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Are children with learning disabilities getting enough mental health support?

Learning disability nurses need to highlight the mental health needs of young people

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

Apps, coaching and healthy food options at work: weight management support for nurses

Resources that can help you change how you think about food and lose weight while you sleep

Dementia misdiagnosis: identifying people at risk of being missed

GP and memory assessment services curtailed by COVID-19, but staff training needs recognised

Living with. . . self-harm

A nurse discusses her own experiences to help others give effective, non-judgemental care

Mental health: sharing skills with nurses in poorer countries to bring about change

Nurse João Marçal-Grilo founded a charity to support fellow nurses in South Asia

Fear of cancer recurrence: how nurses can support people after successful treatment

For some patients such fears can be debilitating and may require psychological support

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Noel McDonald

Keeping forensic mental health services close to home: a lifetime’s work and leadership

Nurse consultant who transformed patient experience honoured with Special Recognition Award

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‘We can help women stop a tragic cycle’: meet our RCN Nurse of the Year 2021

Nicola Bailey defied opposition to set up abortion care in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic

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Jodie Heath

Community mental healthcare: ‘My son felt listened to when he talked to his nurse’

Jodie Heath nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for supporting young patient's complex health needs

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Katie McIlroy

Community nurse looked beyond labels and ‘held on to hope when I lost mine’

Katie McIlroy has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for care of women with complex mental and physical needs

How one specialist personality disorder unit stopped using restraints and restrictions

Dialectical behavioural therapy has transformed nursing care in an inpatient recovery unit

‘I had to be sectioned’: the nurse who became the patient

Rachel Davis draws on personal experience of depression and psychosis to educate her peers

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

Living with… borderline personality disorder

Hollie Berrigan discusses the sometimes devastating effects of a BPD diagnosis

Magnet hospitals: what makes them places where nurses want to work?

Why UK hospitals are trialling the US model and what it means for staff and patients
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Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

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