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Public policy and current political debate around adult education, public mental health, mental health and wellbeing, health and social care, employment, criminal justice, housing as related to learners with mental health problems.

Covid-19 FE Rapid Response

 Landing page for the #C19 rapid response project, including the Padlet where we need you to share what you are doing.


Time for some catch-up TV? Question Time from 10 December

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?

Who's Lobbying?

Who's Lobbying is a website where you can "access data about lobbying activity in the UK without having to poke around through dense, difficult-to-navigate websites and hard to find PDF documents. "

Who's Lobbying, describes its motivations for providing this information as being about:

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/.

Government's new draft suicide prevention strategy launched for consultation.

Consultation on the Government's new draft suicide prevention strategy is open until 11th October 2011 and the final strategy will be published early 2012. The aims of the strategy are to reduce the suicide rate and improve support for those bereaved or affected by suicide.

The changing face of the NHS: promoting health and preventing illness?

It has been dubbed the biggest reorganisation in the history of the NHS. Under the Government's reforms for England, much of the health budget will be handed to GPs working in consortia. Public health will become the remit of local government, as will setting up health and wellbeing boards. So what of the NHS in this brave new world; and will the emphasis now be on prevention instead of cure?

Click here to access: "The changing NHS: promoting health and preventing illness?"

DfE Green Paper 'Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability'

Described as 'the biggest programme of reform in the education and health support for children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities in 30 years, this much awaited Green Paper 'Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability' was published today for consultation. It seeks to address:

New DH cross-government mental health strategy now published

This morning (2.2.2011) the Department of Health launched:

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