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Perinatal health

New and expectant mothers to access perinatal mental healthcare closer to home

NHS England announce roll-out of specialist services across the country

Nurses who saved cyclist’s life

Off-duty nurses save cyclist’s life at side of the road

Mental health team performed CPR on man who had gone into cardiac arrest

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: find out who is in the finals

We reveal this year’s shortlist of fabulous nurses, healthcare assistants and teams

Child who charmed royals helps open health centre

A schoolgirl who charmed Prince Harry and Meghan helps declare open a mental health centre

Dame Donna Kinnair

Dame Donna Kinnair is named RCN general secretary

College appoints its acting head following months of ‘sterling leadership’

Emilia Clarke

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke named one of 100 most influential people in the world

Time magazine included the Game of Thrones star and nurse champion in its yearly list

Evidence and Practice

Young-onset dementia: meeting the information needs of carers

Young-onset dementia: meeting the information needs of carers

Increased awareness of dementia is associated with its rising prevalence in an ageing...

Perinatal mental health: preparing the future nursing workforce

Perinatal mental health: preparing the future nursing workforce

Perinatal mental health (PMH) problems occur during pregnancy and up to a year after giving...

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 2. Responding to trauma

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 2. Responding to trauma

Mental and physical health work together to support well-being, and never more importantly...

Reflective practice groups in a mental health inpatient setting

Reflective practice groups in a mental health inpatient setting

Background Reflective practice is vital to be a competent healthcare practitioner:...

Advising patients not to drive while mentally unwell: an additional challenge for the crisis resolution worker

Advising patients not to drive while mentally unwell: an additional challenge for the...

Modern life is dependent on transport systems, which raises a number of challenges for...

‘Three minutes to save a life’: addressing emotional distress in students to mitigate the risk of suicide

‘Three minutes to save a life’: addressing emotional distress in students to mitigate...

This article outlines how the University of Wolverhampton aims to develop a whole-systems...

Features

Hospital opens door to fresh start for patients with personality disorder

A hospital’s ‘open door’ helps people with emotionally unstable personality disorder to cope

Skills swap

Buddying scheme is improving care for people in mental health crisis

A collaborative project is creating a safe place for people in crisis

The benefits of being a peer reviewer

Four of our reviewers discuss the rewards of encouraging others to publish with RCNi

Career progression

Making progress: from healthcare assistant to qualified mental health nurse

A charity has introduced a programme to help HCAs further their careers

Always Events: what health services should do every time

Defining what should happen each time users come into contact with health services

Coercion

Putting a stop to coercive practices in mental healthcare

The United Nations is investigating the use of coercion in mental health services around the...

Opinion

Discussing intimacy is relevant to care and recovery

Reluctance to talk about sexuality ignores the therapeutic value of intimate relationships

Teen trauma

How we can help children and young people experiencing post-traumatic stress

We need to be more open to listening to children and young people’s views

People sit round in some kind of collaborative group session

A Framework for Mental Health Nursing in Wales

A policy document celebrating and improving the country’s mental health nursing profession

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

Jodie Alder

Advanced nurse practitioner in personality disorder

Jodie Alder explains why she chose to work in secure services for men

Rebekah Bewsey

Children and young people’s care pathway lead and matron

RCNi award-winning team leader Rebekah Bewsey: 'I don’t think I chose nursing; it chose me'

Ann Collins

‘It is a privilege to work with people who are at their most vulnerable’

Advanced nurse practitioner Ann Collins talks about her work with older people

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