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Mike Bush posted a status
"To promote health and wellbeing in caring professions"
Feb 3
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Mar 8, 2016
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Nov 1, 2014
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The importance of supporting social workers’ own wellbeing should not be underestimated

The importance of supporting social workers’ own wellbeing should not be underestimatedAfter Mike Bush experienced a mental breakdown while working as a social worker he looked to improve support for professionals' wellbeingMay 16, 2014 in Mental HealthYour SayCredit:…See More
May 22, 2014
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May 13, 2014
Mike Bush posted a blog post

Social workers must employ "everyday small actions of resistance" to revolt against austerity-based poor bashing

Austerity is being deliberately targeted at poorer people who depend on public services, a BASW Cymru World Social Work Day event heard.University of Wolverhampton academic Graeme Simpson told social workers at Cardiff University that disabled people are being particularly hard hit by service closures and tougher eligibility criteria. He said that councils will be forced to make cuts of nearly 75% by 2018-19, with more than half affecting services and benefits.Mr Simpson used his…See More
Mar 30, 2014
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How to look after yourself: our professional resilience debate

How to look after yourself: our professional resilience debateOn 6 March TCSW held its second debate on the new Communities of Interest platform, on the topic of professional resilience.Given the stories that have been published over the last few weeks about stress and burn out in mental health and NHS social workers, the debate was…See More
Mar 28, 2014
Mike Bush commented on Michelle Robinson's blog post Mental health care cuts.... AGAIN!
"Strongly agree with your comments the problem is this Government just don't care!"
Mar 15, 2014
Mike Bush liked Michelle Robinson's blog post Mental health care cuts.... AGAIN!
Mar 15, 2014
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Mar 15, 2014
Jill Anderson liked Mike Bush's blog post Missed the professional resilience debate?
Dec 24, 2013
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Missed the professional resilience debate?

Martin Seager, Jill Anderson and I were panel members in this recent debate held by the TCSW I think this was a mega important and extremely useful discussion, this came about because I recently instigated the setting up of a community of interest on the TCSW website on Looking After Ourselves.   See also links to related work regarding research into stress in Mental Health Social Work with interesting and deeply  concerning findings.Please note intro below from the College to this…See More
Dec 22, 2013
Bill Penson liked Mike Bush's event Online discussion TCSW Looking After Ourselves
Dec 5, 2013
Jill Anderson liked Mike Bush's event Online discussion TCSW Looking After Ourselves
Dec 5, 2013
Mike Bush posted an event

Online discussion TCSW Looking After Ourselves at TCSW

December 18, 2013 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
On the 18th of December from 12.30 to !.30 pm there will be an online discussion on the importance of "Looking After Ourselves" this will be on the Knowledge Hub which is part of the college of Social Work where I have instigated the establishment of a Community of Interest in Looking After Ourselves Please see links below for details you will need to join the Knowledge Hub which can be accessed via the College of Social Work website : …See More
Dec 5, 2013

Profile Information

Location (town and country)
Leeds
Institution
Leeds University
Discipline
Social Work and Mental Health
Job title
Mental Health Consultant and Trainer
Areas of interest and expertise
Suicide Prevention. Promoting mental and emotional wellbeing in social care and health staff.
Reason for joining the mhhehub
To learn from others and share insights and understandings.
Website:
Mind and Soul, SWEP

Biography profile - Mike Bush

 

I have worked in the social health care area for over 38 years. My experience has been predominantly in adult services and mental health, mainly working in Community Mental Health Teams as a Mental Health Social Worker. I am a member of the Samaritans National Advisory Group and have done consultancy work for the Samaritans concerning there National Strategy Plan.  I have been an adviser to the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention Forum. I am a member of the Dept of Health National Suicide Prevention Strategy Working Party responsible for developing the “Help is at Hand” National Suicide Bereavement Information Pack. I am a member of the Leeds Suicide Prevention Strategy Group and I have written the introduction to this document. I am a member of the All Party Group on Suicide Prevention at the House of Commons.

