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Help make 2020 a year in which mental health nurses can be proud

Online-first Mental Health Practice articles are testimony to the enormous scope of mental health nursing in acute and community settings

Personal health budgets, mindfulness, suicide intervention, concurrent disorders, positive psychology: the online-first articles we have selected for the latest print issue of Mental Health Practice are testimony to the enormous scope of mental health nursing in acute and community settings.

They are diverse, not only in terms of subject matter, but also where their authors are in practice: Canada, the Channel Islands, England, Scotland and New Zealand. A truly international collection of articles.

Share and enhance nursing practice

But one thing they all have in common is their power to enhance nursing practice and therefore improve the care service users receive around the world.

This has been the intention with all the articles we published in 2019 and will

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Online-first Mental Health Practice articles are testimony to the enormous scope of mental health nursing in acute and community settings

Personal health budgets, mindfulness, suicide intervention, concurrent disorders, positive psychology: the online-first articles we have selected for the latest print issue of Mental Health Practice are testimony to the enormous scope of mental health nursing in acute and community settings.

They are diverse, not only in terms of subject matter, but also where their authors are in practice: Canada, the Channel Islands, England, Scotland and New Zealand. A truly international collection of articles.

Share and enhance nursing practice

But one thing they all have in common is their power to enhance nursing practice and therefore improve the care service users receive around the world. 

This has been the intention with all the articles we published in 2019 – and will be for all those we have lined up for publication online first and in print for 2020 under the themes of therapeutic practice, education, workforce, communication, service users and policy. 

‘Why not use 2020 to showcase how you and your colleagues are supporting service users?’

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

It has been described as a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to show the value of nursing in all its forms.

So why not use it to showcase how you and colleagues are supporting service users?

One way is by using our expertise at RCNi to publish in Mental Health Practice; another is to enter the 2020 RCNi Nurse Awards.

Enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

The 11 award categories include mental health nursing and team of the year. Entries are open until 17 January, so it’s not too late to enter yourself, your team or one of your brilliant colleagues.

Help make 2020 a year in which mental health nurses can be proud.

 

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