Mental Health

Something Old…Something New….

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Staff from the Undergraduate Programme Board attended the ‘Working Differently Across Boundaries: Transforming Health and Social Care’ NHS Scotland Event 2017 at the SECC in Glasgow, held between 20-21ST June 2017. The School hosted a stand, to promote the School’s portfolio of programmes at the event.

Elaine Gifford, Helen Rainey and Claire Chalmers met and spoke with a number of people interested in study at UWS, and it is hoped the contacts made will come back and speak to us any apply to join our new programmes in the forthcoming academic year.

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They also met with someone ‘old’ (as in…from our recent past….)… Professor John Rae former Head of School.

Jack @SECC

 

…And someone ‘new’ (…well by comparison new….)… Our new Honorary Professor Anne Hendry.

Ann and Team SECC

Overall, a very worthwhile event.

 

Congratulations to Professor Belinda Dewar OBE

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Professor Belinda Dewar OBE

Many congratulations are due to Professor Belinda Dewar who was awarded an OBE in Queens Birthday Honours 2017 for her contribution to Nursing. If you want to know more about her distinguished career click here.

Well deserved for being an inspiration to so many others.

RAMH Fundraising Dinner 2017

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The annual RAMH 2017 Dinner & Quiz was held on Friday 19th May at the Normandy Hotel in Renfrew. The evening, which is sponsored and supported by the University and was hosted by the writer and broadcaster Vanessa Collingridge. Dinner & Quiz; raising £14K for local

The Dinner & Quiz; raised £14K for local  services.

As you can see from the photo’s the School was represented at the event by the Dean of School, Karen Wilson and other staff members. Disappointingly though they dod not win the Quiz!

Disappointingly though our table did not win the Quiz! Maybe next time.

 

British Transplant Games 2017; Can You Help?

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Transp[lant Games 2017

UWS is a sponsor of the British Transplant Games – everybody who participates has had a transplant and the Games are both a celebration of life (donor families are also invited to attend) and a vehicle to raise awareness of the Organ Donor Register. Information about the Register can be found here

The 2017 Games will be held in North Lanarkshire 27th July – 30th July and we would love as many of our staff and students to volunteer as is possible. Students, in particular, benefit from volunteering because it develops their employability skills, enhances their CV’s and demonstrates passion and effort, devoted to a particular cause, all of which are of interest to employers.

So far, over 100 students have signed-up.

If you’d be interested in hearing more about this, please leave your contact details on this link and you’ll be contacted about a short training session being held in Paisley on 22ndMay, from 12-2pm and at Hamilton on 25th May, from 10am – 12pm.

The team involved with the Games, at North Lanarkshire Council, have been working very hard on this and UWS hopes that the involvement of our staff and students will contribute to the overall success of this worthwhile event.  If you would like to know more about activities and events in the run-up to the games, all information is here.

 

Our Students Contribute to North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership Nursing Event

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Trust day _ayrOn Friday 5th May 2017, four of our soon to be qualified pre-registration adult and mental health nursing students presented at one of our local partner trusts Health & Social Care Partnership Nursing Event conference.

John Davidson, Nichola Duffy, Suzanne Hainey and Clare Sutherland (pictured above) were asked to represent the voice of student nurses and provide an insight into the future of nursing from their perspective.

They presented to a room of about 80 qualified nurses including some very experienced managers, including David Thomson, Associate Nurse Director and Professor Hazel Borland, Nurse Director NHS Ayrshire & Arran. They were very enthusiastic about their journey into and through our programmes and to their careers that lie ahead. They were highly professional and represented the University and Ayr Campus exceptionally well. Thanks to you all!

It’s International Nurses Day #IND2017

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Nurses-Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The International Council of Nurses commemorates this important day each year and we think we should too!

So first of all,  a message from Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer Fiona McQueen on the launch of the NMC’ s enabling Professionalism document that you can download from here. 

 

This second video is a little bit of inspiration. This talk is by Carolyn Jones who spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of the unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front line of health care. #nurseheroes

Dementia Awareness Week #oneweething

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Please come along to our Drop-in Event at the Mezzanine Area of the Brough Building, Paisley Campus, 1-3pm, 31st May, 2017.
If you can’t be with us on the day please join us on twitter @ASCPP #oneweething where we are celebrating all the lovely things and small changes that our Dementia Champions and others do to improve the lives of people with dementia, their family and friends.