Di Bailey (Department of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK)

The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

ISSN: 1755-6228

Article publication date: 8 May 2017



Bailey, D. (2017), "Editorial", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 133-133. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMHTEP-02-2017-0007



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Welcome to the third issue of Volume 12 of the Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. I just wanted to take this opportunity as Editor-in-Chief to update you about some changes to our Editorial Team.

It is with regret that we have said farewell to Thurstine Basset who has been a valued Editor since 2013. However, those of you who have followed the progress of the journal since its early days with Pavilion Publishing and in its previous guise as the Journal of Mental Health Workforce Development will know that Thurstine has been committed to the journal since its inception, has reviewed and written numerous papers and made an outstanding contribution in terms of service user perspectives, carers issues and peer support. Thurstine – we thank you so much for your time, support and contributions.

With Thurstine’s help, we are delighted to have secured the involvement of Dr David Crepaz-Keay as our new Editor. Many of you will know David from his role with the Mental Health Foundation and his body of research in promoting the voices and involvement of those who use services and their families, the importance of mental health awareness training, peer support and inclusivity. I know that David is very much looking forward to his Editor role and brings a valued disciplinary contribution to the team.

For me, this transition of Editors marks another milestone in the journal’s history. It seems that I am now the last Editor standing who has been “in it from the beginning”. Our first edition of the journal was published in May 2006 – and it is with great pride that we are still attracting high quality papers across a range of mental health disciplines over a decade after it all began.

Many thanks to the Emerald team for their support with the actual publication process for each issue and to all of you who write and review for the Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. We look forward to the next phase in our journey.

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