experts on mental health. They’re using their personal experiences and working in their respective fields to debunk the myths and stigma surrounding schizophrenia.

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Step Change - new framework for universities to help improve student mental health​

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 16:08 0 Comments

A new framework has been published by Universities UK.  It aims to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of students in UK higher education institutions.

Step change​  is one strand of UUK's  programme of work to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all those who learn and work in higher education.  It aims to support university leaders to help embed good mental…

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