My Care Academy

Interview: My ERASMUS nursing placement in Denmark

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By Bronwyn Evans @Green_Eyed_Bea 3rd-year Mental Health Nursing Student, Student Voice Leader, Nursing Ambassador and Ambassador leader for the School of Health and Education at Middlesex University Bronwyn recently returned from her ERASMUS+ placement in Odense, Denmark. Here she shares her learning and personal experiences, and encourages other student nurses to also apply to the… Read More

Deafness and mental health

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By Nina Thomas @ninathomasart Nina is a founding member of The Film Bunch – their mission is to improve access for deaf and hard of hearing people to mainstream short films, and a trustee at StageText, an organisation that aims to make theatre and culture accessible to deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people. A performance of… Read More

My journey into non-medical prescribing

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By Charlene Hales, Clinical Team Manager at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust I approached my supervisor a year ago during my appraisal to express my interest in prescribing as I wanted a new challenge. I liked the idea of implementing a full care plan, conducting assessments, formulating impressions/diagnoses and designing a treatment package that includes medication prescribing.… Read More

Reflecting on Black History Month

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by Henry Akaluka, 3rd year BSc Mental Health Nursing Student and Student Voice Leader at Middlesex University Black history month has primarily been celebrated by revisiting the great works done by black people past and present. Notable black people like Malcolm X, Robert Nesta Marley, Martin Luther King jnr., Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks… Read More

Tips and Advice for Newly Qualified Nurses

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By Helen Kehoe & Jennifer Springham Joint Appointment Lecturers in Mental Health and Practice Development leads, My Care Academy. Recently it was ‘Graduation Week’ at Middlesex University, a proud moment for our graduate nurses and social workers beginning their journeys as healthcare professionals. This got us thinking about our nursing journeys and some of the challenges we… Read More

Co-Production to reduce violence and aggression on mental health wards

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By the PMVA Team at Middlesex University. The prevention and management of violence and aggression (PMVA) team at Middlesex University has been delivering training [the General Services Association (GSA) model] to the local National Health Service (NHS) Trusts staff and the University students since the early 1990s. The model developed in line with the National… Read More

The allocation of mental health services: why is it so difficult to get the balance right?

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By Dr. Mark Gray Pro Vice-Chancellor & Director of Knowledge Transfer, Middlesex University. Is there an optimal level of mental health provision? It’s a question that has dogged the economics of mental health for many years, largely because while in other clinical settings differences in allocative outcome don’t cross boundaries from one setting to another… Read More

Co-production at The Recovery College, C&I

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By Iris Dearne, Recovery College Manager, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I). Co-production is at the heart of our Recovery College.  Everything we do at the College is co-created with our students and our local community partners.  Our students come from diverse backgrounds – including  service users, carers, family members, supporters, professionals and the… Read More

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