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The mental health component of the new degree in social work: starting a debate

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Social Work Education
Issue number2
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)231-240
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The Mental Health in Higher Education Project (mhhe) aims to increase networking and debate about the learning and teaching of mental health, both within and across the disciplines and professions in higher education. Despite the recent prominence that has been given to mental health in terms of policy development and new practice models, there has so far been little discussion as to what should constitute the mental health component of the new social work degree that is currently being introduced in England. This paper sets the context for the debate and reports on the outcome of an mhhe workshop on this theme held at the 2003 Social Work Education Conference in Warwick.