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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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…


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…


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…

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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.



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