The Role of Mental Health Advisor in Higher Education by dfn15928

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									  The Role of Mental Health Advisor in
   Higher Education: A Duty of Care


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• UNIVERSITY of
  WORCESTER
  Definitions of Mental Health
• A state of complete physical, mental
  and social well-being and not merely the
  absence of disease
• A full and harmonious functioning of the
  whole personality
• A state of balance within oneself and
  the environment
• ref WHO
        MENTAL HEALTH ADVISOR


• Why have a Mental Health Advisor in higher
  education?
    MENTAL HEALTH AND STUDENTS

•   1-4 16+ Mental Health Problem
•   Depression
•   Anxiety
•   Stress
•   Bi-polar
•   Psychosis
    UNIVERSITY of WORCESTER MODEL

•   Seconded by local NHS MH trust
•   2 experienced mental health nurses
•   Gender mix
•   Terms and conditions with NHS trust
•   Abide by University of Worcester policies, duty of
    care
 UNIVERSITY of WORCESTER MODEL

• Use of trust paperwork , confidentiality, care plan, risk
  assessment
• Referred by self and others
• Act as out patient clinic
• Students appointment various times
• Assessment within the week
• Links with CMHT’s, Psychiatrists
 HOW DOES IT WORK IN PRACTICE?

• Ensures mental health     • Non-medical model
  needs are met
                            • Students remain in
• Understand higher           study
  education

• Accessible                • Making a difference to
                              students and local
                              CMHT
• Links with local mental
  health service

								
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