Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Group therapy

A practice-based evaluation of a dialectical behavioural therapy skills group...

Background Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported intervention...

Physical activity

Anxiety and physical inactivity: breaking the vicious circle

Background Worldwide levels of anxiety have increased significantly over the past few...

Identifying the needs of children and young people affected by parental mental illness

Children and young people affected by parental mental illness are recognised as being at...

Counselling in India

Public-private partnerships to improve access to mental healthcare in India

In India, there are many public-private partnership programmes that aim to improve...

Good Life meeting

Evaluation of the Good Life Festival: a model for co-produced dementia events

This article presents an evaluation of the Good Life Festival, an event co-produced by...

Transgender care

Mental health nursing for transgender people: are we caring?

Transgender people experience widespread prejudice in society and health professionals are...

CPD articles

Restraint

Understanding and implementing the nurse’s holding power (section 5(4)) of the Mental...

This article explores section 5(4) of the Mental Health Act, which permits nurses of a ‘...

Oral hygeine

Physical healthcare needs: oral hygiene in the mental health setting

Nurses need to understand the importance of oral hygiene because of its effects on the...

Self-awareness

Exploring self-awareness in mental health practice

Self-awareness is integral to the development of mental health practitioners. This article...

Eye movement

Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR)

Aims and intended learning outcomes This article discusses one of the trauma-focused...

Depression

Managing depression: an overview

Depression is a common health problem but it is both under-detected and under-treated. It is...

Alzheimer's carer

Alzheimer’s disease: caring for the carers

Support from carers is a key factor in the community care of people with dementia, but the...

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