 

 I have been a speaker at national and regional conferences concerning suicide issues and men’s mental health and have appeared as a panellist on the Radio 4 you and yours concerning mental health issues regarding suicide and stigma. I have also been involved with local radio and television regarding mental health issues.   I have also had papers published on suicide and mental health issues in mental health journals and on websites in Britain and America.

 

Ironically in November 2000 I suffered a major mental breakdown I became about as depressed as a human being can get and was actively suicidal myself. I cannot put into words how much I have learnt as a result of this year of living hell that I experienced. I am heavily involved in a wide range of national and regional mental health organisations and mental health user involvement campaigning groups .My mental health user experience has meant a journey of light years in understanding acute mental distress and it has contributed more than I can say to my perception of mental distress and has greatly informed my practice as a lecturer in mental health work at universities in the Yorkshire area.

 

 

Contact details:

 

Email  crossbear4953@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Bush's Blog

The importance of supporting social workers’ own wellbeing should not be underestimated

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 17:21 0 Comments

The importance of supporting social workers’ own wellbeing should not be underestimated

After Mike Bush experienced a mental breakdown while working as a social worker he looked to improve support for professionals' wellbeing

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Social workers must employ "everyday small actions of resistance" to revolt against austerity-based poor bashing

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 11:35 0 Comments

Austerity is being deliberately targeted at poorer people who depend on public services, a BASW Cymru World Social Work Day event heard.

University of Wolverhampton academic Graeme Simpson told social workers at Cardiff University that disabled people are being particularly hard hit by service closures and tougher eligibility criteria. He said that councils will be forced to make cuts of nearly 75% by 2018-19, with more than half affecting services and benefits.

Mr Simpson used…

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How to look after yourself: our professional resilience debate

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:13 0 Comments

On 6 March TCSW held its second debate on the new Communities of Interest platform, on the topic of professional resilience.

Given the stories that have been published over the last few weeks about stress and burn out in mental health and NHS…

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Comment Wall (10 comments)

At 9:07 on July 21, 2011, Jill Anderson said…
Hi Mike.  Welcome to the mhhe hub!
At 18:48 on August 9, 2011, Jill Anderson said…

That's great Mike. 

 

For anyone interested, here is the link to the Consultation:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/Liveconsultations/DH_128065

At 8:19 on October 20, 2011, Gary Morris said…

Hi Mike,

 

Keeping busy as ever (in fact more than busy !).

Hope all is well with you. Let me know when you are around these parts next and I'll get the kettle on.

 

Best wishes

 

Gary

At 9:12 on October 20, 2011, Mike Bush said…

Hello Gary

 

As it happens will be at Leeds Uni on 2/11/11 in the social work dept 10.30 till 12.30 could see you after that if you are ok than look forward to hearing from you.

 

Regards

Mike

At 12:14 on October 20, 2011, Franziska Leers said…

Hello Mike. Thanks for your welcoming post :-)

Sending you best regards from the Berlin autumn!

At 12:53 on October 28, 2011, Kate Karban said…

Hi Mike

It has taken a few days to sort out my access, but looks as if this is now OK.

This looks like a very useful forum.

Thanks for your message.

Best wishes

Kate

At 19:33 on February 3, 2013, julie gosling said…
thank you for your lovely friendship and sharing Mike
At 18:31 on February 8, 2013, Jill Anderson said…

Hi Mike.  I've posted a thread in the Forum on academic wellbeing and included the links to the bundlr collections.  Have a look, and contribute if you feel like it.  Hope we can get some discussion going.  Jill

At 18:32 on February 8, 2013, Jill Anderson said…
At 13:39 on December 2, 2013, Jill Anderson said…

You need to be a member of Mental Health in Higher Education Hub to add comments!

