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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

Rachel Luby

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

Mental health conference

The mental health conference that felt more like a festival

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

Derek Barron

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

The benefits of being a peer reviewer

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

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

Putting a stop to coercive practices in mental healthcare

The UN is investigating the use of coercion in mental health services around the world 

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