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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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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