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Shame, stigma and sexual dysfunction: the overlooked diabetes complications

Some physical and mental health issues common in people with diabetes are not discussed

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Mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

Life in lockdown: how social distancing complicates existing mental health conditions

Mental health nurses discuss how the pandemic affects clients and disrupts services

Picture is partial shot of woman’s face with her eye closed. Collaborating with service users on sleep issues is crucial to care outcomes, says occupational therapist Jessica Oglethorpe

Seven ways to improve sleep on mental health wards

Collaborating with service users on sleep issues is crucial to care outcomes

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Advanced care planning

COVID-19: how nurses can facilitate advance care planning

Conversations about end of life care are important for the patient and those close to them

Neal Aplin

Living with… post-traumatic stress disorder

Neal Aplin recounts how he learned to cope with the aftermath of a traumatic event

Picture of Clare Wood with her carer, Sandy. She describes her struggle with paranoid schizophrenia and appeals nurses to encourage hope, show empathy and understand that recovery is unique for each service user.

Living with… paranoid schizophrenia

In this article Clare Wood underlines that recovery is unique for everyone

Illustration of mental health service users discussing cervical screening with healthcare professionals

Cervical cancer screening resources to address mental health disparities

Support for women service users with severe mental illness to access screening

Picture shows someone counting cash. The article says nurses need to learn about personal health budgets, which allow patients to use NHS funding to purchase care outside traditionally commissioned services.

Adding personal health budgets to your mental health nursing skill set

The budgets empower patients to self-manage care and regain control of their lives

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Pictured at RCNi Nurse Awards 2019 are (L-R) RCN council chair Sue Warner, clinical psychologist Kate Fillingham of East London NHS Foundation Trust, Rachel Luby and tv presenter Kate Garraway. Entries are now open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020.

Award winners champion sexual health and rehabilitation of mental health service users

As entries open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020, past winners reflect on their career-changing experiences

Nathan Filer

Exploring serious mental illness: an interview with nurse-turned-author Nathan Filer

For World Mental Health Day 2019 a former nurse talks about his latest book

Mental health conditions gave now overtaken musculoskeletal complaints as the number one reason for sickness absence among nurses.

Nurses open up about their mental health problems

Mental ill health is now the top reason for NHS sickness absence – but there is good news

Mature students

Mature students are vital to mental health nursing – but numbers are dropping

Financial pressures put older potential candidates off mental health nursing as a career

Team offers intensive support to enable service-users to live independently

Rehabilitation by award-winning team enables people with mental illness to live at home

How one nurse helped break the taboo of talking about sex in mental healthcare settings

Rachel Luby impresses RCNi Nurse Awards judges with her determination and approach

The mental health conference that felt more like a festival

Student-led conference on mental health nursing incorporated yoga, dance and social media

My role in the review of forensic mental health services

Chair of the review Derek Barron talks to Mental Health Practice

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

Buddying scheme is improving care for people in mental health crisis

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

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