Opinion

302, 2017

In the eye of a storm

By |February 3rd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on In the eye of a storm

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

Over the past year nursing associations and the Royal colleges of Nursing and Midwifery all predicted the abolition of the nursing bursary would lead to a reduction in applications for university applicants for nursing courses.  Today, that prediction seems to have been realised with a national drop in […]

202, 2017

It’s time to talk

By |February 2nd, 2017|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on It’s time to talk

Kim Moore. Senior Lecturer in Mental Health.
Life is full of ups and downs so there will be many eventful days in your life, some will be good and leave you feeling on top of the world, but others can make you feel bad.  While many of us enjoy good mental health, there are times when […]

102, 2017

Only joking! Offensive humour on television

By |February 1st, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Only joking! Offensive humour on television

For their forthcoming book ‘Provocative Screens’ Dr Anne Graefer, Lecturer in Media Theory, Birmingham City University has been researching with Dr Ranjana Das from University of Leicester on what really offends people when watching television.

Their interviews with 90 adults in the UK and Germany revealed quickly that humour and comedy is a minefield when it […]

1201, 2017

What does a Digital Forensics Analyst do?

By |January 12th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What does a Digital Forensics Analyst do?

By Shahid Shabbir, Senior Lecturer in Computer Network Security
Forensic scientists are prominent in the news today, following the publication of the annual report of the forensic science regulator. The Guardian article covering the report made reference to the “increasingly important area of digital forensics”. But what is digital forensics; and what does a digital forensics analyst […]

1101, 2017

The tip of the iceberg – Mental health in A&E

By |January 11th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The tip of the iceberg – Mental health in A&E

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

National attention has been re-directed to mental health patients due to significant increases of mental health patients attending A&E departments.

National A&E attendance figures reported by the BBC highlighted that over the past four years A&E departments have recorded a 47% rise in A&E attendance by adult’s with mental […]

2012, 2016

An Indian Christmas

By |December 20th, 2016|Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on An Indian Christmas

By Sushant Dewan, a 25-year-old MBA International Business student from New Delhi, India
Christmas in New Delhi, India
Millions of Indians are celebrating Christmas throughout the country. With 24 million followers, Christianity is India’s third-largest religion. Christians comprise 2.3 per cent of the country’s population.
There is no death of celebration in Delhi – India’s capital – but […]

2012, 2016

Looking after mental health at Christmas

By |December 20th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Looking after mental health at Christmas

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health
Yes it is nearly here again… the great Christmas competition, it seems like only yesterday I was packing up my Christmas decorations and paying off the Christmas loans.  But everywhere I go I see twinkling lights, Christmas decorations I can only aspire to, carols that repeat over and […]

1612, 2016

A Bulgarian Christmas

By |December 16th, 2016|Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on A Bulgarian Christmas

By Daniela Videva,
21-year-old third year student from Plovdiv in Bulgaria, studying Media and Communication (Public Relations)
I often get asked whether people in Bulgaria celebrate Christmas. And my answer is always – ‘YES!’ People assume we don’t have this tradition because we are an Orthodox country. It may not always be as commercialised as in the UK […]

712, 2016

With more babies conceived at Christmas, how aware are we of the risks of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?

By |December 7th, 2016|Opinion|Comments Off on With more babies conceived at Christmas, how aware are we of the risks of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?

By Dr Carolyn Blackburn, Senior Fellow in Early Childhood and Inclusion, Birmingham City University.

Christmas is a time for celebration with friends and family but it is also a period where increased alcohol consumption poses a risk for children and families. December is the month when the highest number of babies are conceived and the month […]

212, 2016

Rising Mental Health Act detentions – should we really be surprised?

By |December 2nd, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Rising Mental Health Act detentions – should we really be surprised?

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

The publication of statistics for Mental Health Act (MHA) detentions yesterday has highlighted a ‘dramatic’ increase in mental health detentions, but should we really be surprised that over the past 10 years this has increased by 47%?

If we consider the significant differences in mental health services in 2006 […]