People who take anti-depressants long-term are more likely to put on weight, according to UK researchers who say their findings should be factored into prescribing decisions and consultations.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has issued a public apology about the care given to a woman who was killed after she absconded from one of its secure units.
Training on suicide prevention should be seen as important as learning life support skills, according to nurses who have highlighted a lack of education and awareness among the profession.
A nursing agency has launched new training and a “buddy” system for staff, as part of wider efforts to ensure employees look after their own mental wellbeing.
Disrupting the body’s internal clock – such as by doing regular night shifts – has been linked to increased risk of depression and reduced all-round wellbeing in a major new UK study.
Groups representing mental health, learning disability and district nurses have cautiously welcomed the announcement of grants for postgraduates but have asked the government for more details.
A community service provider in Surrey is to pilot the use of a new book written by a school nurse, with a view to potentially adopting it as a mental tool across the county.
The government’s plans to improve mental health services for children and young people are “not ambitious enough” and risk placing more pressure on already stretched services and staff, according to a new report by MPs.
Specialist community perinatal mental health services will be available in every part of the country by April next year, NHS England has said as it confirmed the roll-out of £23m of funding.
Lack of specialist substance misuse training for nursing staff at the Nightingale Hospital in London is putting patients at risk of “serious harm”, according to the Care Quality Commission.