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1 Welcome to the Health Sciences & Practice Subject Centre Mental Health Special Interest Group Wed 21 st March 2007 Kings College, London

2 Outline for the Day Introductions Background & context of the MH SIG Invited speaker: Ian McGonagle, University of Lincoln The 10 ESC – Opportunities & Challenges for Education Planning for future MH SIGs – Workshop/ Group Work

3 Higher Education Academy HEALTH Network (Higher Education Academy Learning and Teaching in Health) Federation of 2 Subject Centres Health Sciences and Practice + Medicine, Dentistry & Veterinary Medicine (MEDEV)

4 The Higher Education Academy formed in 2004 to take on the functions of 3 previous bodies: The Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) with 24 Subject Centres promoting the development of good practices in Learning and Teaching The Institute of Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE), The body for professional accreditation and development The National Coordination team (NCT) For teaching quality enhancement

5 Context: The Health Sciences & Practice Subject Centre Health Sciences & Practice Subject Centre 33 Lead Subjects + 12 Collaboration Subjects HEA MH Networks – Mapping exercise ‘Common Ground’ Workshop, 2005

6 Health Sciences & Practice Subject Centre aims to promote the development of good practices in health care through enhancing the quality of learning, teaching and assessment, both in higher education institutions and in practice based education

7 Speech & Language Therapy Mental Health Complementary Medicine Health Promotion & Education Gerontology Audiology Nutrition & Dietetics Chiropody & Podiatry Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting Radiography Pharmacy Occupational Therapy Public Health Environmental Health Healthcare Ethics Rehabilitation Sciences Optometry & Orthoptics Physiotherapy Other Related subjects

8 Priorities for Health Sciences and Practice Interprofessional education e learning Assessment Work related learning Problem based learning Educational Research Employability Mental Health Reflective Practice Public Health and Health Promotion Ethics & legal aspects of health care

9 Centre Director Prof Catherine Geissler Academic Director Dr Margaret Sills Administrator& Marketing Manager Stevie Robinson Senior Learning and Teaching Adviser Helen Bulpitt Learning and Teaching Adviser Dr Irja Haapala CETL Liaison & IPE Manager Dr Marion Helme IPE Project Officer Nikos Skisas Information & Communication Technology Manager Kwansuree Jiamton Technical Officers Chakkapas Visavakul Panu Kwansuwan Key Contacts Subject Advisers Advisory Board Learning and Teaching Consultants Clare Baguley: MH Consultant

10 Newsletter (termly) Publications – Occasional papers Ebulletin(monthly) Student essay competition Website JISCmail & discussion fora Special Interest Groups Workshops and meetings e.g. Maths, Festival of learning National initiative support e.g. Employability Collaboration with other Centres: Triple/ EIPEN (IPE), mhhe, Research and development e.g. Mini-project grants Activities

11 to develop scholarship and debate about how best to improve learning and teaching practice, through commissioning reviews of the literature, policy, and studies of the experience of teachers and learners in a variety of learning environments. Grants of around £5000 are available annually. Details on our website. Mini-Project Grants

12 Website News Events Resources Funding opportunities Download Occasional papers etc Contact Advisers Special Interest Group (SIG) discussions Links

13 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Thematic networks / communities of practice Critical reflection / Reflective Practice Employability (forthcoming) Ethics teaching Foundation degrees in AHPs Interprofessional Education Mental Health in Higher Education Practice Learning and Support Problem Based Learning Elearning (Launch January 2007)

14 Aims of the MH SIG Develop interdisciplinary networks and facilitate the sharing of ideas, experiences and good practice for the integration of mental health across educational programmes Provide a forum for the dissemination of information and resources relevant to the development of high quality evidence based mental health teaching and learning Support enquiry and innovation that aims to promote mental health learning and teaching across the range of multi disciplinary settings.

15 Considerations for this Afternoon’s Workshop What interested you in today's meeting? What are you hoping for? What do you need? What ideas for future events might you have? What might you have to offer?  Hold onto your ideas for this p.m.

16 Looking to the Future: Development of the MH SIG and a mental health network within health sciences & practice

17 A Joint Endeavour! Facilitate Harness resources Support Encourage contribution

18 Planning the MH SIG Why?  Needs?  Information?  Networking?  Support?  Other? Where?  London / multi site  England, Scotland, Wales When?  Frequency, duration? What?  Underpinning philosophy of the MH SIG?  Areas of interest?  Expertise?  What resources do we have available to us ? – Individuals / HEIs / IT  Aspirations – Outputs; European / USA links?

19 In Groups Consider the previous questions what ideas / opinions do you have? What level of involvement would you like to have? Eg: organising / hosting / presenting / other What areas / topics should we target How might we widen the network with ‘hard to reach’ groups?

20 Mental Health in Higher Education (mhhe) mhhe - enhancing learning and teaching about mental health in higher education Lynn Tang, Project Development Officer, Mental Health in Higher Education  Resources  News Bulletins  Case studies  Service user and carer involvement

21 European Inter-professional Education Network (EIPEN) 6 participating counties Greece, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, Poland & UK Two aims: Develop transnational network of universities and employers of Promote good practice in interprofessional teaching and learning in health & social care

22 Next Meeting: Wed 7 th November 2007 Location? Theme / Topic? Structure? Who’ll do what?

23 MH SIG Contact Details: Clare Baguley, MH Consultant, University of Manchester Claire Scammell, Centre Administrator, King College, London. Tel

24 MH SIG Contact Details: Clare Baguley, MH Consultant, University of Manchester Claire Scammell, Centre Administrator, King College, London. Tel


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