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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

Skills swap

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

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

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

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

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...

‘The pressures on mental health are extraordinary’

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

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

Helping service users to help themselves with cognitive analytic therapy

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

The Tavistock Clinic: where Sigmund Freud continues to influence nurses

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

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