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

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

Summary of the Good Childhood Report 2018

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The Children’s Society is a national charity that works with the country’s most vulnerable children and young people. They have partnered with the University of York and produced the 7th Edition of The Good Childhood report which covers England and Wales. As part of the report’s research, it has included new evidence on Trends in… Read More

News: Consultation on transforming mental health services within Camden & Islington

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Make your voice heard and shape mental health services within Camden and Islington by getting involved in a new public consultation and attending the meetings below or complete the consultation survey online.  Camden and Islington Clinical Commissioning Groups are consulting on the proposed re-development of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust‘s St Pancras Hospital site.  The… 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


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