November 2013 Blog Posts (29)

Create Hope By Spreading Stigma

Create Hope By Spreading Stigma?

Great post from Kirsten Bellows - Canadian E by E

Any thoughts on this campaign?

Added by julie gosling on November 30, 2013 at 20:16 — No Comments

Online tools - for use in teaching and learning

I've been collating a LIST of these.  

Is this helpful? ('like' the post if so)

Which do you make use of? What others should be added?

Added by Jill Anderson on November 29, 2013 at 17:46 — No Comments

International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery (INTAR) - Call for contributions


Please read below for more details, and submit your idea in no more than 250 words by email to:

or by post to: The Liverpool Mental Health Consortium, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2AH

The International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery (INTAR) in partnership with the Liverpool Clinical…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 29, 2013 at 17:31 — No Comments

Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness: a reader and roadmap of biploar worlds

This book emerged out of our community-based website,, which has been helping a brilliant and disparate group of folks talk about “bipolar disorder” and related madness in ways that make sense to us, the people struggling with our own mental health, and help us live better lives rather than backing us into corners. This collection of writing, now in its tenth printing, began as a way of bringing these conversations onto…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 29, 2013 at 11:36 — No Comments

Learning about Person-Centered Practice: Getting to know you

Getting to Know You: 

This resource will help a learner to understand what 'person-centred practice' is by completing a one-page profile about themself.

On their profile they can record how they'd like people to help them, if and when they need care and support. They will then be able to help the people they support to create their own one-page profiles.…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 29, 2013 at 11:15 — No Comments

The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project

The Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project (DEEP) aims to explore, support, promote and celebrate groups and projects led by or actively involving people with dementia across the UK that were influencing services and policies affecting the lives of people with dementia.

The first phase of DEEP was a one year project that finished in 2012 but a new, three year phase began in 2013. This will help build the capacity of existing groups, support the emergence of new groups and…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 28, 2013 at 14:22 — No Comments

Calls for Papers - Sheffield 2014

The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis, 

21-23rd May 2014, Cutler’s Hall, Sheffield, UK

5th International Conference: Theorising normalcy and the…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 27, 2013 at 10:03 — No Comments

mhhehub chats - two coming up!

Join us on Tuesday 3 December from 4-5pm (GMT) for a chat about mental health learning and teaching - share what you are doing, issues you have been grappling with this term, resources you are finding helpful - or ask for advice and suggestions.

Join us on Tuesday 10 December between 1-2pm (GMT) for a chat about research you are involved with.  If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, let us know about your…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 26, 2013 at 15:19 — No Comments

Mindfulness in Higher Education

I am collecting links on mindfulness in higher education here.  If you know of resources to add, please let me know (and/or I can add you as a collaborator on bundlr, where the links are located).  If you haven't come across bundlr it is a great resource for collating links for use in teaching/learning. 

Several hub members have an interest in minfulness.…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 26, 2013 at 13:11 — No Comments

Your Pain Is The Breaking Of The Shell

'... your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding ... '. Khalil Gibran

Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being

Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health

By Tori Rodriguez

' ... the… Continue

Added by julie gosling on November 26, 2013 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Knowledge transer in social care and social work: PSSRU reports

Two discussion papers have been published by the Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics, and the Social Care Institute for Excellence, which focus on knowledge transfer in social care.

1.  Evidence-informed policy making: Exploring the concept of knowledge transfer in social care(Discussion paper 2862, Matosevic et al 2013), reports on an exploratory study which examined the…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 25, 2013 at 14:57 — No Comments

Lived Experience Research Network: Issue Briefs

The Lived Experience Research Network produces issue briefs in three categories that highlight issues of importance in the behavioral health and disabilities fields:

  • Research Briefs: These briefs synthesize the research evidence on a particular issue.
  • Advocacy Briefs: These briefs summarize an issue for advocacy or action, for which more research may be needed.
  • First Person Accounts: These briefs describe the writer's lived experience in the behavioral…

Added by Jill Anderson on November 22, 2013 at 15:56 — No Comments

Improving the Quality and Safety of Healthcare: Call for abstracts

Improving the quality and safety of healthcare is a global priority. The 22nd Sociology of Health & Illness Monograph will bring together empirical, theoretical and methodological contributions to progress a distinctive sociological understanding of this rapidly developing field. The intention is to showcase papers that apply sociological conceptualisations and critiques to quality and safety across diverse international contexts, expand orthodox thinking and…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 21, 2013 at 13:28 — No Comments

Co-production in mental health: a literature review.

In spring 2013, nef was commissioned by Mind to review the literature on how coproduction is being used in mental health settings. This report sets out the findings of that review, showing what evidence there is of the impact of co-production on mental health support, and which aspects of co-production are being developed in the sector.…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 20, 2013 at 23:05 — No Comments

MRC Seminar: Looking After Ourselves

I would like to bring to your attention this important Seminar on Looking After Ourselves that I am jointly running with Dr Martin Webber of York University on the 12th of December  to your attention see link below…

Added by Mike Bush on November 20, 2013 at 18:45 — 1 Comment

584 and counting. . .

