Mental health nursing and mental health promotion: a UK case example

Odro, Albert B., Dadzie, Lawrence K., Collins, Daniela A. ORCID logoORCID:, Lodoiska, Roland and Ryan, Peter (2013) Mental health nursing and mental health promotion: a UK case example. In: PROMISE Conference 2012: Training Professionals in Mental Health Promotion, 13 Sep 2012, London, UK. . [Conference or Workshop Item]


This paper places in a European context recent research work carried out at Middlesex University, London, UK for the PROMISE DG Sanco European project. The work at Middlesex sought to critically review a new mental health nursing curriculum being introduced at the university, using the ten quality criteria for training social and health care professionals in mental health promotion. Each of fourteen nursing modules in this new curriculum was individually reviewed and judgements were made as to what extent each of the 10 PROMISE Guidelines quality criteria were present or absent in these modules. It was found that half of the modules contained references to the principles of mental health promotion, but that this was not followed through in terms of identifying and developing core skills necessary to implement mental health promotion. There was little reference for example to advocacy. It was concluded that mental health promotion is still not seen as a core essential skill component in professional mental health nursing in the UK.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: PROMISE: Providing mental health promotion training guidelines and training resources for healthcare professionals. Held at Middlesex University, London.
Keywords (uncontrolled): Mental health promotion; compliance; PROMISE project; inclusion; modules; curriculum
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 11919
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Depositing User: Daniela Collins
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 07:28
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 11:33

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