Archive for June, 2009

From mental health nurse to nurse lecturer.

This post is from Samantha Chapman, who has just started work as a Mental Health Nurse Lecturer at BCU. We are delighted to welcome her to BCU & hope that you will give her a warm welcome too! Having spent the last 6 years working with people who experience severe and enduring mental health needs I […]


Unconditional positive regard?

I would like to think a little bit about the use of language within mental health. I have struggled for a couple of years with the kind of language that we use on a regular basis, but don’t really give it much more thought. I know we all have words or phrases that when heard, […]


A Question of Suicide?

The Death of Chatterton: Henry Wallis (1856-58) Reproduced with permission and ©Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery  (click image for more details)   On a recent visit to Birmingham City Art museum I had a look at the painting above ‘The death of Chatterton’ by Henry Wallis (1856). This painting shows the dead body of Thomas […]