CPD articles

Our continuing professional development (CPD) articles are designed to assist with your nursing skills and practice.

Supporting people with co-occurring mental health issues, alcohol and drug use

Supporting people with co-occurring mental health issues, alcohol and drug use

Enhance your assessment skills when working with such service users

 First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) hearings: protecting the therapeutic relationship

Mental health tribunals: supporting patients and protecting the therapeutic relationship

An overview of the process and advice on displaying transparency and acting as the patient’s advocate

Eating disorder

Eating disorders: how to recognise, respond and promote recovery

Assessment methods and therapeutic approaches used for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

Working effectively with people who have received a diagnosis of personality disorder

Working effectively with people who have received a diagnosis of personality disorder

A critique of this diagnosis and interventions, care and approaches that may be beneficial

Identifying and supporting men who experience paternal postnatal depression

Identifying and supporting men who experience paternal postnatal depression

Nurses can help new fathers by being alert symptoms and signposting them to further support if needed

Compassionate care for people who self-harm: principles, tools and techniques

Compassionate care for people who self-harm: principles, tools and techniques

Learn about tools that can be used to provide compassionate care such as urge surfing

Restrictive interventions: understanding and reducing their use in mental health settings

Understanding and reducing use of restrictive interventions in mental health settings

Enhance your awareness of ethical issues and legal frameworks around such interventions

Using quality improvement to enhance mental healthcare

Using quality improvement to enhance mental healthcare

The methods, tools and techniques used in quality improvement with details of a case study

Implementing cultural safety to enhance the care of mental health service users

Implementing cultural safety to enhance the care of mental health service users

Increase your awareness and understanding of the concept of cultural safety

Supporting people who are experiencing domestic abuse

Mental health nurses have a vital role in identifying domestic abuse and safeguarding

Exploring the therapeutic relationship in nursing theory and practice

Exploring the therapeutic relationship in nursing theory and practice

In such relationships, nurses should demonstrate self-awareness, empathy and professionalism

Supporting women’s sexual safety in acute mental health settings

Supporting women’s sexual safety in acute mental health settings

Concerns have been raised about sexual safety in mental health inpatient wards in the UK

Sexual violence: a trauma-informed approach for mental health nurses

Effects of sexual violence on survivors and the principles of trauma-informed care
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Using team formulation in mental health practice

Evidence and techniques for team formulation in therapeutic work

Use of individual formulation in mental health practice

To learn about two transdiagnostic models of formulation that you could use in your practice

Introducing mentalization and its role in mental health practice

How individuals learn to mentalize during childhood, and in response to stress

Using the STARTER model to talk about sex in mental health nursing practice

The STARTER model is a step-by-step tool encouraging conversations about sexual health

Implementing trauma-informed care in mental health services

Mental health practitioners can support service users to move beyond traumatic events

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