Neil Murphy

Neil started his career as a mental health practitioner in 1980. He trained as a mental health nurse and then as a behaviour therapist, working predominantly in a community role and latterly, in his active practice, working closely with families. Neil is Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Salford and has worked in Higher Education since 2002, leading and developing new programmes aimed at enhancing the quality of training offered to nurses and also to cognitive behaviour therapists and advanced clinical practitioners. Neil’s main drive has been to equip as many people as possible in health care with mental health orientated skills in order to enhance care and foster client choice, empowerment and opportunity. His PhD focused on the influence of media representations on mental health practitioners and Neil has published in many nursing journals and textbooks. His publications include ‘Experiences of ACP in training and the supervisors using a hub and spoke model’ published in Practice Nursing.

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Mental Health

An accessible introductory textbook aimed primarily at nursing and health care students who are not in the mental health field of practice but are seeking to understand mental health and become rounded practitioners.

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