Mrs Lynne Walsh
Senior Lecturer
Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 602219
Room: Office - 108
First Floor
Haldane Building
Singleton Campus

Lynne is a registered Mental Health  Nurse (RMN) and a Registered General Nurse (RGN). She has personal experience of distance learning having completed her first degree with the Open University in 1997. She then undertook a Masters in Nursing Science degree in 2000.

She has published on mental health and well-being and also published a commissioned book in 2009 on Depression across the lifespan. This was commissioned by Wiley/Blackwell publishers. She has presented at local, National and International conferences on mental health and well-being and on attrition in BSC nursing programs.

She also has an interest in supporting the mental health and well-being of students in University through transition from accessing the course to qualifying as a professional nurse, promoting their health and well-being and promoting emotional resilience.

Lynne is also a member of the Fitness to Practice Panel and has an interest in promoting health and wellbeing and combines both mental health and public health interests through her  research. 

Publications

  1. Depression Care Across the Lifespan. London: John Wiley and sons.

Teaching

  • SHG3041 Fundamentals of Community Practice

    This module frontloads the Specialist Practice Qualification in District Nursing (SPDN) and provides an overview of current issues which are relevant to those working in all areas of community nursing. There are four themes incorporated in the module where each theme has a theoretical and clinical outcome. The themes are: Community as the Context of Care, Professional Role and Accountability, Clinical Practice in the community, The Family (sociological and psychological perspectives). A Practice Teacher (PT) or Sign-Off Mentor (SOM) is required to support the student through the practice component. There must be an up-to-date educational audit available within the practice setting.

  • SHG3089 Fundamentals of Community Mental Health Practice

    This module provides students with the opportunity to examine and develop the core values, knowledge and skills associated with the provision of safe, effective and collaborative mental health care in the community. By the end of the module students will have knowledge of the formal and informal resources available to people living with mental health problems in the community, and will recognise the importance of promoting partnerships with service users in meeting needs. Students will be supported to develop their capabilities in assessment, care provision and coordination and decision-making, with due regard to the available evidence, and will have knowledge of relevant policy and law related to community mental health practice.

  • SHG391 Contemporary issues in Healthcare Practice

    Contemporary issues in healthcare practice aims to introduce students to concepts of contemporary healthcare practice by promoting professional development and management in practice. It also links theory to practice situations through group work, discussion and debate and aims to consolidate learning in practice.

  • SHGM08 Working in Community and Primary Health Care Practice

    A review of community nursing education programmes throughout Wales (commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government in 2006) led to the decision that future provision of education for practitioners working in the community will focus on a modularised approach. This modularised approach enables the provision of an educational framework that matches the profile of different roles within community nursing teams. The module in particular will focus its attention on the many challenges facing practitioners today who work in this continuously changing yet challenging environment. The module addresses the recommendations put forward in recent policy documents Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. This module will follow the design and structure (as dictated by the All Wales working group for community nurse education) of the core community module in that there are 4 themes which form the underlying content of the module. The themes are as follows: 1. Community as the context of care; 2. Professional Role and Accountability; 3. Clinical Practice in the Community; 4. The Family.

  • SHGM09 Working in Community and Primary Mental Health Care Practice

    This module provides students with the opportunity to examine and develop the core values, knowledge and skills associated with the provision of safe, effective and collaborative mental health care in the community. By the end of the module students will have knowledge of the formal and informal resources available to people living with mental health problems in the community, and will recognise the importance of promoting partnerships with service users in meeting needs. Students will be supported to develop their capabilities in assessment, care provision and coordination and decision-making, with due regard to the available evidence, and will have knowledge of relevant policy and law related to community mental health practice.

