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Nina Patterson

Lecturer in Mental Health & Wellbeing

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Nina Patterson

Room: B35


+44 (0) 1978 293154


I spent my childhood overseas (mainly in Asia) and graduated from an American High School in Taipei, Taiwan.  I then returned to my homeland of Scotland where I completed an MA (Hons) Psychology degree at The University of Edinburgh.  I have worked within the NHS in various health improvement/health promotion roles for 15 years.  I have designed, delivered and evaluated health improvement interventions in both workplace and community settings, primarily focused on mental health & wellbeing.  In the 5 years prior to coming to Glyndwr University, I was based within the Caia Park Health Team, Wrexham as the mental health & wellbeing practitioner in a community-based health improvement service.

MA (Hons) Psychology

Level 5 Social Prescribing 

I lecture on the Bsc (Hons) Mental Health & Wellbeing, Bsc (Hons) Public Health & Wellbeing and Dip HE Health & Social Wellbeing.  I teach the following modules –Professional Communication in a Health Context; Support and Empowerment in Health & Wellbeing; Mental Health, Stigma & Society; Fundamental Capabilities for Working in Health; Developing Social Prescribing (short course); and Fundamentals of Social Prescribing (short course).

Building emotional resilience in vulnerable communities

Tackling the wider determinants of health inequalities

Designing health interventions in workplace and community settings based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing

The potential of social prescriptions