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

Launch of Mad In Asia - online platform

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:14 0 Comments

Mad in Asia is an online platform whose primary mission is to contribute to changing the narrative about madness and mental distress.

Mad in Asia hopes to showcase narratives that are contextually relevant for the Asia region that focus on the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities as well as challenge the dominance of western biomedical psychiatry and clinical psychology. Led by persons with psychosocial disabilities from Asian countries and in collaboration with…

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Community Open Online Courses (COOCs)

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:08 0 Comments

Community Open Online Courses (COOCs) are an opportunity for people to share their passions, ideas and knowledge with each other.  What learning is created is down to you, the users.  Learning is most enjoyable when it is taught by those with enthusiasm and a desire to share what they know.  The word ‘courses’ is loosely used, there are no exams, no tests, no qualifications required.  The aim is to get people from all parts of the community to generate learning opportunities and to share…

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The Angry Consumer - embracing difficult conversations

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 10, 2018 at 10:54 0 Comments

This is a great new blog post by Nev Jones. 

Download here.

Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 1, 2018 at 19:05 0 Comments

Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education, by Jan McArthur, looks at assessment in HE through the lenses of critical pedagogy and social justice, and offers new insights to both fields of enquiry. …

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Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 30, 2018 at 10:30 0 Comments

This new book, by Noël Hunter, represents a critical exploration of the mental health system as it pertains to individuals experiencing 'madness'

trauma and madness

Is written entirely from the perspective of people with lived experience

Offers resources and directions for the future, as recommended by people with the experiences in consideration.

Find out…

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Social policy first hand An international introduction to participatory social welfare

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 29, 2018 at 14:30 0 Comments

Social policy is often constructed and implemented by people who have little experience of its impact as a service user, but there has been a growing interest in greater public, patient and service user involvement in social policy as both political activity and academic discipline.

Social…

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Mad Studies webinar series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:59 0 Comments

This series of eight online webinars will introduce participants to mad studies, an emerging, interdisciplinary field encompassing a variety of philosophical, social, and cultural perspectives on what we consider "madness." As a discipline, mad studies seeks to challenge dominant understandings of "mental illness," rejecting the notion that the biomedical model of psychiatry is an accurate interpretation of human mental and emotional states. Mad studies offers a variety of alternative…

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Paying people who receive benefits - coproduction and participation.

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:55 0 Comments

This At a glance briefing, from SCIE, looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for people who use services and carers to get involved in paid co-production/ participation in health and social care. 

View the briefing.

Independent review of the Mental Health Act: A summary of the interim report

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 15, 2018 at 14:57 0 Comments

This useful briefing, on the NHS Confederation website, summarises key points from the interim report for Mental Health Network members.  View the briefing.

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