Sunday, 3 April 2016

Scottish Mental Health Nursing Conference Wed 6Apr16 @AbertayUni Dundee; I've registered

Scottish Mental Health Nursing Conference this Wednesday 6 April 2016 in Abertay University, Dundee: “Advancing Mental Health Nursing Through Research and Innovation: Care, Recovery, Evidence”.  8.30-9.30 Registration; 4pm close of conference.

[my Storify of tweets from attending conference: #SMHNRC2016 @AbertayUni: speaking out; resisting; engaging; learning; 6Apr16]

"Nurses, allied health professionals, service user/carers and other experts by experience, academics and all those with a stake in improving mental health care in Scotland and beyond are warmly invited to attend. The Conference is supported by the Scottish Government and registration and attendance is free. The Conference is sure to be popular and you are strongly encouraged to register early to guarantee a place. We have a full and varied programme including speakers from every one of the seven universities in Scotland which offer a mental health nursing undergraduate programme. 

Keynote Speaker 1:  Professor John Baker, Chair of Mental Health Nursing, University of Leeds, UK

John Baker was appointed to the Chair of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Leeds in 2015. His research focusses on developing complex clinical and psychological interventions in mental health settings. John will address the challenges and value of mental health nursing research using case examples from his impressive range of collaborative studies. 

Keynote Speaker 2 (Confirmed) Dr Hugh Masters (Scottish Government)

Dr Hugh Masters was appointed as Associate Chief Nursing Officer for The Scottish Government in 2012. He has over 30 years experience in mental health nursing; previous positions include Lead for Nursing Education, Workforce development, mental health, learning disabilities, older people and dementia in acute general and specialist dementia care hospitals. Hugh was Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University from 1997 to 2009.

Conference objectives

The 2016 event follows successful meetings in recent years at the University of the West of Scotland, Robert Gordon University, and Edinburgh Napier University.  The overall goal for this year's conference is to provide a national forum for showcasing innovative research, practice, education, service and practice development in the field of mental health care in Scotland, the rest of the UK, and internationally. We anticipate and hope that people working in or with the full, diverse range of mental health services in Scotland will wish to highlight their work. Thus a main objective is to encourage sharing of practice and ideas across ‘service boundaries’: addictions services, community and inpatient services, crisis resolution, child and adolescent mental health, recovery-focused practitioners, secure and forensic services.

At the conference there will be opportunities to: 
  •  Discuss issues unique to the advancement of mental health and mental health nursing practice through evidence and innovation
  • Report innovative approaches in education programmes and service development to facilitate the promotion of mental health and wellbeing;
  • Explore new and innovative approaches to education, practice, research and administration in the field of mental health;
  • Examine diversity as a concept of particular importance to practitioners and researchers  in promoting mental health and well being, and
  • Describe innovative methodologies and approaches to research in mental health and wellbeing."

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