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Ian Hulatt: Celebrating 30 years of progress in mental health nursing

Nursing Standard celebrates its 30th birthday this month. Much has been achieved in mental...

Mental Health nursing in Sri Lanka

Shannon Flowers travelled to Sri Lanka for an elective placement to study mental health care...

Ian Hulatt: Will the money tree grow another branch for mental health service reform?

Government plans to create thousands of new mental health nursing posts are welcome but...

How can it be 40 years since I started nursing?

Colin Parish is preparing for a big reunion, but some of his fellow students have gone...

Appreciate those who keep us safe

Marsha McAdam says we need to look after each other and take the pressure off the people we...

Widen your horizons to meet patients' needs

Karina Krawiec says service users benefit when mental health nurses look beyond the medical...

Tony Butterworth: Stop the assault on undergraduate nurse education

New pathways into nursing, such as apprenticeships and associate roles, pose a huge risk to...

Tackling transition will improve the recovery of young people with eating disorders

Research nurse Sarah J Taylor, with UK eating disorder charity Beat and the Burdett Trust,...

Critical perspectives in mental health

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

Genetics and the side effects of psychoactive medicines

Catherine Clarke says testing patients’ genotypes could help to identify and minimise...

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...

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