Stuart Guy

Stuart Guy

Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

Contact Details

email: stuart.guy@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542292

Stuart has been nursing since 1982. In that time, he has gained professional experience as a general adult and mental health nurse. He has held a range of nursing roles including enrolled nurse general, staff nurse (adult and mental health) ward manager (mental health), nurse consultant (forensic mental health), modern matron (forensic mental health), and director of nursing mental health across the UK and in New South Wales Australia.

 has worked as a nurse lecturer previously at Coventry University, the University of Wolverhampton and Gloucester University. Stuart is passionate about teaching mental health nursing and supporting and developing student nurses in their progression on the courses they are undertaking.

Teaching Interests

  • Research methods/methodologies
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Philosophy – Post Modernism
  • Applied Clinical Risk Management
  • Psychoneuroimmunology

Research Interests

  • Suicide and Self Harm Mitigation
  • The reduction of coercive measures used in mental health (Restraint – Seclusion – Community Treatment Disorders)
  • The role of compassion in health care
  • The role of compassion in nurse education
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Critical Nosology

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • NMC
  • Higher Education Authority

Publications

Dickens, C. and Guy, Stuart. (2021) Chapter 11: How Can We Support Staff to Talk Safely About Suicide?  'Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide: A Practical Guide for FE and HE Settings’ edited by Jo Smith and Sharon Mallon. Jessica Kingsley Publishing.

Dickens, C and Guy, S, (2019) “3 Minutes to Save a Life” How one University is addressing student emotional distress to mitigate the risk of suicide”. Mental Health Practice. 22 (3) 22-27.

"An overview of Cognitive Behavioural Psychosocial Intervention practice in Australia and the UK." by Hails, Euan; Bowler, Nick; Crowther, Andrew and Guy, Stuart, (in press).

Guy, S. Conlon, L. and Fletcher, N. (2013) Chapter 16: Role of a Matron in a medium secure service: Practice Leadership in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Nursing edited by Mark Jukes. Quay Books.

Taylor, K. Guy, S. Stewart, L. Ayling. M. Miller, G. Anthony, A. Bajuk, A. Le Brun, J. Shearer, D. Gregory, R. & Thomas, M (2011) Care Zoning: A pragmatic approach to enhance the understanding of clinical needs as it relates to clinical risk in acute in-patient settings. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32, 318–326.

Guy, S. Fyffe, S. Iffil, W. (2007) Chapter 8: Low Conflict, High Therapy Nursing in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in Forensic Mental Health Nursing: Forensic Aspects of Acute Care edited by Phil Woods. Quay Books.

Bowers, L. Crowhurst, N. Alexander, J. Eales, S. Guy, S. McCann, E. (2003) Psychiatric nurses’ views on criteria for psychiatric intensive care: acute and intensive cares staff compared. International Journal of Nursing Studies 40, 145-152.

Bowers, L. Crowhurst, N. Alexander, J. Callaghan, P. Eales, S. Guy, S. McCann, E. Ryan, C. (2002) Safety and security policies on psychiatric acute admission wards: results from a London wide study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 9, 427-433.

Guy, S. & Hume, A. (1999) A CBT strategy for offenders with personality disorders: Part 2. Mental Health Practice, 2 (5), 12-16.

Guy, S. & Hume, A. (1998) A CBT strategy for offenders with personality disorders: Part 1. Mental Health Practice, 2 (4), 12-17.

Donnelley, J. & Guy, S. (1998) Evaluation of a first stage pilot project to address offending behaviour in a mentally disordered population in Scotland. Psychiatric Care, 5(3), 106-111.

Other research and Scholarship outputs –

Selected conference presentations:

2017 Dickens, C. and Guy, S. “3 Minutes to Save a Life” WLV journey, philosophical underpinnings of suicide mitigation approach, outcome and impact in Uni WLV. Concurrent Session at Wolverhampton University 3 Minutes to Save a Life: A World Suicide Prevention Day Conference, 26 September 2017, Wolverhampton, UK.

2017 Dickens, C. and Guy, S. “3 Minutes to Save a Life”. How one University is addressing student emotional distress to mitigate the risk of suicide. Concurrent Session at 23rd International MHNR Conference, 14-15 September 2017, Cardiff, UK.

2017 Dickens, C. and Guy, S. “3 Minutes to Save a Life” - Deconstructing student emotional distress to mitigate the risk of suicide utilising compassion and hope. Concurrent Session at Wolverhampton University Annual Research Conference 19-20 June 2017, Wolverhampton, UK.

2017 Dickens, C. and Guy, S. Suicide Mitigation “Why Compassion and Hope Matter”, Concurrent Session at Towards Zero Suicide Conference 23 February 2017, Birmingham, UK.

2015 Dixon, S. and Guy, S. Reducing restraint through policy and practice. Concurrent Session at CPI Europe Creating restraint free environments - enhancing and extending MAPA Conference 12 –13 November 2015, Aston University, Birmingham.

2011 Guy, S., Young, P. & Sharpe, J. MHICU – An initiative to increase patient engagement in a psychiatric intensive care unit. Keynote Session at Commonwealth Government & NSW Health 6th National Forum - Seclusion & Restraint Project, November 2011. Sydney, NSW, Australia.

2010 Young, P. & Guy, S. Managing Risk - the role of HoNOS and HCR20 in aiding and evaluating service delivery and outcomes in a Mental Health Intensive Care Unit. Concurrent Session at the INFORMH Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office NSW Health Conference, - From Apprenticeship to Craftsmanship - Use of Clinical Information to Improve Service Delivery and Outcomes, July 2010. Sydney, NSW, Australia.

2010 Guy, S. Seclusion reduction – moving toward least restrictive care. Concurrent session at the Official Visitors Conference - The least restrictive environment and care. May 2010, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

2009 Guy, S. An initiative to increase patient engagement in a psychiatric intensive care unit utilising protected therapeutic time and care zoning. Concurrent session at the Therapeutic Moments - The Hunter New England branch of the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing Annual conference July 2009 Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

2008 Guy, S. Challenging Complex Behaviours. Concurrent session at the Occupational Therapy Australia NSW Mental Health Forum: From Core to More: The future of mental health OT October 2008 Ettalong, NSW, Australia.

2008 Guy, S. Managing Criminogenic Need in Mentally Disordered Offenders. Concurrent Session at the Justice Health 'Demystifying Forensic Mental Health Brighton Beach Symposium, March 2008 Sydney, NSW, Australia.

2002 Guy, S. & McGranaghan, T. Post modernism and the demise of the forensic nurse – is empiricism the answer? Concurrent Session at the International Care of the mentally disordered offender in the community conference - New York University June 2002 New York, USA.

2001 Guy, S. Criminogenic - A concept analysis for forensic mental health nurses. Concurrent Session at the International Custody and Caring Conference Saskatoon University October 2001 Saskatchewan, Canada.

2001 Guy, S. Criminogenic - A concept analysis for forensic mental health nurses. Concurrent Session The 6th International NPNR Conference September 2000 Oxford, UK.