Opinion

Comment

M is for memorable: how to harness mnemonics to help you retrieve key information, fast

Tips on using word patterns to boost recall of important clinical information and tasks

Kindness in the workplace – we all need it, but do we have time to practise it?

With many nursing staff feeling near to breaking point, acts of compassion are essential

Let’s find common ground to end nurses’ strikes

Health minister Maria Caulfield wants talks on pay, conditions and workload to continue

What battle-weary nurses need right now is the certainty staffing ratios would bring

NHS is crying out for nurse-to-patient ratios as part of a system-wide workforce plan

ShinyMind: the free mental health app for nurses that’s tailored to your needs

How our well-being app can support you when facing extreme stress and burnout

Nurses have been taken for granted for far too long – but here’s how to make that stop

Short-staffing will only get worse if nurses continue to feel under-valued

Expert advice

Think before you speak: how to professionally go public with personal views

Advice on how and when nurses are safe to reveal personal or political opinions in public

I received a parking fine while on duty – should I appeal?

Our helpful guide to dealing with penalty charges for work-related stops

Hot, healthy food at work: what the new NHS standards will mean for you

England’s trusts are to be held to higher standards of catering and food options

Moral injury: what to do if are affected by it, and how to reduce the risk

Being forced to make decisions that go against your morals can take an emotional toll

Menopause: guidance on support for NHS staff who are struggling with symptoms

NHS advice marks a cultural shift to foster openness and improve women’s working lives

Mandatory learning disability and autism training: what you can expect

Oliver McGowan programme aims to address health inequalities and prevent avoidable deaths

Editorial

What is the role of a nursing associate in mental health?

Acceptance of the role is driven by the reality of nursing shortages

Looking back to the future of the mental health nursing profession

Neil Brimblecombe reflects on how practitioners’ roles have evolved over the years

2021 RCN Nursing Awards: search for the best innovations in mental health nursing is on

Entries are open for this year’s mental health nursing category of the RCN Nursing Awards. Be in it to win it

Have your say on Mental Health Act reforms

Nurses can contribute to the white paper consultation on replacing the Mental Health Act 1983

COVID-19: will you as a mental health nurse get vaccinated?

You may decide not to have the vaccine, but there are questions you should ask yourself first

Clarion call for more mental health nurses to enter the research leadership programme

Only nine practitioners applied for the first programme in 2019

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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