Colin Parish

World Mental Health Day logo

Is having just one World Mental Health Day a year enough?

Colin Parish argues that additional long-term funding is crucial to ensure mental health services are as good as they need to be

Alan Simpson

Leading academic calls for mental health nurses to highlight the value of the specialty...

Nursing academic urges staff to ‘make some noise and be more political’

Round table session at NHS Confederation conference Manchester 2018

Integrated training could be the key to unlocking parity of esteem

A round-table discussion shed light on the importance of training in improving outcomes

RCN Mental Health Forum campaigns for adequate therapeutic time

The RCN's mental health forum, the college's largest, is intending to fight to get the profession the time it needs to provide therapeutic care


Frailty should be viewed as a reversible syndrome, congress fringe told

Recognise frailty as a clinical condition that needs to be managed, researchers say

Catherine Gamble

Mental health nursing: RCN lead Catherine Gamble on why she feels optimistic

The RCN mental health professional lead reflects on her first six months in the job

Ombudsman: workforce shortages jeopardise patient safety

A report, published by The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman highlights the affects workforce shortages in mental healthcare are having on patients

Two years into the Five Year Forward View has progress been made?

Two years into the Five Year Forward View, one of England's most senior mental health nurses assesses progress made

Theresa May

Mental Health Act review

Prime minister said review will focus on ‘injustice and discrimination’ in system

Felicity Stockwell

Watch: Felicity Stockwell – interview with the author of The Unpopular Patient

Mental health advocate Felicity Stockwell wrote The Unpopular Patient, which is regarded as one of the most influential pieces of nursing research ever written. In this interview, she reflects on the highlights of her nursing career with Mental Health Practice editor, Colin Parish and discusses how to build rapport with ‘difficult’ patients.

Felicity Stockwell: the popular nurse who wrote The Unpopular Patient

Felicity Stockwell wrote The Unpopular Patient, which is regarded as one of the most influential pieces of nursing research ever written.

Half a century of nursing with mental health nurse Kevin Gournay

Influential mental health nurse Kevin Gournay, on how half a century working in the profession has given him hope towards future nursing generations.

How can it be 40 years since I started nursing?

Colin Parish is preparing for a big reunion, but some of his fellow students have gone...

Making the difference to mental health services is a challenge for everyone

Editor Colin Parish on how you can get involved in the Mental Health Practice conference...

National mental health director Claire Murdoch says future of nursing is bright

Claire Murdoch originally wanted to have a career as an actor and dancer, but after five ‘...

Seeing violence in the workplace

Exploring the effects witnessing violence in the workplace can have on your role.

New funding is welcome, but is it enough?

As the nursing workforce dwindles, the needs of people with learning disabilities may not be...