Risk assessment: Not a tick box exercise 

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By Suzanne Traynor @Traynors Associate Professor Mental Health (Practice) at Middlesex University & My Care Academy. Supporting mental health staff to develop their skills and confidence in the assessment of risk is a core requirement for all Trusts. My Care Academy (MyCA) in partnership with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust have developed a bespoke training… Read More

Mental Health Nurses Association (MHNA) Conference

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By Jennifer Springham, @jlspringham2 Joint Appointment: Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development Lead, My Care Academy.  This week the Mental Health Nurses Association took place, organised by David Munday and the MHNA team. The day included a bill of excellent talks by key people representing their organisations, highlighting the great work being done to improve practice… 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

Middlesex University Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

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By Jennifer Springham @jlspringham2 Joint Appointment: Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development Lead, My Care Academy. Recently Middlesex University held the annual Learning and Teaching conference, this year’s theme being ‘Pedagogies fit for 21st-century learning’, with the focus on innovation in learning and teaching. The conference was organised by the university CAPE team (Centre for Academic Practice… 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


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