This project aims to develop and implement an integrated health and social care pathway to provide support for older adults (over 65 years) living with dementia and their carers in the community co-ordinated by a named community nurse. This nurse will ensure equitable access to support, information and care from diagnosis throughout all stages of the illness to end of life.
This award-winning project aimed to pilot a Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy programme to carers of people with dementia and assess its effectiveness.
This project offers a safe environment for adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions can be enabled to better understand, manage and maintain their own wellbeing. The aim will be for each individual to identify what they are like when they are well, and when they are unwell, promoting an individual definition of recovery.
Dignity Therapy is a brief intervention that enhances the lives of people at the end of life; this project aimed to determine its effectiveness with people with early dementia.
This project is an evaluation of a Community Psychiatric Nurse-led, public and social partnering practice-based study, aimed at helping people make the transition from homelessness care services to local community networks.
My first born Ethan – the boy who came along and healed many things in my life, stole my heart and made myself and Chris a family with so much to love for – was born in 2013. He turns 4 soon and this means that I have been accessing and then facilitating peer support for 3 years. My Juno anniversary if you will! My labour and Ethan’s birth were what I would consider traumatic and the start of family life didn’t go too smoothly either. We slowly began adjusting to the magical, bewildering, terrifying, life-affirming job of being parents…
This project sought to pilot two new initiatives: Improve assessment and signposting for people who maybe more vulnerable to risk of domestic fires With a local housing provider and tenants, pilot a Good Neighbour, Good Neighbourhood initiative to support people to feel safer in their community.
As a first year mental health nursing student I had very little knowledge about the role of a community mental health nurse or the challenges that lay ahead, I would like to start my blog by offering three pieces of advice for students about to venture out on their first community placement: Avoid wearing thin trousers or tights, house cats seem to instinctively identify fabric that ladders with ease. Budgies, although adorable, are prone to bouts of verbal abuse; try not to take it personally. Be flexible- you never know what people have planned for their day, during my community…