  • SHGM10 Working with Individuals, Families & Communities in Primary Health Care Practice

    The module is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of practitioners in community and primary health practice. This will require that practitioners have an understanding of the underpinning concepts and approaches to primary health practice and the role of public health. Collaborative ways of working between sectors will be explored within the above context in order that students can plan and evaluate strategies for the improvement of health of individuals, groups and local populations. They will develop skills to work with others to plan, implement and evaluate programmes and projects, as well as appraising policies to recommend changes to improve health and well-being

  • SHHM06 The Social Aspects of Long Term and Chronic Illness

    Students will be enabled to consider the social aspects of long term and chronic illness to gain understanding of the effects on the individual and society. The module will provide an opportunity to learn about the lived experiences of people, throughout the life course, whose lives are affected by long term and chronic illness. Consideration will be given also to the study of carers¿ experiences, examining their role and how their needs may be met. The module will focus on aspects of long term and chronic condition management that are overlooked in bio-medical approaches by examining in detail how people make sense of and cope with long term and chronic illness. It will also encourage practitioners to critically evaluate the delivery of care to patients with long term and chronic conditions and their carers within its strategic framework.

  • SHN276 Health Promotion and Public Health (Mental Health)

    Health promotion and public health are essential components of the nurse‿s role. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of public health development, the nurse‿s role and priorities for action such as inequalities, advocacy and partnership working. Key principles of health promotion and its role within public health will also be explored. The module will also provide students with knowledge of how to promote health within practice across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

  • SHN3042 Research and Development in Community Nursing Practice

    This core module builds on students¿ previous knowledge of research and aims to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the research process to include an appreciation of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to community nursing practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to read, notice and reflect on their practice and knowledge development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers).

  • SHN3043 Enhancing Skills in District Nursing Practice

    This module is designed to enable students to achieve higher levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in the provision of clinical care and to provide them with the opportunity to develop their presentation skills. It is respected that students have differing learning needs, learning styles and professional experiences; the population health need and the geographical base in which the student works often dictate the latter. This work-based focus module aims to encourage students to become more consciously aware of the need to develop particular areas of expert clinical practice and to provide some sound rationale for its development. It demands the need to plan, initiate and complete a period of practice in order to achieve a level of competence and to disseminate that development and new learning to their peer group, Practice Teachers/Sign Off Mentors and course lecturers. This would allow the student to develop a greater knowledge and understanding in an area of practice that is relevant to their individual need and that of the service user.

  • SHN3044 Developing District Nursing Practice

    The aim of the module is to build upon the core skills required of a specialist practitioner to enable the student to evaluate and advance practice. The module will enable the student to evaluate practice in the context of policy and professional practice so that practice development can be initiated according to local needs. This will require that students have an understanding of organisational culture, leadership and change management, conflict and team working theory. The student will also analyse his or her own professional development as a result of the above process and will be supported through the module through Action Learning.

  • SHN3051 Research and Development in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Practice

    This core module builds on students¿ previous knowledge of research and aims to expand their knowledge and understanding of the research process to include an appreciation of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to community nursing practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to read, notice and reflect on their practice and knowledge development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers).

  • SHN3057 Leadership and Management (Adult)

    The aim of this module is to enable the student to participate in the organisation, management and delivery of safe care to clients/service users in accordance with recognised legal, ethical and professional frameworks for practice. The module aims to ensure that students develop a critical understanding of the processes of clinical governance and continuous quality improvement through clinical leadership and can apply these principles to the practice setting, using a range of communication skills, reflection, clinical judgment and critical evaluation of the evidence base for nursing practice.

  • SHN3057W Arweinyddiaeth a Rheolaeth (Oedolion)

    Nod y modiwl hwn yw galluogi¿r myfyriwr i gymryd rhan yn y broses o drefnu, rheoli a darparu gofal diogel ar gyfer cleientiaid/defnyddwyr gwasanaethau, yn unol â fframweithiau ymarfer cyfreithiol, moesegol a phroffesiynol cydnabyddedig. Nod y modiwl yw sicrhau bod myfyrwyr yn datblygu dealltwriaeth hanfodol o brosesau llywodraethu clinigol a gwella ansawdd yn barhaus trwy arweiniad clinigol, a¿u bod yn gallu cymhwyso¿r egwyddorion hyn at y lleoliad ymarfer gan ddefnyddio dewis o sgiliau cyfathrebu, adfyfyrio, barnu clinigol a gwerthuso¿r sylfaen dystiolaeth yn feirniadol wrth ymarfer nyrsio.

