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Documents/blogs/resources that are in some way now out of date (e.g. government policy may have changed, practice and policy may have been superseded by new evidence, organisations may have ceased or hard copy resources may be out of print). 

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.

MHFE this week

Lots going on this week again, finalising the bulletin and working on a summary of recent articles on the impact of group work on learners with mental health issues. The preliminary findings appear to be that group work simply keeps learners occupied rather than make a real learning difference! Watch out for more.

This week

Last week was quite hectic but really enjoyable it was good to spend some proper time thinking about  the project and how I can add something. 

My news this week is also interesting, my other job includes working with an advice service and I have been asked to look at the resources which the service has available in terms of learners up to 25 with mental health issues, update it and prepare some materials as well. So needless to say I have identified the MHFE site amongst others. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next few months.

 

The ONS Measuring National Well-being (MNW)

The ONS is currently consulting on the first set of draft national well-being measures. The (MNW) programme was launched in November 2010 to provide a fuller understanding of ‘how society is doing’ than economic measures alone can provide. It started with a national debate on ‘What matters to you?’ to improve understanding of what should be included in measures of the nation’s well-being.

Get 2 b in a Healthy FE College

This LSIS workshop on 8.12.2011 is your chance to see and experience first-hand being in a Healthy FE college. This event at Bradford College is for learning and skills providers who want to do more to promote health and wellbeing for all learners and staff.

Which wordle goes where?

The new Recipe for Success e-resouce will be published here on MHFE in November (after Hackney Community College presents it at the 2011 AoC Beacon Widening Participation Awards ceremony).

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!

Securing quality in learning and skills for people who have experience of mental health problems - a summary checklist

A checklist of quality standards, linked to Common Inspection Framework outcomes, that research has demonstrated can lead to the best possible outcomes for people who experience mental health problems.

 

Working Our Way to Better Mental Health: A Framework for Action

This was the first ever public mental health and employment strategy, written for the Labour Government by Dame Carol Black as part of the DWP-led cross government  Health Work and Wellbeing initiative to protect and improve the health and well-being of working age people. See: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/health-work-and-well-being/.

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