Critical perspectives in mental health

Applying philosophy and politics as a background to mental health can provide a new...

Does the mental health system really care for people?

A father describes his daughter’s experiences and his doubt about whether the care she has

Star Wards - awakening the online force

An online resource has been set up by Star Wards, the project using small changes to make a

Prisons must develop dementia strategy, says ombudsman

Prisons and probation ombudsman says staff need help to manage rapidly growing older

Pioneering days for trauma care

The battle of the Somme changed psychiatry

A nurse's experience of postnatal depression

How one nurse’s approach to patients and colleagues may be changed by her experience of...

Mind games

Basics outweigh theory, insists Jane Bates.

6Cs and mental health

Could Zumba classes really help nurses uphold the principles of compassionate care in the...

What’s in a name?

Mark Kelly explains why the term ‘personality disorder’ is inappropriate – and asks readers...

RCN's centenary offers a chance to reflect on a century of change

Former RCN president Lucy Ottley once said: ‘What an opportunity we have to guide the future...

A change for the better

Revalidation, one of the most significant changes to the regulation of nurses and midwives,...

Keep your eyes – and mind – open to signs of domestic abuse

Abuse is often hidden behind an 'ordinary' relationship, says RCN Nurse of the Year Amanda...

Put an end to stigma

Relationships between mental healthcare providers and clients can be shaped by the rigours...

A conference call

Frank Reilly first attended an international conference in 2013. Here, he explains why they...

Voices - Being a Care Maker means sharing the spirit of the 6Cs, says Jane Cummings

Last month a celebration event was held for Care Makers – those volunteers who act as...

Inspirational lessons in frailty

Frailty in older patients is an important issue that we all need to be aware of in light of...

Surviving seasonal pressures while delivering quality care

Nickola Amin suggests a way to survive seasonal pressures while delivering quality care