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What’s happened to the mental health nursing workforce?

RCN warning for one year old mental health workforce plan, suggesting initial targets will...

How fitness to practise fears raise suicide risk for troubled nurses

Campaign group calls for better support for nurses reported to regulator

Personality disorders: how the new consensus statement seeks to improve care and

Consensus statement looks to overturn stigma of personality disorders

Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Gosport hospital deaths review found nurses’ warnings on opioids went unheeded

Review into hundreds of untimely deaths said night duty nurses were stifled when they spoke...

Expert panel to advise government on cannabis for medical use

Home secretary says government plans to reschedule banned drug if review identifies ‘...

FtP is about patient safety, not private behaviour, RCN tells regulator

Some outcomes suggest ‘moral policing’, with nurses being held to a different standard,...

Evidence and Practice

Improving the perceived quality of life of US military veterans with serious mental illness

Improving the perceived quality of life of US military veterans with serious mental...

As the economics of providing healthcare are constantly explored, new models of care must be...

Depression

Functions of non-suicidal self-injury in prisoners with mental health diagnoses

Aim To gain accounts of the functions of self-harm in a sample of adult male prisoners with...

Retaining and valuing newly qualified nursing staff: evaluation of a peer support group

Retaining and valuing newly qualified nursing staff: evaluation of a peer support group

This article describes a service evaluation of the introduction of a successful local...

Health

Making the link between staff and service-user health

This article describes the introduction of a staff health programme designed to create a...

Emergency services

Providing streamlined multiagency care for high-intensity users of mental health and...

Mental health service users often use emergency services and emergency departments (EDs) at...

Group work

Solution-oriented learning to build resilience in mental health nursing students and...

Increasing concerns about nursing students’ mental health and the retention crisis facing...

Features

How experts by experience are shaping mental health services

Volunteers influencing change at a large mental health trust have been well received by staff

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...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

How to create a ‘take a break’ culture

Skipping breaks can put nurses' health at risk...

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

Opinion

Reaching a crisis point: how carers having your back can matter most

Marsha McAdam describes how appropriate support helped her to cope in a crisis

OCD

'When I speak about my fears I become less fearful of them'...

Nursing student Matty Laycock reveals the techniques he uses to help him to deal with his OCD

Me and my stammer – and how it's affected my mental health...

Gareth Cowlin wants to help other people whose stammer has interfered with their mental well...

Students

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to...

Going outside your comfort zone can help connect with patients

By learning more about football, mental health nursing student Felicity Allman was able to...

Careers

'Take the risks to better your career prospects'...

Senior lecturer Nicola Evans, on how taking all opportunities can provide the best outcomes...

60 seconds with military mental health nurse Diane Palmer

Always aim high, and be an inspirational leader who students and staff can trust and learn...

60 seconds with lead nurse for specialist mental health services Angela Shorter 

Working in mental health gives you a huge amount of satisfaction, and the right opportunity...

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