People who are mentally ill experience inferior care in acute hospitals

CQC points to evidence of continued inequality in care if patients have a mental health

How fitness to practise fears raise suicide risk for troubled nurses

Campaign group calls for better support for nurses reported to regulator

Mental health nurse shortage could scupper NHS pledge of lifelong sex abuse support

NHS promises long-term care for sexual assault survivors – but RCN casts doubt on feasibility

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

Consensus statement looks to overturn stigma of personality disorders

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People with complex needs are stuck in inpatient care because of chaotic systems

Service users are being let down by lack of strategic support

Joanna Doyle

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new staffing law’

Nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

Evidence and Practice


Measuring complexity and quantity of community caseloads

The caseloads of members of community mental health teams are growing in size and complexity...

Solution oriented learning: an innovative approach that promotes motivation and resilience

Solution-oriented learning: an approach that promotes motivation and resilience

This article explores the use of solution-oriented learning as an approach to coping with...


Reported outcomes for young people who mentor their peers: a literature review

Mental health issues among young people are increasing and many young people will require...

The stress effects of military families’ transition to civilian life

The stress effects of military families’ transition to civilian life

Society has a moral obligation and duty of care to service personnel and their families, as...

Psychosocial coping strategies for auditory hallucinations

Psychosocial coping strategies for auditory hallucinations

This article considers ways of treating the potential distress arising from experiencing...

Positive Behavioural Support

Implementing positive behavioural support in a forensic psychiatric intensive care unit...

Positive behavioural support (PBS) is a non-aversive, preventive approach to behavioural...


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The Tavistock Clinic: where Sigmund Freud continues to influence nurses

Influenced by the Vienna-based ‘new psychology’ approach 100 years ago, the Tavistock Clinic...

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

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Helping service users to help themselves with cognitive analytic therapy

Mental health nurse Steve Taylor’s dissatisfaction with therapeutic interventions for his...

Naz Islam

My experience as a mental health service user is invaluable to my role

Naz Islam is part of our Commitment to Carers winning team in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018


Holiday charity helps military veterans cope with post traumatic stress disorder

Former army nurse Chris Buswell says time away helped him cope with grief and work-related...

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We can de-stigmatise mental ill health if we’re willing to learn from the past

History has so much to tell us about modern medical and social attitudes to mental health

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


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...


I am proud of the nurses my ex-students have become

'I want to see more mental health nurses doing research and building their own evidence base'

'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...