Delivering mental health crisis care: what I learned as a student
Learning to manage issues such as suicide risk and sexual assault, while taking a leadership role as a sports event medic was a confidence-boosting experience
As a second-year mental health nursing student, I recently spent two weeks in Italy working with a medical response team at a university sports event.
Students from across the UK had travelled there for the sports festival, and a UK medical company had been contracted to work at the event. When a friend told me about an opportunity to join the team, I thought it would be a great way to practise my nursing skills during the Easter break.
Providing 24-hour cover for all physical and mental health emergencies
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