Sheila Lewis
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Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post Being mindful of mental health - The role of local government in mental health and wellbeing
Jul 25
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post Emotions linked to depression - engaging teaching resources
Jul 24
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post Understanding Psychosis - revised version now out
Jul 24
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post The Mind in the Media - Radio 4 programme
Jul 24
Sheila Lewis commented on Jill Anderson's blog post Links between mental health academics and student support services
"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."
Jul 24
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post Strengths based social work with adults
Jul 24
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post The State of Care in Mental Health Services: 2014-2017
Jul 24
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post Crazywise
Jul 24
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post Green light toolkit - MH, autism and learning disabilities
Jul 24
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post Creative Health: The arts for health and wellbeing
Jul 24
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post Critiquing personality disorder - new book
Mar 28
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post Inquiry into Adult Mental Health Services - all party parliamentary group on social work report
Oct 4, 2016
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's blog post A simple guide to avoid receiving a diagnosis of personality disorder
Oct 4, 2016
Jill Anderson left a comment for Sheila Lewis
"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."
Mar 10, 2016
Sheila Lewis liked Jill Anderson's page Learning from experience
Mar 8, 2016
Sheila Lewis commented on Jill Anderson's blog post Photography and mental health
"Thank you some interesting and sensitive thought provoking resources that I can use to raise awareness."
Mar 8, 2016

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 (3 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.

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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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United Nations Disability Committee review of the UNCRPD

Posted by Jill Anderson on August 26, 2017 at 13:07 0 Comments

This week the United Nations Disability Committee scrutinised the UK for the first time since it ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009.  

Read Iris Elliott's helpful BLOG posting…

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