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Integrating Population Health into Nursing Curricula Seminar and Webinar - 30 August 2018

Cherylynn Wray - Wednesday, August 01, 2018 -


Integrating Population Health into Nursing Curricula: Harnessing the Opportunity of the New NMC Standards for Registered Nurses


The new NMC standards offer an opportunity to rethink nursing curricula to ensure that population health is integrated throughout the curriculum. Join us for a webinar exploring recent research, conducted by an Edinburgh Napier University team, including ERASMUS students and Fulbright Research Scholar, Prof. Kathie Lasater to hear how others from a range of perspectives (academic, civil service, regulatory, student) are thinking about the challenge of embedding population health in nursing education. Then, share your thoughts on how we can make sure our students are prepared to meet the needs and improve health outcomes of future populations.


Date: 30 August 2018

Time: 15:00-1630 (UK time)

Place: Sighthill Campus or online via Facebook Live


Places are available to participate in-person at Edinburgh Napier University or via Facebook.


Please indicate your attendance using the following links:


In-person at Sighthill:

Facebook (details will be emailed to those signing-up nearer to the event):

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Mental Health Webinars by Pooky Knightsmith

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, December 06, 2016 -

You can now register for all future webinars in one go on Pooky's website:

You can choose to have the details added to your diary and you’ll get a reminder each week.  You’ll also receive an email linking to the recording and slides as they go live.

Here is a taste of what is to come:


7th - Handling mental health disclosures from children and young people safely and sensitively

13th - Preparing vulnerable pupils for school holidays

20th - Supporting friends and siblings of young people with mental health issues

27th - Practical strategies for promoting self-esteem


10th - Practical strategies for helping children manage overwhelming feelings

18th - Talking to young people with thoughts of suicide

24th - Supporting the mental health needs of young people with ASD

30th - Promoting hope and aspiration in vulnerable children and young people


7th - Understanding and supporting the needs of gender questioning pupils

14th - Promoting young people's wellbeing in an online world

20th - Why don't they ask for help? Overcoming help-seeking barriers

The sessions will run at 6pm.  Further session titles to follow. The schedule may be updated to reflect requested topics from the community or Pooky's availability to teach.

Each session will be followed by a live Facebook Q&A session on the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Facebook page.


A reminder that these sessions are completely free to you and funded by Health Education England.  

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