Mental Health Practice

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Common but crushing: how skin conditions can affect mental health

The information you need to support patients coping with ‘just a skin condition’

Man sits on floor next to child, both are looking sad

COVID-19 death in service: nurses’ families need support to claim pay-out

Unions urge higher take-up of NHS and social care coronavirus life assurance scheme

Picture shows a placard demanding fair pay for nurses, with houses of parliament in the background

RCN joins health unions’ plea to Boris Johnson for ‘significant’ pay rise

Call to end ‘needless delays’ for demoralised and traumatised nursing staff

Picture of healthcare assistant Rachel Trott, who has died after testing positive for COVID-19

HCA with three young children dies from COVID-19

Rachel Trott had started her first NHS job only three months earlier at a hospital in Kent

COVID-19 cardiac complications: counting the long-term cost

The virus has been linked to heart damage, but has also disrupted care across the specialty

Effects of COVID-19 on BAME healthcare staff: researchers call for more study volunteers

UK-REACH project is exploring physical and mental health impact

Evidence and Practice

Staff perspectives on using the Recovery Star in mental health inpatient rehabilitation...

Why you should read this article: • To learn about the Recovery Star and how its use can...

Substance use disorder: evaluating the effectiveness of the Addiction Recovery Coaching...

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of contemporary evidence on...

Using team formulation in mental health practice

Why you should read this article: • To understand the potential uses and benefits of team...

Effects of dance on mood and potential of dance as a mental health intervention

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the beneficial effects of...

A national survey of psychiatric intensive care, low secure and locked rehabilitation units

A national survey of psychiatric intensive care, low secure and locked rehabilitation...

Why you should read this article: • To learn about the differences between psychiatric...

Nurse leadership in implementing digital change in an Irish mental health service

Nurse leadership in implementing digital change in an Irish mental health service

The implementation of an electronic health record system in a private mental health service

Features

How to use social media to get health messages to patients and the public

Use digital technology to support self-management and communicate with hard-to-reach groups

How a beauty salon boosts creativity and recovery on a psychiatric intensive care unit

Shannon Ward’s move into beauty therapy helps patients to better mental health and recovery

Domestic abuse: how to spot the signs and support colleagues who may be affected

Nurses in all sectors will have contact with victims, but can also be at risk themselves

Transgender nurses in the workplace: how trusts are supporting gender diversity

The NHS has made rapid progress in recent years – and we all have a part to play

Best apps for nurses: the help that’s just a click away

The smartphone apps that support your practice and can make your home life easier too

Submitting a written statement: what you need to know

The RCN’s quick reference guide will help you to avoid the common pitfalls

Opinion

Mental health nursing research unit offers nurses chance to develop skills and knowledge

New dedicated unit can support nurses in becoming more active in clinical research

Patient suicide: why nurses need colleagues’ support to grieve

The suicide of a patient can have a devastating effect and provoke feelings of failure

COVID-19: will you as a mental health nurse get vaccinated?

You may decide not to have the vaccine, but there are questions you should ask yourself first

Students

Becoming a dad during a pandemic – and the final year of a nursing degree

Born during lockdown, my baby boy is helping me learn how to balance studying and family life

Team Nightingale: why I’ll never forget what I learned nursing in a COVID field hospital

Nursing student Nathan Harrison has seen what supportive multidisciplinary teams can achieve

Isolation and COVID-19: what I learned from my placement at a mental health hub

A nursing student saw first-hand the need for early interventions in mental healthcare

Careers

COVID-19 and mental health: retaining and recruiting nurses now and beyond the pandemic

New plan for England highlights the ‘unique selling points’ of mental health nursing

Suicide deaths on railways: the nurse-led interventions that could save lives

Community engagement is key, says mental health nurse in groundbreaking Network Rail role

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Remote support for families during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: supporting people with dementia during the pandemic

How an Admiral nurse has adapted her role to help families cope during the crisis

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