Ben Hannigan

Ben Hannigan

Professor of Mental Health Nursing


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Dr Ben Hannigan

Meet the researcher – Professor Ben Hannigan

Posted on 6 August 2019 by Ben Hannigan

Why did you choose to do research into mental health? Working in the mental health field came first for me, with research following. I studied for a social sciences degree when I left school, and after a short period teaching English as a second language gravitated to mental health work as a full-time volunteer in
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#MHNR2017

Posted on 27 September 2017 by Ben Hannigan

Cardiff welcomed delegates to the 23rd International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference (#MHNR2017), which took place at City Hall on September 14th and 15th 2017. This was the conference’s first visit to Wales, with the theme for the year being Imagination, Invention and Inquiry. Papers were welcomed emphasising the need for new ideas, new research
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What price student mental health?

Posted on 9 May 2017 by Ben Hannigan

In Wales prescription medicines are free. In England the situation is different, with each prescribed item now costing £8.60. Exemptions can be claimed, including by people aged 60 or over, under 16, or those between 16-18 and in full-time education. Exemptions also exist for people with certain medical conditions, for people on low incomes, for
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#AfterWhitchurch

Posted on 16 November 2016 by Ben Hannigan

The closure of Whitchurch Hospital to inpatients in spring 2016 provided the backdrop for #AfterWhitchurch, a collaborative Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)/Cardiff University Festival of Social Science event focusing on the changing system of mental health care hosted at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts on November 10th 2016. Whitchurch Hospital opened as the Cardiff City Mental
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