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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?

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BME workshop

Why you should speak up about your achievements

Ruth Oshikanlu wants to help BME nurses feel confident applying for the RCNi Nurse Awards

Restraint

Use of restraint and force: steps towards greater transparency and accountability

Ethical training plans and sharing people’s lived experiences can only be welcomed

Lonely Christmas

How nurses can help service users cope during Christmas

RCN professional lead for mental health Catherine Gamble outlines strategies for maintaining...

Abigail Martin

My experience as a service user helped me become a mental health nurse

Nursing student Abigail Martin reveals how her background has shaped her work

Mental health needs

Meeting the unmet mental health needs of young people who are outside the system

Angela Bagum outlines the issues she encounters working as a nurse in a non-health...

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Is having just one World Mental Health Day a year enough?

Colin Parish argues that additional long-term funding is crucial to ensure mental health...

Mental well-being and the power of prayer

Jolel Miah on how faith, culture and religion can help to enhance mental health

Holiday charity helps military veterans cope with post traumatic stress disorder

Former army nurse Chris Buswell says time away helped him cope with grief and work-related...

We can de-stigmatise mental ill health if we’re willing to learn from the past

History has so much to tell us about modern medical and social attitudes to mental health

Mental healthcare abroad: the similarities and differences

Nursing student looks at the similarities and differences between Finnish and British mental...

Reaching a crisis point: how carers having your back can matter most

Marsha McAdam describes how appropriate support helped her to cope in a crisis

'When I speak about my fears I become less fearful of them'...

Nursing student Matty Laycock reveals the techniques he uses to help him to deal with his OCD

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