There are now 584 members on the mhhehub.  Please pass the word around to those you work and study with and help us make it to 600!

Added by Jill Anderson on November 20, 2013 at 18:41 — No Comments

Brookes ejournal of learning and teaching

The Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching aims to promote, enhance and disseminate research, good practice, development and innovation in all aspects of learning, teaching and assessment in higher education.

Read it here.

Added by Jill Anderson on November 20, 2013 at 18:28 — No Comments

Are you on the map?

If you are not on the mhhehub member map, please scroll down and add yourself. 

Did you know that you can link straight from the map to members' profile pages? Give it a try.

Added by Jill Anderson on November 20, 2013 at 18:25 — No Comments

Educating Health Professionals about Disability: A Review of Interventions

Article by Tom Shakespeare in the latest edition of the Journal of Health and Social Care Education.  

Download here.

Added by Jill Anderson on November 20, 2013 at 18:24 — No Comments

Mental Health Nurse Doctoral Students Network

At the Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research in Warwick this year ten Mental Health Nurse Doctoral Students came forward and agreed that a network was a good idea. This network can work in a number of ways:

  • Meeting up for occasional face to face discussions
  • Using an email group to contact like-minded people
  • And using this blog

You may have questions, tips to share, events and books to recommend, the possibilities are wide.…


Added by Jill Anderson on November 20, 2013 at 13:53 — No Comments

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Croatia: out of institutions, into the world

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 19, 2017 at 20:00 0 Comments

More than 8,200 people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in Croatia remain in segregated institutions and psychiatric hospitals with little control over decisions that affect their lives, Human Rights Watch said. While the Croatian government has made some progress in protecting the rights of people with disabilities, the process of moving people out of institutions and into community-based living arrangements has been limited and slow. In a video released by Human Rights Watch,…


1000 conversations: speaking out on mental health

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:34 0 Comments

Stories of people with lived experience of mental health difficulties - shared on the Centre for Mental Health website. 

View the stories

Quality in Undergraduate Education: How Powerful Knowledge Disrupts Inequality

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

Globally, the appetite for higher education is great, but what do students and societies gain? Quality in Undergraduate Education foregrounds the importance of knowledge acquisition at university. Many argue that university education is no longer a public good due to the costs incurred by students who are then motivated by the promise of lucrative employment rather than by studying a discipline for its own sake. McLean, Abbas and Ashwin, however, reveal a…


International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:55 0 Comments

'The International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal (IIPDW) was created to respond to a glaring need in mental health: to develop ways for helping people withdraw from psychiatric drugs.

Mental health has failed to provide support to people who want to reduce or withdraw from their psychiatric drugs. Often, people are simply told it is a bad idea, and thus are left to try to reduce or withdraw without the support they need.

Indeed, psychiatric drugs have been…


Life of the Mind Interrupted: essays on mental health and disability in higher education

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:43 0 Comments

The essays in this book cover topics such as disclosure of disabilities, accommodations and accessibility, how to be a good abled friend to a disabled person, the trigger warnings debate, and more. Written for a popular audience, for those with disabilities and for those who want to learn more about living a disabled life, Life of the Mind Interrupted aims to make higher education, and the rest of our society, more humane.…


All is not well - comics about care

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 17, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

I See You is about a girl being cared for by her father after being discharged from psychiatric hospital. The father cares emotionally and practically. He stays present in response to the girl’s anger and despair and tries metaphorically to give the girl her childhood back.

Read the comic

Medicated Stable: animated film

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 17, 2017 at 15:16 0 Comments

Medicated Stable is an animated film that explores some of the experiences of mental health treatment, support and recovery in Southampton. Funded by NHS England, this animated film produced by Healthwatch Southampton is based on ‘Barriers and Facilitators for promoting recovery in mental health’ a research paper co-produced by Healthwatch Southampton and the University of Southampton.…


Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 16, 2017 at 14:08 0 Comments

Britain’s first university centre dedicated to improving mental health in schools has opened.

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools has been established at Leeds Beckett University.

Similar centres already exist in the US and Canada. Its aim is to create a network of educators, mental health practitioners and …


Trauma informed education in mental health nursing

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 15, 2017 at 10:32 0 Comments

Stirling University film  looking at MH through a Trauma Lens featuring staff, graduates & clinicians.

View it here.

Mental Health Occupational Therapy Interventions and Outcomes Network

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 10, 2017 at 12:52 0 Comments

MOTION is a collaboration between researchers, service users, clinicians and educators committed to improving outcomes in mental health occupational therapy by advancing research.

Visit the website.

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