Monthly Archives: October 2013

More unwanted invitations

In a post I wrote in May I complained about academic spam, and particularly the endless receipt in my email inbox of unwanted invitations to write papers for unknown journals specialising in areas I know absolutely nothing about. Emails of … Continue reading

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Mental health services at a time of austerity

Last week I drafted a short, commentary-type, paper for a special edition of Mental Health Nursing which will be focusing on practice and services during a time of austerity. Some years ago I was on the editorial board of MHN. … Continue reading

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Classroom time

This morning I’ll be in a classroom urging a group of post-registration community nurses to embrace the idea that mental health is everybody’s business. It’s a session I regularly get to do on the School of Healthcare Sciences’ Fundamentals of … Continue reading

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Supporting doctoral students in mental health nursing

Over on the Mental Health Nurse Academics UK blog, Julia Terry from Swansea University has written a post introducing the new Mental Health Nurse Doctoral Students’ Network which she has worked so hard to convene. The group met, for the … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day 2013 [update]

Now that I have learned how to embed YouTube videos into this blog (it isn’t difficult, really) I can update this morning’s post by adding a clip of Welsh Government Minister for Health and Social Services Professor Mark Drakeford speaking, … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day 2013

Today is World Mental Health Day. Here’s a snip from the WHO: Every year on 10th of October, The World Health Organization joins in celebrating the World Mental Health Day. The day is celebrated at the initiative of the World … Continue reading

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Teesside story

So here’s a brief post from a train, as I make my way home from Mental Health Nurse Academics UK‘s meeting at Teesside University. The journey is long, but the company is good: next to me is Michael Coffey, and … Continue reading

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