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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Supporting young people who are leaving child and adolescent mental health services

Why you should read this article: • To recognise the challenges faced by young people, families and clinicians at discharge from CAMHS • To enhance your understanding of the benefits of personalised care planning • To read how the Positive Pathways service in Essex supports young people leaving CAMHS Transitioning from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to adult services can be challenging for young people, their families and clinicians. Assessment of, and support for, young people’s needs at the point of transition can be enhanced through personalised care and support planning. This article describes a service improvement project which aimed to provide ‘step-down’ support for young people on discharge from a CAMHS. The service, called Positive Pathways, involved collaborative personalised care planning with a dedicated youth facilitator, social prescribing, and in some cases the provision of a personal health budget, to enable young people to access individualised support in their local community.

Providing specialist clinical support for adoptive parents and adoption professionals

Why you should read this article: • To read about the core aspects of the role of a specialist practitioner lead for adoption in a CAMHS team • To be aware of various methods of delivering advice, training, education and support to adoptive parents and adoption professionals • To appreciate the value of social science research expertise in developing clinical support for adoptive parents and adoption professionals Children who are adopted are at greater risk of experiencing mental health issues than their nonadopted peers. This has influenced the development of dedicated care pathways, teams and clinical posts for adopted children in child and adolescent mental health services. This article describes the role of a specialist practitioner lead for adoption, detailing the core duties, which include providing consultation clinics for professionals and parents, providing mental health awareness training for prospective adopters and the introduction of a group-based psychoeducation intervention. The article provides practice-based reflection and service evaluation findings on these core duties. Changes in practice during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and the shift to remote care delivery, as well as the support role provided by nursing students and assistant and trainee psychologists during the consultation clinics, are also discussed.

Online mindfulness-based interventions and their use in mental health practice

Online mindfulness-based interventions and their use in mental health practice

The benefits and limitations of such interventions for people with mental health issues

Where do mental health nurses work on registration and in their early career? Results from the evaluation of a nursing programme

Where do mental health nurses work on registration and in their early career?

Exploring the factors influencing newly registered mental health nurses’ choice of first role

Supporting mental fitness in professional rugby league match officials

Supporting mental fitness in professional rugby league match officials

Abuse experienced by officials can negatively affect their mental health and well-being

Examining the preventive health-screening activities of mental health nurses

Examining the preventive health-screening activities of mental health nurses

Screening is crucial for early detection of a range of physical conditions and risk factors

Nursing students’ experiences of seeking mental health support: a literature review

Nursing students’ experiences of seeking mental health support: a literature review

Enhance your awareness of the mental health needs of nursing students

Adolescent-to-parent violence: an audit of the prevalence in one sample and the response of agencies and professionals involved

Adolescent-to-parent violence: an audit

The prevalence in one sample and the response of agencies and professionals involved

Assessing the effects of satisfaction with friendships and autistic-like traits on psychological well-being

The effects of satisfaction with friendships and autistic-like traits on well-being

Recognising other people’s emotions and friendships could enhance psychological well-being

Young people’s views on specialist mental healthcare and remote delivery

Evaluation of a specialist child and adolescent mental health service team during COVID

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Service user and staff experiences of a new community enhanced rehabilitation team

Service user and staff experiences of a new community enhanced rehabilitation team

Learn about the development of a community enhanced rehabilitation team during COVID-19

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Using a digital messaging service to enhance access to mental health support

Using a digital messaging service to enhance access to mental health support

With ChatHealth, healthcare services can expand service users’ access to services and support

Using lived experience stories and anecdotes to enhance mental health nurse education

Nurse education has not always recognised the potential of using stories and anecdotes

Exploring nursing students’ experiences as paid employees during the COVID-19 pandemic

Valuable insights into nursing students’ experiences and how these can inform future practice

Understanding loneliness and its relationship with mental health issues

Identifying ways to support people who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation

Exploring the benefits of group reflection on mental health issues for trauma nurses

The benefits of group reflection for teamwork and individual practice

Exploring quality of life in women with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa

Refreshing mental health nurses’ knowledge of the characteristics of anorexia nervosa

Promoting alternatives to PRN medicines in secure inpatient mental health services

Non-pharmacological interventions that could be used in your area of practice

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