Make the most of your library resources…

Calling all College of Health and Wellbeing students!

Did you know that the library team has tailor-made e-resources for your subject, at your fingertips?

Not only do you have access to all of our books, e-books, journals, and e-databases, you can also access our other, audio-visual, resources online for FREE. All you need is your UCLan login details.

Here are just a few of the less conventional learning tools you could use to help with your studies;

Acland’s Anatomy: ‘A Video Atlas of Human Anatomy’ with unique features including a three-dimensional look at anatomy; fresh human specimens in their natural colours; real movement; dissections and more.
This is great for students in nursing, physical and occupational therapy, kinesiology, and massage therapy. For students who don’t have access to dissection facilities, the Video Atlas provides an appreciation of the real human body and a direct understanding of the mechanics of body movement. Watch some sample videos here

Anatomy TV: Anatomy TV features 3D computer graphic models of human anatomy, dissection and radiology slides, animations and movie clips of biomechanics and surgical procedures. You can pinpoint exactly which area of the body you’re interested in, watch animations showing where the stresses of particular exercises take effect, and add or strip away layers to see every detail. Another bonus is that you can also take quizzes and do activities to test your knowledge (better than the standard eye-parching revision cram session, I’m sure you’ll agree!) Get Anatomy TV-literate here

BoB: BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. You can watch or listen to anything (yes, anything!) that has been on ‘terrestrial’ radio or TV in the past 10 years, and it doesn’t disappear after 28 days like some on-demand services. You can also create clips and playlists, which you can share.

Here are just a few examples of playlists which have been created for your subject;

Adult Nursing
Paediatrics
Midwifery
Mental Health
Nutrition
Sport and Exercise

Lynda.com: Lynda.com provides over 5000 bite-sized video tutorials covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognised industry experts, Lynda.com is a high-quality resource for students, faculty, and staff looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, project management, social media, and a wide range of other topics. Any course you complete can be added to your LinkedIn profile and is one more thing to add to your CV when you’ve graduated. Here‘s a good all-rounder playlist to get you started.

For a look at ALL the resources you have access to go and check out our A-Z page.

You can also book a one-to-one or group appointment with a librarian who can help you with all aspects of researching for your subject here.

For any more information on the ways we can help you contact your college librarians Mike Hargreaves (mhargreaves@uclan.ac.uk) or Megan Benson (mbenson4@uclan.ac.uk)

World Mental Health Day 2016

On Monday the 10th of October it was World Mental Health Day 2016

The University of Central Lancashire celebrated World Mental Health Day as the start of the #1in4film festival that we hold each year.

The whole event was free and everyone was welcome.

There were various sessions people could attend, activties and information stalls to visit on campus and in the pop up shop, in the city. Exercise classes were free all day for staff and students at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre.

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#UCLanWMHDchat

We held an exciting free event new this year. With various speakers discussing mental health and wellbeing. The full video will be accessible soon.

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Zoom Creations

Some of our amazing students participated in building a Stop Motion amination film about mental health that was screened at the closing of the 1 in 4 film festival. This will be accessible very soon here.

www.zoom-creations.com

UCLan 1 in 4 Film Festival

The One in Four Film Festival is a week-long free event featuring films which explore the effects of mental ill health upon individuals, communities and families. The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness of and stamp out the stigma associated with mental ill health. We showed some amazing films which provoked some fantastic discussions.

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http://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/oneinfour_film_festival.php

Information on the various services involved

Restart

www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Community-Restart

Community Restart is a community mental health team which focusses on supporting people with mental health challenges engage meaningfully with their community. The team supports people in a variety of different ways dependent on the needs of the individual. Through it’s strong links with community groups, education providers, welfare and debt advice centres, art, vocation and sports organisations Restart helps making the first steps of changing your life a less daunting experience. The team works alongside the clinical teams and works across all levels of need.

 

SMILE

Self-Motivation in Lasting Endorphins- We’re a friendly and welcoming self-help group for chronic pain sufferers, run by pain sufferers. We meet every Wednesday 9.30am-12noon at St Martin’s Church Hall, Fulwood.

www.smile-preston.co.uk

 

Somatic Movement

Rest & Listen to your body….live well. This is a taster into a practice which develops a persons capacity to sense and move with internal awareness and a sensitive engagement with the body.  No dance experience necessary….everyone welcome, come as you are.

Penny Sybil Collinson

 

Razorrawks

Razorrawks began spiritually long before it was obvious to himself there was anything to get spiritual about. Blamed and often berated for the confines of his introvert nature at an early age – music became a function to help translate the dysfunction of the homespun backdrop in which he found himself. Broken family values demand any emptiness be filled with whatever distraction’s necessary to plaster the cracks – life became lyrics became life – this is still the writing on the wall.

Hailing from Preston, he’s unmistakably identified through his original delivery, regional dialect and Northern pride, he combines inspired lyrics over well produced beats drawing influence from all that surrounds him. Due to his eclectic approach comparisons have been made with the likes of John Cooper Clarke, Jamie T, Guy Garvey, The Prodigy and more.

www.razorrawks.co.uk

 

 

 

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BREAST PUMPS AS AN INCENTIVE FOR BREASTFEEDING: A MIXED METHODS STUDY OF ACCEPTABILITY

ABSTRACT

Increasing breastfeeding rates would improve maternal and child health, but multiple barriers to breastfeeding persist. Breast pump provision has been used as an incentive for breastfeeding, although effectiveness is unclear. Women’s use of breast pumps is increasing and a high proportion of mothers express breastmilk. No research has yet reported women’s and health professionals’ perspectives on breast pumps as an incentive for breastfeeding. In the Benefits of Incentives for Breastfeeding and Smoking cessation in pregnancy (BIBS) study, mixed methods research explored women’s and professionals’ views of breast pumps as an incentive for breastfeeding. A survey of health professionals across Scotland and North West England measured agreement with ‘a breast pump costing around £40 provided for free on the NHS’ as an incentive strategy. Qualitative interviews and focus groups were conducted in two UK regions with a total of 68 participants (pregnant women, new mothers, and their significant others and health professionals) and thematic analysis undertaken. The survey of 497 health professionals found net agreement of 67.8%(337/497) with the breast pump incentive strategy, with no predictors of agreement shown by a multiple ordered logistic regression model. Qualitative research found interrelated themes of the ‘appeal and value of breast pumps’, ‘sharing the load’, ‘perceived benefits’, ‘perceived risks’ and issues related to ‘timing’. Qualitative participants expressed mixed views on the acceptability of breast pumps as an incentive for breastfeeding. Understanding the mechanisms of action for pump type, timing and additional support required for effectiveness is required to underpin trials of breast pump provision as an incentive for improving breastfeeding outcomes.

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