I have currently been on placement with the Early Intervention Psychosis team. In my first week my supervisor had this idea of having an allotment group (inspired by another service user allotment), this would benefit the service users that they have within their service. I set out on fact/information gathering sessions looking at resources and … Continue reading Project allotment
Dr Jacquie White, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, Mental Health Strategy Lead at the University of Hull and ‘Wearer of Many Hats’, recently offered members of Hull University Nursing Society and student nurses her time to provide a drop in to chat or answer any questions. She bravely gave student nurses the opportunity to ask … Continue reading Mental Health drop-in with Jacquie White
When I was asked to write this blog I was not really sure where to start but I have decided to keep it plain and simple and will just try to pass on some lessons I have learnt as I continue my journey towards the ultimate goal of becoming a mental health nurse. As I … Continue reading Placements in a nutshell – A brief resume of placements as a Mental Health Nursing Student.
Today we're highlighting the STaR project, the wonderful work they have been involved with and an award they have kindly given to the society for one very special blog contributor! The STaR project is a University of Hull based study funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing. The project aimed to Support the Transition and … Continue reading The STaR Project & Blog Award
I had had an upbringing full of neglect, abuse, bullying, you name it. I will not delve completely into it but long story short, from being abandoned by one parent at toddler age and brought up chaotically by the other around many unfavourable characters, it took a toll on me. I handled it -what I … Continue reading Sunshine after the storm
As this week’s wellness Wednesday; run by Ellis focused on reaching out for help, I would like to follow on from this and provide you with information on where to go for help and support. Since your induction (newbies) you have probably had lots of information thrown at you. Below I will provide you with … Continue reading Reaching out (help and support)
I have wanted to become a mental health nurse ever since I was 18, I am 28 now. The reason behind it, is because when I was 18, I was admitted to a psychiatric unit, which was a very scary time for me, being unwell and not having my family with me 24/7. I was put … Continue reading Vanessa’s Journey into Mental Health Nursing