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SAD: What to do if winter brings you down

Winter can take an emotional toll, particularly for those who experience seasonal affective disorder, but there are ways to manage it

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‘I was offered a job at the RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair’

When mental health nurse Kellyann Anderton-Kay visited the RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair in Manchester the last thing she expected was to be offered a job on the spot.

Custody nurse

Delivering person-centred care in police custody

From seeing a detainee who has collapsed in a cell to assessing someone’s fitness to be interviewed for murder, it's all in a day's work for police custody nurse Matt Peel.

Look after yourself

Caring for yourself when you are the patient

Being a nurse doesn’t give immunity from long-term illness: points to consider after being diagnosed

Sickness

Study highlights link between unfairness and staff sickness

Work dissatisfaction can affect health, recruitment and retention

Careers target

Rediscover your passion by setting fresh career goals

Work motivation can be kick-started by redefining your ambitions

My job

Mental health lead Gill Drummond (right) receives the CNO Silver Award for Excellence in Nursing from chief nursing officer for England Ruth May

Mental health and dementia lead

Gill Drummond reflects on her career and what makes a good mental health nurse

Risq Animasaun

Senior staff nurse on a general psychiatric, female-only ward

I have an instinctive desire to provide care and support to people, says Risq Animasaun

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

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'

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