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Michael Ashman commented on Jill Anderson's blog post Power Threat Meaning framework: new publication
"There's also an interesting critique of this from a survivor perspective at: https://www.nsun.org.uk/power-threat-meaning-threat-powerpowerpower"
Jan 24
Michael Ashman liked Jill Anderson's blog post Power Threat Meaning framework: new publication
Jan 16
Michael Ashman liked Jill Anderson's blog post Personification Across Disciplines - call for papers
Jan 9
Michael Ashman liked Jill Anderson's blog post Drayton Park women's crisis house - interview with Shirley McNicholas
Nov 28, 2017
Michael Ashman liked Jill Anderson's blog post Trauma informed education in mental health nursing
Nov 15, 2017
Michael Ashman liked Jill Anderson's blog post Why Export Mental Health - interesting video
Oct 24, 2017
Michael Ashman commented on Jill Anderson's blog post Latest issue of Asylum magazine is out now
"There's some really interesting and challenging stuff in the latest Asylum issue - as well as some refreshing if wry humour."
Sep 26, 2017
Michael Ashman commented on Jill Anderson's blog post What it feels like to be compulsorily detained for treatment
"Thanks :)"
Aug 18, 2017
Michael Ashman commented on Jill Anderson's blog post What it feels like to be compulsorily detained for treatment
"Hi Jill, this looks really interesting, unfortunately the download link doesn't seem to work."
Aug 18, 2017
Michael Ashman liked Jill Anderson's blog post Reflecting on Threshold Concepts: an introductory tool
Jul 31, 2017
Michael Ashman commented on Simon Rose's blog post Research
"Hi, this is great, will contact you both off-list."
Mar 15, 2017
Michael Ashman commented on Simon Rose's blog post Research
"Great, look forward to discussing this."
Jan 24, 2017
Michael Ashman updated their profile
Jan 16, 2017
Michael Ashman commented on Simon Rose's blog post Research
"Hi Simon Very interested in the research idea. I work in a similar post and have been delivering training on attitudes to mental health to undergraduate medical trainees for a few years. I've changed the training many times over the years in…"
Jan 16, 2017
Michael Ashman liked Jill Anderson's blog post Surviving work in health
Oct 25, 2016
Michael Ashman commented on Jill Anderson's blog post eMenthe - elearning materials on mental health
"This looks good. Does anyone have any idea how long these materials might be available for?"
Jul 27, 2016

Profile Information

Location (town and country)
South Yorkshire
Institution
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Discipline
Practice development, staff training
Job title
Service User Development Worker
Areas of interest and expertise
Service user training of staff, service user evaluation of services, developing services that see people as equal partners in the care process, challenging traditional notions of mental healthcare
Reason for joining the mhhehub
To keep pace with what's happening in academic institutions concerning mental health

Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 15:46 on June 6, 2013, Jill Anderson said…

Hi Michael

Welcome to the MHHE hub it’s great that you have joined.  You will see that we have over 450 members across the UK and a growing membership in other countries; please add yourself to the member map which we hope will help aid networking- you can search to find other members in your region.  Have a look around and explore the groups/forum/events/blog functions. Try using the search box on the homepage too.

If you have any queries or suggestions then do get in touch with myself or with Bill Penson.

Best wishes,

Jill

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Blog Posts

Mental health and neoliberalism - video of New School of Economics event

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 10, 2018 at 22:23 0 Comments

Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism? We asked the panelists to reflect on the aftermath of the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies which followed, but then to engage with how the slashing of expenditure on public services and increase in private debt has been met with questions around whether these factors are exacerbating mental health problems. This event titled, ‘Mental Health and Neoliberalism’, sought to situate the growing…

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Afflicted: how vulnerability can heal medical education and practice

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 22:47 0 Comments

In Afflicted, Nicole Piemonte examines the preoccupation in medicine with cure over care, arguing that the traditional focus on biological intervention keeps medicine from addressing the complex realities of patient suffering. Although many have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medical practice, few have considered the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ontological reasons for it. Piemonte fills that gap, examining why it is that…

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The effect - radio play

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 7, 2018 at 13:56 0 Comments

The Effect -  Drama on 3 - by Lucy Prebble.
Starring Jessie Buckley, Christine Entwisle, Damien Molony and Samuel West.
"I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect."
Award-winning chemical romance. 
Connie (Jessie Buckley - 'The Last Post', 'Taboo') and Tristan (Damien Molony - 'Crashing', 'Being Human') are taking part…
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While your back was turned: the mental health of young women and girls.

Posted by Jill Anderson on February 2, 2018 at 18:10 0 Comments

The mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. As the evidence section in this paper will show, the last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis levels.…

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Mental Health Act – The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 17:52 0 Comments

This report looks at causes for the rise in use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to detain people.

The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England report cover image

National data shows an increasing use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to treat people in hospitals.

In 2016, the CQC committed to working with local services to gather views on the reasons for the national increase in the use of the MHA, to identify how local services are responding to the changing activity, and to…

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Social policy first hand: An international introduction to participatory social welfare - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 24, 2018 at 11:55 0 Comments

Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision. A companion volume to Peter Beresford's bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at…

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Asylum magazine - events calendar

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:54 0 Comments

Asylum magazine has a new events calendar.  You can view it here.

UMHAN blog - writers wanted

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 18:52 0 Comments

University Mental Health Advisers Network.

Are you interested in in HE? Do you like writing and are passionate about sharing your opinion? Look no further. The Blog is…

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With children in mind: current research and policy developments on mental health and young people

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 23, 2018 at 15:30 0 Comments

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Public Mental Health

Expected publication in 2019 as Volume 18, Issue 1.



Guest Editors: 


Gill Coverdale, Co-editor of JPMH and Royal College of Nursing, UK gillcov17@gmail.com…

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Psychology and Mental Health - beyond nature and nurture

Posted by Jill Anderson on January 21, 2018 at 11:45 0 Comments

Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This free online course provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.

Over six weeks, you will explore some of the current challenges and debates in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and discover new ways of thinking psychologically about mental health.

You…

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