Jennifer Darling

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole Building MS 3.19

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Current positions

Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy/ Mental Health Nursing


Jenny has worked at Salford University since 2019 initially as a Clinical Lecturer and currently as Interim Programme Lead for the Dip/ PG cert in CBT. Jenny teaches a significant portion of skills-based work and theory with students. Jenny teaches on both the mental health undergraduate course and postgraduate training. Jenny also teaches on the P.G. Dip. in Nursing at Leeds University as a guest lecturer, doing sessions on mental health, ethics, and CBT, and at Leeds University of the D.Clin. Psychology. Jenny is a highly skilled, experienced and published Mental Health Nurse and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) clinician, supervisor and lecturer, having over 20 years you experience of working within variety of mental health settings as both a mental health nurse, manager, senior clinician and senior manager. Jenny has worked as a Research and audit lead in Leeds in IAPT and then teaching CBT in Sheffield in association with the University of Sheffield from 2010-2017, being accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapists (BABCP) as a therapist, supervisor and teacher. Jenny acted up as the course director from 2016-2017 until she moved to Manchester. Jenny clinically currently works with Manchester Resilience Hub liaising with VR research Jenny is passionate about mental health nursing and well delivered well evidenced interventions, enjoying working with students, other colleagues and clients to achieve best practice and real collaborative effective training and care. From her clinical work, teaching and supervision experience she is fully conversant with NMC and BABCP ethics and competencies. I am also an experienced and qualified registered mental health nurse (RMN). Jenny keeps up to date with relevant issues in CBT, nursing and mental health. Jenny has worked with NICE supporting development of standards around MBCT and interventions.


  • CBT
  • MH Nursing

Research Interests

  • VR
  • CBT
  • Treatment resistant depression
  • Mindfulness based CBT

Qualifications and Memberships


  • M.Sc. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • M.Sc. NHS leadership
  • M.Sc. Teaching Mindfulness Based practices
  • B.Sc. Health and Social Care
  • Dip. He MH Nursing
  • RMN BABCP Accredited Trainer
  • Supervisor and Therapist


  • BABCP 
  • NMC