Mental Health

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

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

Make one change?

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By Suzanne Traynor @Traynors Associate Professor Mental Health (Practice) at Middlesex University & My Care Academy. The new year had hardly begun, and we were bombarded with “What is your new year’s resolution?” We can decide to make changes to our lives that will have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing at any point… 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 D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people. A performance of… Read More

A different perspective: The assessment of the risk of suicide

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By Suzanne Traynor @Traynors Associate Professor Mental Health (Practice) at Middlesex University & My Care Academy. Supporting staff to feel confident and competent when working with service users who are suicidal is essential. The Trust’s ‘Keeping the Patient Safe’ learning sessions provide staff with the time and space to refresh their knowledge and skills as well… Read More

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