Join Mental Health in Higher Education Hub

 
 
 

Blog Posts

Service user and carer involvement in nurse education - shaping the curriculum

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 22, 2017 at 14:39 0 Comments

These pages have been created in partnership with Health Education England to form a 'How To' guide on involving service users and carers in nurse education. The aim is to illustrate the potential and spur readers on to further development of this agenda, rather than insisting on compliance with a set of strict rules or funding conditions. These webpages have been co-produced with service users and carers and written in real time.  They represent the…

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Higher Education and the Common Good - new book, by Simon Marginson

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 18, 2017 at 12:11 0 Comments

In the last half century higher education has moved from the fringe to the centre of society and accumulated a long list of functions. In the English-speaking world, Europe and much of East Asia more than two thirds of all school students enter tertiary education. Bulging at the seams, universities are meant to be fountains of new knowledge, engines of prosperity and innovation, drivers of regional growth, skilled migration and global competitiveness, and makers of equality of opportunity.…

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Podcast: Against your will - compulsory powers in the mental health system.

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 18, 2017 at 8:00 0 Comments

New Podcast from Discursive of Tunbridge Wells. 

This edition discusses the compulsory powers available in the mental health system in the UK, under the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act (MHA). The regular panel is joined by Emma Rye, a Clinical Psychologist working in in the field of learning disabilities. Emma is currently in training to take up the role of a ‘Responsible Clinician’ under the MHA. There are also have interviews with Dr Matthew Debenham, an NHS…

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Teaching Excellence Framework - special edition of Compass - Journal of Learning and Teaching

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2017 at 19:03 0 Comments

Prior to the publication of TEF assessments on 12th June (embargoed until 14th June when they go public) , we would like to announce publication of a TEF special edition in our open access journal Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching. A table of contents is listed below and you can access individual articles or the whole pdf HERE

These opinion pieces review the value of the TEF and…

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International Journal for Students as Partners - first issue.

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 9, 2017 at 9:17 0 Comments

We are delighted to let you know that the first issue of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) was launched on 8th May 2017 at the International Summer Institute on Students as Partners at McMaster University, Canada (…

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Workplace: a journal for academic labour

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 8, 2017 at 16:30 0 Comments

Workplace is a refereed, open access journal published by the Institute for Critical Education Studies (ICES). The longest standing and among the top journals in critical university studies, or critical higher education studies, Workplace is supported by a collective of scholars promoting dignity and integrity in academic work. Contributions are aimed at higher education workplace scholar-activism and dialogue on all issues of academic labor. Workplace is normally published as 1-2 issues /…

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Teaching critical psychology: international perspectives - Forthcoming book

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 4, 2017 at 8:30 0 Comments

This volume, edited by Craig Newnes - will be published later in the year.  It is described as ' the definitive text on methods and content in teaching psychology from an international and critical perspective'. Chapters from internationally renowned contributors - working clinically, educationally and in the community with a range of client groups - outline critical teaching by and for professionals and service recipients.

Teaching Critical Psychology offers a unique,…

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Experiencing the Social Work World - exhibition in Manchester

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 2, 2017 at 14:33 0 Comments

Using visual methods to explore the lived experiences of social workers

8 April 2017 — 18 June 2017, People's Museum, Manchester

8 April - 18 June 2017, Experiencing the Social Work World @ People's History Museum. Restricted by bureaucracy

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.…

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New online MA programme in Education and Social Justice at Lancaster University

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 2, 2017 at 11:26 0 Comments

Applications are now invited to join the first cohort of students who will commence the programme in October 2017.

The Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University is launching a new online MA – by coursework and dissertation - in Education and Social Justice. It’s a part-time programme undertaken entirely online, over 2 years. The programme is designed to enable professionals worldwide to…

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From Psychiatric Abuse to Psychiatric Neglect

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 2, 2017 at 8:01 0 Comments

Free to access article from Asylum Magazine - great starting point for discussion in teaching.

View the article here

Is Asylum in your university or local library? Could you help encourage subscriptions?

Subscription link is here.

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