Dr Ian Beech
Lecturer
College of Human and Health Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 513572
Room: Office - 214
First Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus

I have worked in mental health for the majority of my career starting in 1982. My interest has always been in the area of promoting meaningful recovery in mental health.

My research interest is in the history of mental health services and my PhD thesis examined the social and cultural history of Cardiff City Mental Hospital.

Areas of Expertise

  • History of Mental Health Care
  • Recovery in mental health
  • Philosophy and ethics
  • Descriptive phenomenology

Publications

  1. The Person Who Experiences Depression. In Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring. (pp. 225-234). Abingdon: Taylor and Francis / Routledge.

Teaching

  • SHG3078 Physical Health Issues in Adult Mental Health Practice

    The aim of the module is to equip health and social care professionals to respond to the physical health needs of adults with mental health problems, as this client group has high levels of morbidity and mortality. The module aims to better equip staff to work between primary and secondary care to ensure that the range of health needs are met. During the module there will be opportunities for staff to develop physical healthcare assessment skills and engage in health promotion strategies. The module may be taken as a stand-alone module or as part of the BSc Mental Disorder pathway.

  • SHG367 Return to Practice

    The module is intended to allow nurses to study the theoretical and practical aspects of the contemporary role of the nurse. Students will learn how the structure of NHS settings has changed in the last few years to make it easier for health care professionals, and in particular nurses, to deliver continuously high standards of care. This module is suitable for: ¿ Qualified nurses and health visitors (HVs)whose registration has lapsed to return to practice in line with the PREP Standards (NMC, 2011) ¿ Qualified nurses whose registration is subject to sanctions imposed by the NMC and are required by the NMC to undertake the return to practice programme. (The Nursing and Midwifery Order, 2001) ¿ EU & EEA qualified nurses to register in the UK in line with Registering as a nurse or midwife in the UK (NMC, 2011). ¿ Registered nurses / HVs seeking to update and refresh their skills and knowledge. ¿ Registered nurses / HVs identified by their employer as requiring an update to refresh their skills and knowledge.

  • SHGM12 Physical Health Issues in Adult Mental Health Practice

    The aim of the module is to equip health and social care professionals to respond to the physical health needs of adults with mental health problems, as this client group has high levels of morbidity and mortality. The module aims to better equip staff to work between primary and secondary care to ensure that the range of health needs are met. During the module there will be opportunities for staff to develop physical healthcare assessment skills and engage in health promotion strategies.

Supervision

  • Obstacles and challenges affecting the move towards universal healthcare coverage in Nigeria (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Hughes
  • Self Management Programme for Women with Breast Cancer in Saudi Arabia (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fenlon
  • Can an embedded third sector personalized program of support people with breast cancer reduce reliance on NHS services compared with usual care? A mixed-methods, patients preference feasibility study. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fenlon