mental health

208, 2017

Mental health plans are a mystery

By |August 2nd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Birmingham City University

The announcement of additional mental health workers by Jeremy Hunt (BBC, 2017) may look impressive to the public gaze, however the figures being discussed don’t seem to add up. The ongoing staffing cuts of nurses and front line staff (BBC, 2016) and efficiency savings […]

2505, 2017

Can this beloved 80 year old ever be stopped from killing people?

By |May 25th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University, Professor Craig Jackson, joins in the celebrations of the 80th Birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most iconic and symbolic engineering achievements in the United States. He asks if current measures proposed to tackle the bridge’s darker reputation as a suicide hotspot will do enough […]

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 […]

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 […]

303, 2016

Relieving stress while at uni – a student’s guide

By |March 3rd, 2016|Student Life|Comments Off on Relieving stress while at uni – a student’s guide

Jean Tsiga is a second year Mental Health Nursing student at Birmingham City University.

Mental wellbeing is a vital part of our survival, and as students we are prone to feeling stressed from ongoing pressures within our studies and personal lives.

Like me, many of you may have to juggle course work deadlines, placements, childcare, work (to […]

501, 2016

Beating the January blues

By |January 5th, 2016|Here to Help!, Opinion|Comments Off on Beating the January blues

Kim Moore, senior lecturer in Mental Health at Birmingham City University

It’s January, and after the Christmas rush you may feel tired and run down with the New Year stretching out in front of you into the great unknown. The cold weather and dark nights in combination with Christmas indulgences (and overspend) and last year’s unachieved […]

712, 2015

Looking after your mental health this Christmas

By |December 7th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on Looking after your mental health this Christmas

By Kim Moore, Lecturer in Mental Health, Birmingham City University

Whatever your views, December can be one of the most difficult months of the year to manage how you feel. It can bring a whole host of emotions from joy and excitement, to envy and even a sense of isolation and loneliness for some.

But however you […]

106, 2015

Five years on from the Cumbrian mass shooting – what more do we know about such killers?

By |June 1st, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Five years on from the Cumbrian mass shooting – what more do we know about such killers?

Professor  Craig Jackson reflects on the Cumbrian Shooting tragedy in 2010. He suggests that mass shootings committed by single perpetrators against strangers are still increasing in frequency, but that the psycholopathogy of such perpetrators is slowly being understood more fully. Depression and suicidal tendencies are not predictors of mass shooters – but personality flaws may […]

1505, 2015

Student Nursing Times Awards 2015

By |May 15th, 2015|Student Life|Comments Off on Student Nursing Times Awards 2015

The Student Nursing Times Awards celebrates the very best in student nurses, paying tribute to students who have demonstrated the academic achievement, clinical prowess and personal qualities that will make them brilliant nurses. So we were delighted when The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work’s Laura Fitzgerald was named the Nursing Times’ Student Nurse of the Year […]

2603, 2015

Boy Band Breakups: Let’s not be so cavalier to the “Directioners”

By |March 26th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Boy Band Breakups: Let’s not be so cavalier to the “Directioners”

Professor Craig Jackson, Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University

In February 1996 when Take That announced their split, press reports were feverish about the prospect of fans, distraught at the news of the band’s demise, threatening to commit suicide, and being mournful. While we may look back on this with some joyful glee, it might […]