Opinion

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Here’s why every nurse should know about our mental health support services

Pandemic causing surge in demand for the work of healthcare professionals’ well-being charity

Calling 111 before accessing emergency care is a barrier to treating mental health

Trials aimed at reducing transmission of COVID-19 could have a negative effect on some

Could survivor’s guilt be a lasting impact for patients recovering from COVID-19?

Research nurses say some patients experience anxiety and guilt after discharge

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Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

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Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

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Picture shows an older man being assisted by a medic in a promotional picture for the 30 Days Wild challenge.

Connect with nature and brighten darkest days

Taking part in a challenge to spend time closer to nature can reduce stress and depression

Editorial

Using data to improve mental health services

Post-COVID-19: mental health nurses should influence what data is gathered on service...

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen statistics scrutinised like never before

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Picture shows a medic visiting a patient's home. Both are wearing masks.

COVID-19 and mental health nursing: what’s next?

One challenge is finding a balance between virtual interventions and face-to-face meetings

Well-being guardians

We must all help to transform the well-being culture in the NHS

Well-being guardians may lead the way, but we all have our part to play

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Nominate your colleague

A chance for ‘ordinary’ nurses to share, inspire and win recognition for their...

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards and help celebrate exceptional nursing care, writes editor Graham Scott

Making the difference to mental health services is a challenge for everyone

Editor Colin Parish on how you can get involved in the Mental Health Practice conference held in Manchester, in May

Jeremy Hunt

Survey reiterates the morale mantra, but Hunt still not listening

A new survey by Nursing Standard and the Sunday Mirror newspaper reinforces the obvious reason why morale is poor: nurses simply do not feel valued, writes Graham Scott

Your views

Suicide, suspected Munchausen by Proxy, and pets

Understanding the powerful effect animals can have for a person who has mental health issues.

Distressed man

No turf wars in mental health - put the patient first

There is no room for 'turf wars' in mental health care, says Dr Adrian James, Registrar at the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Reviews

Recovery in Mental Health Nursing

The blurb on the back cover says this book is for nurses and other professionals in mental health practice, but the contents are clearly directed towards nursing students

Out of the Woods: A journey through depression and anxiety

Brent Williams provides a compelling insight into the experience of depression told mainly through pictures

Book review: Treating Body and Soul – A clinicians’ guide to supporting the physical,...

Little is added to the debate on spirituality and care by the outdated ideas in this book

Edinburgh Fringe review

Lesley Warner reviews plays with mental health themes at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Book review: Introducing Mental Health: A Practical Guide (Second edition)

Self-employed nursing advisor David Harding-Price reviews Introducing Mental Health: A Practical Guide by Caroline Kinsella and Connor Kinsella

Book review: Proper People: Early Asylum Life in the Words of Those Who Were There (...

Visiting teaching fellow Liam Clarke reviews Proper People: Early Asylum Life in the Worlds of Those Who were There by David Scrimgeour

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