Mr Heleno Ferraz


I am the module leader for Assessment and Care Process in Mental Health Nursing (L7) and I also teach on other modules including Assessment and Care Process (L5) Coordinating Care for people with complex needs (L5 & L7). I have a particular interest in service improvement with a particular focus on patient-centred care, developing nurse-patient therapeutic relationships and evidence-based practice.

From Sept 2022 I took up the role of Co-Lead/Year 2 Lead MSc Nursing Programme, since then I have set up a pilot reflective practice group for year1 mental health students, to help students to develop their reflective skills and to offer a space for student to share their experience of their first practice placement. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing


  • MSc in Institutional & Community Care (Psychosocial Practice for Nurses)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and learning NMC Registered Lecturer
  • Dip in Nursing Studies with Registered Mental Health Nursing

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


Thames Valley University September 2005 to August 2006

I was awarded a research internship at Thames Valley University in 2005. I worked under the Supervision of a Professor of Nursing for the duration of the research project. I conducted a study on Solution Focused brief Therapy using pre and post-test methodology.

H, Ferraz & Wellman N. (2008) The integration of Solution Focused Brief Therapy principles in Nursing: A literature review. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 2008, 15, 37–44

H, Ferraz & Wellman N. (2009) Fostering a culture of Engagement: A study of the impact of a two-day workshop in Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Mental Health staff. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing