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  • Fri, 14/09/2012 - 09:19

    Mental Health Network News e-bulletin Issue 9, September 2012

    Issue no. 9 (September 2012) of our NIACE Mental Health Network News e-bulletin can be downloaded from the MHFE Library: http://mhfe.org.uk/content/mental-health-network-news-e-bulletin-issue-9-september-2012.

    There are two ways to subscribe to this regular e-bulletin:

  • Thu, 13/09/2012 - 15:15

    No Health without mental health

    In July 2012 the Government published the No Health Without Mental Health implementation framework. No health without mental health, a cross-government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages was launched by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, in February 2011. In the framework there is a section on Mental health and educational attainment – the role of schools and colleges. This will be of particular interest to learning and skills providers.


  • Wed, 12/09/2012 - 15:12

    Opportunity to join Young People's Advisory Group

     The Department of Education is inviting disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs to join a Young People's Advisory Group (YPAG). The purpose of this group is for disabled young people and young people with SEN to have their say and advise Government on the SEN and Disability Green Paper reform programme. Closing date for applications is September 26th.

  • Tue, 11/09/2012 - 15:32

    Digital Practitioner Award

    Dear All

    The Digital practitioner awards, part of our “Innovating Learning” conference, are now open for nominations at http://www.niace.org.uk/campaigns-events/events/digital-practitioner-awards-information.

    Please see the description below and circulate widely:

  • Tue, 11/09/2012 - 11:39

    Disclosure and barring

    The key changes to the disclosure and barring scheme, which will come into force in September 2012, include:

  • Fri, 10/08/2012 - 13:51

    Learning providers (of all different kinds) that are funded by the Skills Funding Agency and/or the Education Funding Agency are invited to bid for one of the following:-

    • A grant of between £1,000 and £4,999 or
    • A grant of between £5,000 and £25,000

    To deliver projects which advance equality, diversity and inclusion (including mental health).

    The aim of the fund is to support innovative and sustainable projects which develop the capacity of the sector to meet the public sector Equality Duty.

  • Wed, 08/08/2012 - 15:33

    This year's BASE conference takes place in the heart of Glasgow on 12-13 September.

    Speakers for the event include:
    * Alex Neil MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure & Capital Investment in the Scottish Government)
    * Anne McGuire MP (Shadow Minister for Disabled People)
    * Marie Kelly (Director of Training and Employment Services, Rehab Group)
    * Roy O'Shaughnessy (Chief Executive Officer, Careers Development Group)
    * Alan Cave (Delivery Director, DWP)

  • Thu, 02/08/2012 - 11:13

    Dear Colleague


    NIACE is running two seminars in October in partnership with the Association of National Specialist Colleges (NATSPEC) and Disability Rights UK. The aim of the seminars is to provide an opportunity to learn more about and discuss the:


    - the draft Children and Families Bill (to be published in September);

    - reforms to school funding and the impact on colleges;

    - progress of the SEN and Disability Pathfinders and the Preparing for Adulthood programme which is supporting the work of the Pathfinders;

  • Fri, 20/07/2012 - 12:23

    Opportunity to make life easier for children and young people with learning disabilities


    Press release from LSIS

    A programme is being launched to help ease the frustrations of securing support for those with special educational needs (SEN).

  • Fri, 20/07/2012 - 11:18

    Ruby Wax's Mad Confessions documentary is part of  Channel 4's 4 Goes Mad season, in which she campaigns to break down the stigma that still surrounds mental illness: