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  • Mon, 29/02/2016 - 15:18

    Please support the DfE SEN/D implementation team's request for you to share details of their call for evidence from children and young people about what they think about peer support/mentoring for mental health and emotional wellbeing.

    "DfE wants as many children and young people as possible to take part in the call for evidence, so that we have a really good picture of what they want from peer support in this area.

  • Fri, 26/02/2016 - 17:05

    Image of the poster for the Leading beyond the organisation – a Systems Leadership Approach course on 16.3.16This one-day course, developed in partnership with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), is designed specifically for senior managers and aspiring senior managers from within the Adult and Community Learn

  • Wed, 24/02/2016 - 22:07

    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.

  • Tue, 23/02/2016 - 13:04

    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. 

  • Mon, 25/01/2016 - 05:28

    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.

  • Sat, 12/12/2015 - 11:32

    If you missed this week's episode of Question Time on Thursday, 10 December 2015, with Mary Beard, Caroline Flint, Vince Cable, Greg Clark and Quentin Letts, you've got 12 months left to watch it on BBC iPlayer. I'd recommend you don't waste any time. Watch it now at: http://bbc.in/1OnAYB1 for the the panel and audience responses to the question asking why more isn't being done by the government to support people with mental health problems?

  • Wed, 12/08/2015 - 13:12

    I usually tweet events and resources via @MHFEwhatsnew rather than posting them as news, but the Scottish Recovery Network, See Me, and Voices Of Experience landmark national event on human rights and recovery in June this year really does deserve a special news item. Thanks to Susan for sending details to me in the latest SRN eUpdate.

    Rights for Life brought people together around human rights, mental health recovery and non-discrimination. It was designed to be solutions-focused, engaging and positive.

  • Tue, 11/08/2015 - 14:27

    Post-doctoral positions for the Work, Learning and Wellbeing evidence programme - closing date 3 September.

    Senior Research Associates (two posts) Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Sun, 09/08/2015 - 01:59

    The 2015/16 Staff Diversity Diary has now arrived. Grab your free copy over on the Equalities toolkit website.

  • Sun, 09/08/2015 - 01:50

    Debbie Hicks, from the Reading Agency, will be leading a webinar on Books on Prescription (BoP) self help books on Tuesday 11 August 2015 from 12.40 to 2 pm.
    This webinar is part of a programme of virtual sessions for the BIS Community Learning Mental Health Pilots, but anyone who is interested is welcome to join us.