Opinion

Comment

Discussing intimacy is relevant to care and recovery

Reluctance to talk about sexuality ignores the therapeutic value of intimate relationships

Teen trauma

How we can help children and young people experiencing post-traumatic stress

We need to be more open to listening to children and young people’s views

Mental healthcare: change is needed at the top to address care inequalities

More BME mental health nurses and leaders could improve patient outcomes

Language

Lost for words: how the language we use stigmatises and disempowers service users

Psychiatric, elitist discourse dominates mental health services

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Where could an RCNi Nurse Awards nomination take your project?

Commitment to Carers award nominees have helped tackle crucial issues for unpaid carers

Invest in school nurses to improve children's mental health

Why create new roles in mental health when school nurses are already in place?

Editorial

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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...

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...

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...

Graham Scott

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...

NMC hearing

Nurses will benefit from NMC’s new approach to hearings

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

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2017

Let’s redress the balance with Nurse Awards

The annual RCNi Nurse Awards exist so that healthcare staff receive the recognition they...

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,...

Reviews

Recovery in Mental Health Nursing

The blurb on the back cover says this book is for nurses and other professionals in mental...

Out of the Woods: A journey through depression and anxiety

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

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...

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...

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