  • SHN3085 Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Children and Young People

    This module provides an awareness and understanding of Emotional Well-Being (EWB) and its importance for children and young people. It enables the student to reflect upon and analyse the causes and social determinants of poor mental health whilst discussing mental health situations through real life scenarios. It will also enable the student to appraise policy and its influence on current practice.

  • SHNM12 Facilitating the Health and Well-Being of Individuals & Families (HV)

    This module enables students to analyse and conceptualise Specialist Community Public School Health Visiting practice when working with individuals and families. The module will prepare students to work in partnership with individuals and families. Students will gain knowledge and skills to develop and sustain relationships with different client groups so that assessment and surveillance can be undertaken, allowing the practitioner to respond appropriately to the findings when promoting health and well-being. Students will be able to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to clinical case load management and promoting health and well-being in diverse settings and contexts.

  • SHNM17 Research and Development in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Practice

    This core module builds on students¿ previous knowledge of research and aims to expand their knowledge and understanding of the research process to include a critical analysis of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to community nursing practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to critically review and analyse their practice and development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers). Within this module, students will be prepared to undertake directed independent learning.

  • SHNM18 Facilitating the Health and Well-being of Children, Young People and Families

    This module enables students to analyse and conceptualise Specialist Community Public School Health Nursing practice when working with children, young people and families. The module will prepare students to work in partnership with children, young people and families. Students will gain knowledge and skills to develop and sustain relationships with different school aged populations so that assessment and surveillance can be undertaken, allowing the practitioner to respond appropriately to the findings when promoting health and well-being. Students will be able to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to clinical case load management and promoting health and well-being in diverse settings and contexts.

  • SHNM20 Promoting Emotional Well-Being of Children and Young People

    This module provides an awareness and understanding of Emotional Well-Being (EWB) and its importance for children and young people. It enables the student to reflect upon and analyse the causes and social determinants of poor mental health whilst discussing mental health situations through real life scenarios. It will also enable the student to appraise policy and its influence on current practice.

  • SHNM22 Research and Development in District Nurse Practice (SPDN)

    This core module builds on students¿ previous knowledge of research and aims to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the research process to include a critical analysis of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to community nursing practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to critically review and analyse their practice and development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers).

  • SHNM23 Developing clinical expertise in contemporary District Nurse Practice

    District Nurse caseload holders and team leads are expected to work with more complex patients in a changing healthcare environment while still delivering quality care. This module therefore is designed to enable students to achieve those higher levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in the provision of a complex often challenging environment. It is respected that students have differing learning needs, learning styles and professional experiences; the population health need and the geographical base in which the student works often dictate the latter. This work-based focus module aims to encourage students to become more consciously aware of the need to develop particular areas of expert clinical practice and to provide some sound rationale for its development. It demands the need to plan, initiate and complete a period of practice in order to achieve a level of competence and to disseminate that development and new learning to their peer group, practice teacher and lecturers. This would allow the student to develop a greater knowledge, understanding and critical awareness in an area of practice that is relevant to patient centered care. Students will be supported throughout the module by Practice Teacher or sign-off mentor

  • SHNM24 Advancing skills in management and leadership for District Nurse Practice

    The aim of the module is to build upon the core skills required of a specialist practitioner to enable the student to evaluate and advance practice in the context of policy and professionalism. This will require that students have an understanding of organisational culture, leadership and change management, conflict and team working theory. The student will critically analyse his or her own professional development in terms of self-enquiry and professional development. Effective leadership is essential for leading and coordinating complex care provision in a changing and often challenging healthcare environment. The module will be supported through Action Learning. Specialist Practice District Nurse leaders have the capacity to positively shape community nursing care and direct safe and effective care provision in partnership with patients as part of an evolving primary care team.

  • SHTM35 Researching Educational Practice

    This module aims to develop participants¿ awareness of the key issues, principles and practice of educational research and to provide the knowledge and understanding required to conduct small-scale research into their own practice.