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Why we need to hear maverick voices more in mental health nursing

In the 2019 Skellern Lecture, Mick McKeown argues for better services and a better world

Nitrous oxide

Why nitrous oxide is nothing to laugh about

This fast-acting anaesthetic gas enjoys a reputation of being harmless, but could be lethal

Dementia choir

Why music can be a valuable tool for improving the lives of people with dementia

TV series with Line of Duty star helps to address the challenges of living with the condition

Risk, forced hospital admissions and restoring the relationship

How to restore a therapeutic relationship after forced admission to hospital

Pressure to cope is damaging our mental health

Nursing needs to acknowledge it’s okay not to be okay

Supervision

Nurse-led clinical supervision role should not be eroded

Involving other health professionals may undermine nurses’ professional development

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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Why you should speak up about your achievements

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

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

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

How nurses can help service users cope during Christmas

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

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

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...

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...

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