mental health

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 […]