How students learn about leadership and communication while running a well-being service
Innovative scheme offers mental health nursing students a clinical placement opportunity and is boosting their confidence in delegation, time management and delivering presentations
Mental health nursing students are leading a service that is helping to improve the well-being of everyone studying or working at the University of Northampton.
‘Our aim was to address the stigma of mental health,’ says Iain Schrantz, a senior lecturer in mental health nursing and practice development. ‘We wanted to complement some of the university’s existing mental health support, such as counselling services, but be more proactive.’
It was a conversation with a student that led to the idea of the Health Academy, which delivers health promotion and well-being to anyone on campus on