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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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.

The Colour of Madness - new anthology

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 11, 2018 at 19:35 0 Comments

The Colour Of Madness is an anthology led and curated by BAME people which is made up of fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and art submitted by BAME writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those still navigating life with mental health problems. It explores the BAME mental health experience in the UK.…


Language, Discourse and Mental Health - new book series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 4, 2018 at 11:40 0 Comments

This book series is a unique  resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective.

Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis,…


Medicating me: personal impressions of psychiatric medication

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 2, 2018 at 15:32 1 Comment

A mental health documentary exploring people's encounters with psychiatric medication. It is not giving advice. It is giving a voice. Beyond chemicals, how does the idea of medication function on our identities and upon our view of ourselves?…


Applied Sociology curriculum launched

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 15:36 0 Comments

At the BSA conference in Newcastle last month, the BSA Sociologists outside Academia (SoA) group launched its model curriculum in applied sociology.  This will now be offered free to UK sociology departments, to use within their undergraduate programmes.  It can be downloaded from the curriculum website.

The curriculum is a key element in SoA’s…


The Rosamund Snow Prize

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

Rosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic investigate its high ‘did not attend’ rate; she explains what she found in this talk, addressing a TED×NHS event in 2016. 
Urging her audience to involve patients in service quality…

Authenticity to Action - call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 16:41 0 Comments

The 6th International Authenticity to Action Conference will take place on 5-6 March 2019 at the Grange Hotel, Grange-over-Sands on the theme of: 'Inspiring partnerships in co-producing  professional education and practice development'.

This exciting two-day conference will celebrate the involvement of patients, service users and carers in Health, Social…


Asylum 25.2 - out now!

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 14:43 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is now out. It opens with an article by @validconsent which underlines the profound challenges involved in the notion of ‘democratic psychiatry’.  How does one provide a safe space for challenging and diverse opinions to be expressed: at a conference; on a psychiatric ward; on social media; or in the pages of amagazine?   Those questions go to the very heart of Asylum’s collective struggle.  They are crucial for those involved…


Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings - free course

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:03 0 Comments

This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, looks at the use of mindfulness in counselling and forensic settings. You will start by learning a bit more about the concept of mindfulness and how it can be understood and applied. You will then consider the different ways in which mindfulness can be integrated into therapy sessions, and what the benefits of these might be. After this, you will explore some of the specific ways in which…


Building critical bridges - Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:00 0 Comments

The 3rd Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network (a.k.a. CritSui3), will be held in Perth WA at the University of Western Australia from 12-13 December 2018.  This conference, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, builds on prior Critical Suicide Studies conferences in Prague, Czech Republic (2016) and Canterbury, UK (2017), turning the attention to networking, impact and engagement…

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