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Connect with nature and brighten darkest days

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

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The Coronavirus Act 2020: a cause for concern among mental health nurses

Mental health nurses must be involved in developing guidance if steps are activated

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COVID-19: remembering to be kind

This year's Mental Health Awareness Week to take account of the coronavirus pandemic

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COVID 19: why we need to ditch the military terms

Framing the pandemic as a war, with battles and sacrifices, sends the wrong message

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Eating disorders: why mental health nurses’ role in recovery is crucial

Nurses are perfectly positioned to help and support people with eating disorders

Picture is abstract multicoloured illustration showing silhouettes of faces. By joining together, mental health nurses can be a powerful voice advocating for the profession and improving outcomes for individuals and communities, says Vicki Hines-Martin

Nursing unity can help bridge mental health gap

Nurses can be a powerful voice in 2020 advocating for better care outcomes

Editorial

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

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RCN sets the bar high for advanced nursing status

It’s good to see the college taking the lead on defining advanced practice, and it seems accreditation won’t be easy to achieve, writes Nursing Standard editor Graham Scott

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Nurses will benefit from NMC’s new approach to hearings

Overhauling procedure for fitness to practise cases will save money, says 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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