Dr Caryl Sibbett
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Counselling / Psychotherapy, Art Psychotherapy, Training, Research
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Areas of interest and expertise
Counselling, psychotherapy, art psychotherapy, supervision, "nettlesome knowledge", liminality, arts-based research, education, wellbeing, systems.
Reason for joining the mhhehub
Learning and sharing about mental health and wellbeing; practice, learning and teaching.

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 12:43 on December 7, 2012, Jill Anderson said…

Welcome to the mhhehub Caryl.  Your work on 'nettlesome knowledge' was felt to be extremely helpful by people who attended our conference a couple of years ago: 


At 18:48 on February 2, 2013, julie gosling said…
hey Caryl - I found your application of troublesome knowledge to the health arena most relevant and readable - i have been using the notion of 'growing spaces' and liminal encounters for some years in the shared learning interface between students / pq candidates and service user educators - we created some dynamic shared experiences

i love the vivid metaphor of grasping the nettle - learning spaces can and maybe should be uncomfortable at times
At 15:39 on March 31, 2013, Dr Caryl Sibbett said…

Hi Julie, thanks for the feedback. Your work sounds very interesting and I'd welcome learning more about it. Growth can indeed be uncomfortable at times.

At 23:46 on April 1, 2013, julie gosling said…
Thank you for your friendship Caryl and yes I'd love to share

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Blog Posts

Unlearning through Mad Studies: disruptive pedagogical praxis

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 26, 2020 at 19:00 0 Comments

Medical discourse currently dominates as the defining framework for madness in educational praxis. Consequently, ideas rooted in a mental health/illness binary abound in higher learning, as both curriculum content and through institutional procedures that reinforce structures of normalcy. While madness, then, is included in university spaces, this inclusion proceeds in ways that continue to pathologize madness and disenfranchise mad people.

This paper offers Mad…


Stepchange: mentally healthy universities

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:48 0 Comments

Earlier this year, UUK published a refreshed version of its strategic framework, Stepchange: mentally healthy universities, calling on universities to prioritise the mental health of their students and staff by taking a whole university approach to mental health.

The Stepchange approach and shared set of principles inform the …


Think Ahead gets funding to boost its intake.

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:41 0 Comments

Fast-track mental health social work provider Think Ahead will expand its intake by 60% from next year following a government funding boost of at least £18m.

The Department of Health and Social Care has agreed a contract with Think Ahead to increase the number of trainees for its 2021 and 2022 cohorts from 100 to 160, with…


Transforming Mental Health Social Work videos

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:39 0 Comments

Health Education England has commissioned 11 videos centered on real-life experience of specialists in the social work field.

See the video playlist.

Transforming mental health social work - conference report

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:37 0 Comments

In February 2020 Health Education England and Skills for Care put on two major conferences about the role and development of mental health social work. 

Download the conference report.

Leadership in mental health social work - web pages

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:33 0 Comments

A section of the Skills for Care website has been developed for mental health social workers and AMHPs

View the web pages here.

Social work education and training in mental health, addictions and suicide: a scoping review protocol

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:29 0 Comments

Social workers are among the largest group of professionals in the mental health workforce and play a key role in the assessment of mental health, addictions and suicide. Most social workers provide services to individuals with mental health concerns, yet there are gaps in research on social work education and training programmes. The objective of this open access scoping review is to examine literature on social work education and training in mental health, addictions and…


Mental health nurse education: perceptions, access and the pandemic

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:25 0 Comments

With World Mental Health Day this Saturday, a new Nuffield Trust report discusses how more people might be attracted to apply to study mental health nursing, and the reasons why they might currently be less likely to do so.

Co-author Claudia Leone picks out some  key findings.

Laying foundations: Attitudes and access to mental health nurse education

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:00 0 Comments

Laying foundations: Attitudes and access to mental health nurse education

Mental health nursing is a vital and varied profession, accounting for over a third of the mental health workforce in England. Yet the numbers choosing to study to join the profession are…


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