Sheila Lewis
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Jill Anderson left a comment for Sheila Lewis
"Thanks for the interactions Sheila - great to know there is someone out there!"
Nov 21, 2017
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal
Nov 20, 2017
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post 1000 conversations: speaking out on mental health
Nov 20, 2017
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post Mental Health commissioning with migrant communities - new guide from MIND
Nov 20, 2017

Profile Information

Location (town and country)
Durham
Institution
New College
Discipline
Social Work
Job title
Lecturer
Areas of interest and expertise
Mental health
Drug and alcohol
change manangement
Reason for joining the mhhehub
To keep up to date with information
To be informed about any updates or training in the relevant areas of expertise

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 19:42 on October 2, 2014, Jill Anderson said…

Welcome to the mhhehub Sheila.  It's great that you have joined. Do share some further information about your interests, and  I hope that you'll find things here that are of use to you. Try using the search box on the home page for items in your areas of interest. Set up or join a group.  Any queries or suggestions, do just get in touch. Please pass the word around to colleagues and anyone else who may be interested, and help us to build the hub through contributing. By the way, mhhehub is also on twitter: @mhhehub and we have a jiscmail discussion list: www.jiscmail.ac.uk/mhhe  

At 9:58 on October 7, 2014, Sheila Lewis said…

Thank you, I am looking forward to sharing information and hopefully teaching strategies.

At 10:24 on March 10, 2016, Jill Anderson said…
Glad you found the photographic resources useful Sheila. Do let me know if you come across anything else that I can add - or if you have any thoughts to share re how they can be used inteaching.
At 10:31 on November 21, 2017, Jill Anderson said…

Thanks for the interactions Sheila - great to know there is someone out there!

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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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