Inspiration and reflection on our time spent at the ‘Future of mental health nursing conference’

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Zarah Thomas- Final year mental heath nurse On the train back from Edinburgh one of my fellow colleague’s made a comment that summarised how most of us felt: ‘ This conference has made me a better nurse’. From the heart felt lived experience from Tommy Whitelaw, whose mother was diagnosed with dementia to all of… Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week

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By Suzanne Traynor @Traynors Associate Professor Mental Health (Practice) at Middlesex University & My Care Academy. Working in mental health services can be stressful and at times just getting through the day is the best we can manage. However the reality is that unless we take care of ourselves, we will not be able to manage… Read More

Student wellbeing at Middlesex University: The ‘Make it Happen’ project

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By Kris Irategeka and Michael Jones Student Advisers at Middlesex University Student Union Advice @MiddlesexSU Following on from the previous blog about Mental Health and Wellbeing at Middlesex University, we hear from Kris and Michael from MDXSU Advice about the Make it Happen project taking place from this week for students at Middlesex University. ************… Read More

Type 2 Diabetes: Understanding the risk factors

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By Suzanne Traynor @Traynors Associate Professor Mental Health (Practice) at Middlesex University & My Care Academy. Taking care of our physical and mental health will ensure that we have the best chance of living a long and healthy life. However, people with Serious Mental Illness have a significantly higher risk of developing life limiting illnesses. All… Read More

New online learning for BEH-MHT staff

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By Suzanne Traynor @Traynors Associate Professor Mental Health (Practice) at Middlesex University & My Care Academy. The Care Programme Approach (CPA) is the way mental health services work with service users. Our relationship with the service user is at the centre of this process and it is based upon the principles of recovery.  Enablement draws on… Read More

Mental Health and Wellbeing at Middlesex University

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By Jennifer Springham @jlspringham2 Joint Appointment: Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development Lead, My Care Academy. Recently it was University Mental Health Day, a national awareness day for student mental health jointly developed by Student Minds and the University Mental Health Advisers Network. Students, staff and student unions in higher education institutions were encouraged… Read More

Eating disorders: how and why all nurses should care

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By Helen Hewitt @helen_mhns Helen is a third-year mental health nursing student at Middlesex University, currently in the process of completing her extended essay which focuses on the challenge of maintaining therapeutic relationships while delivering care within eating disorder settings. It is concerning to see someone that we care for showing signs of an eating disorder.… Read More

A fresh look at your New Year’s resolutions

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By Helen Kehoe  @Helsbels88 Joint Appointment lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development lead, My Care Academy As a mental health nurse and lecturer I often have interesting conversations and debates with both students and colleagues about how we can support service users and ourselves to make and maintain healthy life choices. I then began to… Read More

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

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