Mental health

Placement rotas and nursing students’ mental health: why self-rostering makes sense

The current system causes stress and makes financial and personal planning difficult

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Our COVID-19 experience in art: capturing nursing students’ fears and challenges

Visual journalist Emily Thomas's artwork tells the stories of students’ NHS placements

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hands suggesting diverse racial heritage raised below a banner that reads 'Equality'

Racism and health inequalities: failure to act will keep on causing poor outcomes

As nursing students, we can combat systemic discrimination and improve health

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Illustration showing a nurse standing in front open an open door with the sign 'In', choosing to opt in to a clinical placement

COVID-19: why I’m glad I faced my fears and opted for extended clinical placement anyway

I have learned so much about being a nurse by working in a great ED team during the pandemic

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Phone project helps to ease the loneliness of lockdown

Easing loneliness in lockdown: the nursing student initiative that’s just a call away

Making phone calls to isolated older people also help students develop communication skills

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COVID-19: why we must protect the mental health of international nursing students

The anxiety and isolation caused by the crisis may be particularly acute for this group

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Rebecca Hackfath

COVID-19: what it’s like working and studying in the middle of a pandemic

One student’s experience working at an isolation unit for mental health patients

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A worried-looking nursing student wearing scrubs

COVID-19: your student routine may be disrupted, but don’t neglect your mental health

With early registration a possibility for some, mental well-being is more important than ever

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Don’t neglect your mental health – it’s time to be kind to yourself

Nurse training can take its toll, so learn techniques to improve your mood and performance

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Patient confidentiality: how a complicated case created an ethical and legal dilemma

A service user’s chlamydia diagnosis taught me lessons about disclosure and breach of trust

Picture shows a scene from the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. A nurse is producing podcasts that aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice.

Nurse’s podcasts tell true story of life on mental health wards

Podcasts aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice

As a mature nursing student, I came close to giving up in my first term at uni

I now know juggling my studies, placements and family life is tough – but so worth it

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