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Career progression

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

Coercion

Putting a stop to coercive practices in mental healthcare

The United Nations is investigating the use of coercion in mental health services around the...

Ruth Miller

RCNi Nurse Awards: how one finalist is helping mental health teams manage diabetes

Ruth Miller's ten-point approach is being rolled out across mental healthcare providers

Rebekah Bewsey & team

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: ‘Mental health nurses deserve recognition’

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to enter, or nominate a colleague

Angela Hall

Outstanding nurses whose compassion and innovation won recognition

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to nominate yourself or a colleague...

Claire Johnston

‘The pressures on mental health are extraordinary’

Claire Johnston reveals her plans to help rebuild the NMC – and her optimism for the future...

Child

The risks of admitting children and young people to mental health inpatient units

Last of six articles on how to use research findings to improve practice and services

CAT therapy

Helping service users to help themselves with cognitive analytic therapy

Mental health nurse Steve Taylor’s dissatisfaction with therapeutic interventions for his...

Statue of Sigmund Freud

The Tavistock Clinic: where Sigmund Freud continues to influence nurses

Influenced by the Vienna-based ‘new psychology’ approach 100 years ago, the Tavistock Clinic...

Naz Islam

My experience as a mental health service user is invaluable to my role

Naz Islam is part of our Commitment to Carers winning team in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018

Integrated training could be the key to unlocking parity of esteem

A round-table discussion shed light on the importance of training in improving outcomes

How experts by experience are shaping mental health services

Volunteers influencing change at a large mental health trust have been well received by staff

RCN Mental Health Forum campaigns for adequate therapeutic time

The RCN's mental health forum, the college's largest, is intending to fight to get the...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

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