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Angela Glaves

Angela Glaves MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip, BSc (Hons) and Fellow (FHEA)

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing


I am a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing. Module Leader for Mental Health Nursing modules. PMVA and BLS instructor for MSc and BSc nursing courses. I lecture in a broad range of topics related to mental health nursing, and am particularly interested in working in the areas of crisis and recovery.


I worked as a Support Worker for 8 years before qualifying as a RMHN. I am a firm believer in person centred care, empowerment, informed choice, development and maintenance of therapeutic relationships. Principles of risk management and appropriate practice to reduce risk through utilisation of risk assessments, adopting principles of de-escalation or physical intervention whilst providing for the safety and dignity of the patient. Worked on acute ward in RDASH Trust for 6 months followed by 18 months on a PICU ward for the SHSC NHS Foundation trust and since 2013 I have worked as a Band 6 CMHN for the Out of Hours (Crisis) team for the same trust.  Areas of interest include crisis management, crisis planning, CTO, Section 136, Risk assessment, Suicide and Self Harm, psycho-social interventions including DBT, CBT and Solution Focused Therapy.


Department of Nursing and Midwifery

Health And Wellbeing

I deliver sessions in most modules of the undergraduate and post graduate pre-registration nursing courses. Mental health subject areas, mental health nursing topics, scenario based learning (RAMMPS), basic life support and PMVA.

BSc Mental Health Nursing, BSc Adult Nursing, MSc Mental Health Nursing, MSc Adult Nursing, Foundations in Specialist Mental Health Practice.



Glaves, A. (2020) Being a Mental Health Nurse: Why Imposter Syndrome and Coffee Run Through My Veins. Psychreg.

Glaves, A and Quinn K. (2020) Heavy Metal Therapy – Why Headbanging Is Good for You. Psychreg.

Glaves, A (2021) Mental Health Awareness. Soundsphere magazine.

Glaves, A and Quinn K. (2021) Heavy Metal Music for managing mental health British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT).

Glaves, A. (2021) My 15 Rules of Nursing. Nursing Times.

Quinn, K and Glaves, A (2022) Beneficial effects of heavy metal music on wellbeing (a letter in response to Heavy metal music and mortality). The BMJ.

Glaves, A (2022) Monthly Mental Health Column in the Metal Digest Magazine. Accessed via:

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Co-founder of the Heavy Metal Therapy Project.  See more at:

Follow Mental Health Nursing on Twitter: @SHUMentalHealth

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