How to support service users to plan ahead for challenging conversations

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By Poppy Ellis Logan @poppyellislogan Associate Lecturer in Mental Health (Middlesex University), My Care Academy Practice Lead We all have to face challenging conversations in our day to day lives, usually when putting forward views and opinions that may not be shared by others. Some people develop good strategies for dealing with these challenging conversations,… Read More

Gender identity and person-centred care

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By Asterios Bompolis @Asteriosbmpls Associate Lecturer in Mental Health (Middlesex University), My Care Academy Practice Lead Pronouns: He/His (what’s this?)   Gender diversity The Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011) report[i] indicates that “at least 1.3% of the UK population is in some way transgender or gender variant”[ii].  The significance of this figure is revealing… Read More

We’re winding down for the winter break!

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It’s time to say goodbye to 2019, and usher in the New Year… Over the next few weeks, you may notice that My Care Academy seems a little more quiet than usual, as we will be busy wrapping up and recovering our energy ready for what the New Year will bring. Between now and then,… Read More

Learning from ADHD Awareness Month

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By Poppy Ellis Logan @poppyellislogan Associate Lecturer in Mental Health (Middlesex University), My Care Academy Practice Lead Part 1: What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), biologically speaking? People with ADHD have brains that are both structurally different to ‘normal’ and which are also chemically imbalanced, with lower levels of certain neurotransmitters than people without… 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


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