Terry Simpson

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Profile Information

Location (town and country)
Leeds Mind
Mental health
Job title
Employment & Learning Skills Information Worker
Areas of interest and expertise
Advocacy, involvement

Terry Simpson's Blog

What did the Hub ever do for us?

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 10:17 3 Comments

Jill recently asked us to say what we get out of the hub. One very practical thing for me is lots of interesting material that I recycle for a monthly regional e-bulletin about employment & learning skills I make for Leeds Mind. In the latest one (see  http://www.volition.org.uk/regional-horizon-scan-august-2013/ ) for instance I included info about the Shaping Our Lives Resources Library, and also a link for the…


Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 16:28 on November 24, 2012, Bill Penson said…

Hello Terry,

Welcome to the MHHE hub- how did you hear about us? I wonder given you're Leeds based if we've met? I was at Leeds met for 10 years and in practice for 10 before that. Feel free to explore, join groups, start a blog and occasionally we have chat sessions which we'll let you know about in advance.



At 13:00 on November 25, 2012, Bill Penson said…

Hi Terry,

Clearly my memory isn't that sharp either if I need to ask- but your name is familiar and a few years ago I was involved with Leeds Mind for 2 years on the Board so we may well have crossed paths there.  I too am very interested in the arts/humanities contributions to understanding distress, mobilizing personal resources and resisting narratives that are applied rather than authored by the person. Thanks for adding me as a friend.


At 21:21 on February 15, 2013, Thurstine Basset said…

Hi Terry - I remembered the song: You are A...cheeky monkey! does that ring any bells for you? I tried emailing you but must have an old email address for you as it bounced back. all best wishes 


At 9:22 on March 29, 2013, julie gosling said…
Heyyyy Terry, look forward to some sharing and inspiring!

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Blog Posts

QMU launches the world's first Masters in Mad Studies

Posted by Jill Anderson on December 1, 2020 at 11:50 0 Comments

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh is launching the world’s first master’s degree in Mad Studies. The MSc Mad Studies course is primarily a course for graduates with lived experience of mental health issues. It has been hailed by a leading international Mad Studies academic as the most exciting piece of curriculum development in the last 20 years!

Mad Studies is a recognised academic discipline that explores the knowledge and actions that have grown…


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 1 Comment

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.

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