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Supporting the FACES sector workforce

All levels of FACES sector workforce development to improve mental health and wellbeing in learning organisations and staff

Spring to Equalities webinars start 7 March 2016

If you joined our World Mental Health day webinars we think you'll also like our Spring to Equalities series starting Monday 7 March 2016.

Book your place now on new mental health leadership course

I’d like to tell you about an exciting new blended leadership course that the ETF ELMAG 3 programme is offering between now and late March. It’s called “Breaking the Rules: An affirmative approach to mental health leadership”. I know you have lots of demands on your time, but I also know that if you vist this MHFE website it's becuase you want to make a difference aroudn mental health and wellbeing, i.e. you want to lead change.  Well that's what this course is about.

Meeting the Challenge of Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (One Day Course)

Great to see interest in the FutureLearn course, so I thought I'd tell you about a one-day face to face course, Meeting the Challenge of Special Educational Needs, that's coming up on 3 March 2016 in London. It is being offered as part of the ETF Excellence in Leadership, Management and Governance (ELMAG) programme. 

If you want to radically improve the quality of services and outcomes for young people and adults within SEN/D education provision, then this is the course for you as it will be centred around your special educational needs challenges.

Understanding anxiety, depression and CBT

FutureLearn is offering a beginner’s course to increase understanding of anxiety, depression and CBT that is aimed at anyone with an interest in mental illness generally, and anxiety and depression in particular, e.g. 

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups

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.

Recipe for Success - handout for the questionnaire

Handout listing key influencing factors for internal and external partnerships generated through the literature search undertaken as part of the Recipe for Success project work.  This handout was sent to participating colleges along with a questionnaire.

Use it in conjunction with the questionnaire and recipe template as a tool for planning, team building, staff training or service review.

Virtual secondees to MHFE wanted. Apply now.

Remember when regional mental health network meetings and  other events meant you got regular  time out to find out what was going on, keep up to date with news, share and learn about good practice and were able to discuss issues freely with other people with an interest  in mental health and learning? Well, as a virtual secondee to MHFE those days could be back - the only catch is this time you'll be responsible for making things happen and doing it all online!

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