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At 17:14 on August 4, 2011, Andrea Capstick said…
How about Involving service users with dementia or learning disability?
At 17:17 on August 9, 2011, Mike Bush said…

Hi Jill 

have put up my profile and added a couple of blogs. Breaking news is that MIND have asked me to coauthor their response to the national suicide prevention strategy consultation. Hope your ok

Regards

 

Mike

 

 

At 21:24 on September 15, 2011, Rich Moth said…

hi jill,

yes, we are planning to have a mh stream at the next SWAN conference in March 2012 at Liverpool Hope so will probably look to set it up from there - hope you can make it along.

I have just been offered a post there so will be based in Liverpool by then!

Hope all's good with you.

best,

rich
At 12:51 on October 28, 2011, Kate Karban said…

Hi JiIl

I seem to be sorted out with access now.

Thanks for your help.

It was good to meet you last week with Bill - I shall look forward to furture contact via the Hub.

Best wishes

Kate

 

At 19:01 on December 11, 2012, Janie Greville said…

Totally!! I'll put it in my diary now and fingers crossed - see you there :-)

At 19:32 on December 14, 2012, Dr Caryl Sibbett said…

Hi Jill, thank you for this encouraging feedback. I am still developing this concept and looking at it in a variety of disciplines and contexts. I would be keen to attend a conference in the future. Best wishes, Caryl

At 15:01 on January 3, 2013, martin gilbert said…

thanks Jill - i am very pleased to have found this site again - very useful indeed

At 20:08 on January 5, 2013, Janet Qureshi said…

Thanks Jill,here is an attachment

Janetpromo%20word.doc

At 20:38 on January 27, 2013, Peter Downes said…

Thanks Jill, that's very helpful and supportive. Think I must have dropped off the MHHE radar because of a change of email address which I didn't notify. Will catch up again at later date. Peter

At 17:24 on January 29, 2013, julie gosling said…

Jill - thank you for your kind comment - I am wholly amazed and respectful of the commitment and energy you have put into setting up and maintaining this sight - I am encouraging others to sign up

At 19:11 on January 31, 2013, Torsten Shaw said…

Hi Jill

Thanks for all the information you forward lots of stuff I would know nothing about otherwise. Making Waves just got a lot more interesting with the arrival of Julie!

At 18:27 on February 1, 2013, Jill Anderson said…

Yes - I can imagine!  Glad that the information is being useful. 

At 12:12 on February 2, 2013, julie gosling said…
hi jill - a query - i wanted to message torsten but i cant see how to do this as he has yet to respond to my 'friend' request - we seem to be in a sort of limbo space?? - can you help please?
At 16:12 on February 2, 2013, Duncan John Marshall Purslow said…

Thanks

At 15:18 on February 3, 2013, julie gosling said…
my mad space - what or not to share - exactly the issues i am pondering on:

- there clearly needs to be safety and privacy - including being able to join without making this known in a wider context - i have academic colleagues who are often reluctant to disclose to peers or to their learners for instance

- i very much hope there will be opportunity for the wider network to engage with and learn from the experiences within this liminal space - there is great potential here

- i feel i am no more than a portal to the group's existence - but hope collaborative ownership will help to address these dilemmas and create liberating and enriching boundaries

- i rely on you for technical wisdom - i have none
At 15:38 on February 3, 2013, julie gosling said…
re the ning network:

lol jill !! - clearly a hotspot!! - and many many good points i thought - for me, the problem was fourfold:

not wanting to automatically impose a 'friend add' onto anyone before i told them about My Mad Space -

feeling tentative about pressuring anyone with a direct 'invite' -

and being quite unable to put a public post on anyones page when i was not certain if they had disclosed their mental health status

but all in all wanting to extend a warm and encouraging individual welcome to anyone who might benefit from coming in to My Mad Space

i have ultimately gone down the friends add route
At 15:43 on February 3, 2013, julie gosling said…
(having said this - i am now paranoid - in case people i want to add as friends think i assume they have a lived experience of distress - it is not the only reason i network with others - in fact that would be soooo reductionist - and imply we were only capable of talking about that particular experience - )
At 20:54 on February 3, 2013, Janet Qureshi said…

Thanks for your interest Jill.My book is about promoting positive mental health in poetry form.It helped me a lot when I was at a very low point in my life.It is called Aspects of Life and published by chipmunkapublishing.com.

Janet

At 21:54 on February 3, 2013, julie gosling said…
thanks jill for your lovely friendship and sharing
At 16:11 on February 4, 2013, julie gosling said…
Jill - I really appreciate that! - I did plough through the 7 pages of Ning suggestions - but was left no clearer in terms of best way forward - at any rate there is already a nucleus of membership which means we can start to discuss all of the privacy versus sharing/disclosure issues collectively

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