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Mark Edwards

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing & Practice
School of Nursing
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Mark is a Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice within the School of Nursing. He teaches across pre-registration BSc and MSc nursing programmes and post graduate MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health courses. Mark is registered on the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Mental Health Nurse and Health Visitor (including non medical prescriber)

Mark completed his mental health nursing at UCLan, his experience was a pleasurable one and certainly steered his decision to return as a lecturer. Prior to this Mark worked in the Wellbeing service here at UCLan, he was integral with delivering and implementing new approaches to help students manage their mental health. These include the development of an exercise and educational group. He uses a lifestyle 360-degree approach to health. He has a keen interest in evidence-based practice and has a particular passion for nature, exercise, relaxation and diet on overall good heath Mark is also a qualified health visitor and non-medical prescriber. He has a wealth of experience working with families and delivered training to staff and students on perinatal mental health

Mark is a an experienced mental health nurse and has worked in a variety of settings, he maintains his clinical practice by working at a local acute mental health hospital. He has recently been involved in developing a resource with several other academics across several regional universities. The resource was developed to aid undergraduate student nurses in developing their competence and confidence for non medical prescribing. Mark has worked across a variety of different areas both NHS and private sectors, including community, forensic, acute and GP settings.

  • Dip HE, Mental Health Nursing, UCLan, 2011
  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, Bolton University, 2012
  • Certificate Professional Development, Paediatric Clinical Examination and Minor Illness, Liverpool John Moore University, 2014
  • Level 7 Module (single) Perinatal Mental Health, Maternal, Infant and Family, Sanford University, 2015
  • Lifestyle medicine and its role within holisticwell being
  • Non pharmaceutical alternatives to supporting individuals suffering with low mood
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council – Registered Mental Health Nurse, Health Visitor and Non Medical Prescriber