Nurses open up about their mental health problems
Mental ill health is now the top reason for NHS sickness absence – but there is good news
- Musculoskeletal conditions have been replaced by mental health problems as the most common reason for sickness absence among NHS staff, including nurses and midwives
- Employers and managers are seeing a shift in levels of support offered and demanded, with staff no longer expected to 'just get on with it'
- Mental health first aid training allows staff and employees to reconsider their approach to offering colleagues support
It was a heartfelt blog from a senior nurse that sparked a trust-wide conversation about mental health at Leeds Community Healthcare. Writing on the trust’s internal website, the nurse spoke about her struggles with mental health – and the response was electrifying.
‘She was really open about her own experience, and she...
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