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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

It’s not too late to ‘Stoptober’

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By Helen Kehoe  @Helsbels88 Joint Appointment lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development lead, My Care Academy. We are halfway through this year’s Stoptober. This effective campaign is in its 7th year and the success has been huge. It’s not too late to join in, don’t let starting later in the month put you off! According… Read More

My education and experience of emotional dysregulation

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By Helen Kehoe  @Helsbels88 Joint Appointment lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development lead, My Care Academy. This blog intends to give a brief introduction of emotional dysregulation and to share my experience of my own learning and the positive effects of relevant training and experience. I hope that this small piece will interest anyone in… 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

A day in the life of a Ward Manager

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Suzie Maclennan Ward Manager of a Tier 4 CAMHS service in Edgware community hospital at  Barnet Enfield Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust Morning My day shift starts at 9 am On a typical day I head straight to the nursing office to say good morning and to check in with the nursing staff to see how… Read More

News: Creative Co-production Forum launches at BEH

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The first Creative Co-production Forum took place on Monday 18 June 2018 at Chase Farm. BEH-MHT staff including those working in early intervention, forensic services and The Network met to talk all things co production. The group heard a presentation from Camilla Cox in the Eating Disorders Service who explained how a former patient feedback… Read More

Hendon School ‘Stamping out Stigma’ Conference 2018

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By Helen Kehoe & Jennifer Springham Joint Appointment Lecturers in Mental Health and Practice Development leads, My Care Academy. Hendon School hosted their 3rd annual mental health conference held at Middlesex University in June 2018. The Hendon School SOS Mental Health and Wellbeing Team consist of a team of pupils who have achieved so much to be… Read More

Learning at Work Week at BEH with My Care Academy

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By Helen Kehoe  @Helsbels88 Joint Appointment lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development lead, My Care Academy. For the last 19 years The Campaign for Learning  has helped to organise the Learning at Work Week  annual event. This year’s Learning at Work Week takes place from 14 to 18 May. Every year it has a… Read More

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