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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

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Vector illustration of scales of justice against background of profile of human head. The article says mental health nurses must safeguard the vulnerable if powers in Coronavirus Act 2020 are activated.

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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Image shows a young man bringing some shopping to his vulnerable neighbour during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

Picture shows Cygnet Health Care nursing apprenticeship programme students at the University of Wolverhampton. More funding is needed to solve staffing shortages in mental health nursing, but it must be shared across a number of areas, says David Wilmott.

We need to change how we invest in mental health nursing or risk a continuing crisis

More funding is needed to solve staffing shortages in mental health nursing

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SAlly Kitchin and colleagues collecting the 2019 RCNi Commitment to Carers Award

Improving the health and well-being of unpaid carers – initiatives with impact

How Commitment to Carers award nominees have shared their work and inspired others

Never turn someone away because they are ‘not thin enough’ to have anorexia

Challenge stigma around eating disorders and take opportunities to prevent illness escalating

Picture shows a stressed young woman being interviewed by another woman. The ‘place and train’ approach of individual placement and support has proved effective in keeping people with mental health conditions in jobs.

Job support a key to mental health recovery

Individual placement and support (IPS) has helped keep people with mental health conditions in work

Picture shows a woman talking to a counsellor about anxiety and depression. A five-year initiative by the WHO seeks to ensure access to high quality and affordable mental health care for an additional 100 million people in 12 countries.

WHO’s $60 million mental health initiative should not ignore nursing

Nurses are strangely absent from the World Health Organization’s five-year mental health plan

How good nursing leadership can champion holistic healthcare

Investment in mental health nursing leadership is vital on acute wards

Joker distorts link between mental illness and violence

Joker is playing to packed cinemas, but its portrayal of mental illness is worrying 

Sexual safety in all mental health settings is a fundamental right for service users

Sexual Safety Collaborative to have new standards to improve sexual safety on wards

Community mental health framework aims to address inequalities in services

NHS England's framework ties in with plans to develop better integration of services

Nurse bodycam use: a benefit or a waste of resources?

Two leading nurses discuss whether body camera use in healthcare could be beneficial

Mental health transformation plan limited by nurse numbers

Ambitious NHS plan fails to acknowledge 'workforce hill we all must climb'

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