My Care Academy

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

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 D/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

Mindfulness and self-care

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By Jennifer Springham, @jlspringham2 Joint Appointment: Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development Lead, My Care Academy.  Last week was self-care week, and although we should be looking after ourselves all of the time, it was a helpful reminder for me to check in with myself and evaluate my own strategies for keeping well. Particularly now… 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

The stigma of mental illness among mental health professionals

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By Jennifer Springham, @jlspringham2 Joint Appointment: Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development Lead, My Care Academy.  I was really inspired reading Mandy Steven’s blog addressing the stigma of mental illness for those working in mental health services. We all have our own narratives and life experiences, and being a mental health professional doesn’t make us exempt… Read More

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