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IAG and mental health

Does anybody know of any specific courses/workshops linking mental health and IAG?

How we should talk about mental health

Interesting article which covers issues such as stigma, criminality, suicide, appropriate terms, defining people and how to talk about mental health. http://ideas.ted.com/how-should-we-talk-about-mental-health/

A positive start for new Barnsley Co-ordinator

It’s day 12 in my new role as Mental Health Co-ordinator for Barnsley CLMHP and I have been reflecting on what I have been doing so far.

"Now for the science-y bit"?

I am fairly new in post as a CLMHP coordinator. Last week I attended the BABCP conference to present from a service user perspective but also sit in on some of the lectures, and the week before I participated in the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science World Conference. Why?

Libraries as a great resource

Hi, Have you heard about a national initiative that Libraries are doing called 'Books on Prescription'? If not, there is info on readingagency.org.uk/readingwell. This would support any of the Mental Health Community Learning Pilots that are out there. Lisa

It's time to improve access to equality and diversity resources

Because of the nature of my work – a combination of project management, research, and administration (we all seem to be getting more generic these days in the way we multi-task), I spend a certain amount of my time searching for, you guessed it, good quality, up-to-date, relevant equalities resources which can take a considerable amount of time.

My Work With MHFE

I first saw a link to the MHFE virtual secondees project on the NSUN (that’s National Survivor User Network) mailing and was really interested. I am a mental health service user, but had 6 years experience teaching in FE and HE. Funnily enough, I think it was the stress of this work that pushed me to breaking point! I became ill with stress and then after I lost my job my condition deteriorated. As part of my own recovery I completed an MA and then just last year finished an NVQ in Beauty therapy.

Chesterfield college local working with CAMHS

Here at Chesterfield college we have been busy trying to link with our local CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) team to make college a more welcoming environment for perspective learners who have mental health difficulties. With this in mind, in the summer we will be holding our first CAMHS open day at which learners who have been in contact with the service can find out about college course and the support available to them.

Support information for young people and parents

I have been looking at the different forms of support available to young people and parents and have linked to Choice forum which provides some interesting comments about the way in which learners with disabilities have been treated. Has anyone else come across this group, it is very very active and seems to have a strong and diverse range of contributors?

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