mental health

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 […]

2108, 2013

Are nurses being asked to act as ‘mental health police’ in new government scheme?

By |August 21st, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on Are nurses being asked to act as ‘mental health police’ in new government scheme?

Kim Moore, Lecturer in Mental Health, Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Health

The government announced this week that five more police forces are to pilot a scheme whereby mental health nurses will accompany officers on call-outs. The new scheme aims to provide police forces with the support of health professionals who are able to provide the […]

2603, 2013

Behaviour and mental health issues in schools

By |March 26th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Behaviour and mental health issues in schools

By Lynn Fulford – Associate Dean of Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences 

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers reports that there have been sharp rises in disruptive behaviour in our schools over recent years.  It is interesting that most of the disruptive behaviour is considered to be fairly low level, with 79% of staff […]

604, 2011

Empowering or marginalising mental illness?

By |April 6th, 2011|Opinion|2 Comments

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology.

A dating website (NoLongerLonely.com) is dedicated solely for users with experiences of mental health problems.

While NoLongerLonely.com is no doubt sincere in offering a service to a community that is well aware of the problems and difficulties of functioning and living with mental illness, there is no harm in […]