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Phil Barker - Developed the tidal model of mental health nursing

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Mental health nurse and psychotherapist Phil Barker developed the Tidal Model, which encourages nurses to explore people’s stories as a way of helping to reclaim mental health. It is now used internationally.

Mr Barker was the first professor of psychiatric nursing practice at Newcastle University. He retired in 2008 to focus on lecturing and painting.

He was famous among his colleagues for his red clogs, long beard and being great company.

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  • Is Phil a RMN??? thought he was a RLDN. This is a tad misleading! Could be wrong and stand to be corrected by someone who knows better

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