A mental health unit in Suffolk that was forced to close due to staff shortages will welcome patients again next week after successfully recruiting 24 new nurses.
A senior mental health nurse from Wales has been struck off for having sex with a “vulnerable” patient and causing her ”direct and lasting emotional harm”.
Nurses and other healthcare staff may be under-reporting sexual incidents on mental health wards, the healthcare watchdog for England has warned.
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Nursing students and staff at the University of Wolverhampton have presented a pioneering suicide prevention project to a panel of experts who are reviewing the mental health of the NHS workforce.
Tackling “stigma and prejudice” around mental health is key to addressing nurse recruitment challenges in this field, a leader at a top NHS trust has said.
Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms, according to a new Finnish study.
Nominations are now open for the inaugural round of a new award launched in tribute to a London nurse who took his own life after being unfairly sacked.
Friends who are former smokers are key to helping people with serious mental illness quit the habit, according to US researchers.
A prison has been told to issue clear guidance to staff on when to attempt resuscitation after nurses carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an inmate who was “clearly dead”.
E-cigarettes, estimated as 95% less harmful than conventional cigarettes, are too often being overlooked as a stop smoking tool by the NHS, especially in mental health settings, according to MPs.
The consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) reach well beyond patients’ physical health, sometimes leading to soured social relationships, according to UK researchers.
Student nurses of all disciplines at the University of Northampton will be taught skills in mental health “first aid” to help them spot crucial warning signs of problems like depression and anxiety in both themselves and their patients.
A study of 1.2 million people has suggested that people who exercise regularly have, on average, 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health a month that those who do not exercise.
Two wards for dementia patients have been temporarily closed by NHS Grampian due to nurse shortages.
Care from peer support workers with lived experience of mental health conditions may help reduce readmission for people who have recently left acute mental health care, according to researchers.
Children as young as 12 will be among the first patients seen at a new NHS clinic, which is being set up to address computer game addiction.
A petition calling for student nurses to be paid a minimum living wage, following the scrapping of the bursary, has been signed by over 250,000 people since it was set up three weeks ago.
A new nurse-led pilot has been launched to provide rough sleepers in the Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal areas with mental health assessment and short-term interventions.
There has been a significant increase in prevalence of prenatal depression among today’s young mothers, according to a unique study of two generations of women in England.
An award-winning new room to support people with mental health conditions in accident and emergency has opened at a London hospital.
The government is to explore introducing an opt-in system that would allow universities to share information on student mental health with parents or a trusted person.
Clare Haughey, a former mental health nurse, has been nominated to become a health minister as part of a major shake-up of the Scottish government.
Cancer patients face a 20% higher risk of suicide than the general population, according to the first study of its kind for England.
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Health and social care charity Sue Ryder is to pilot an online bereavement service to support people dealing with grief.
One of the priorities for the NHS in the future must be “true parity of care between mental and physical health” Prime Minister Theresa May said in her speech on the future of the NHS delivered at the Royal Free Hospital on Monday
A new online resource has been launched to support parents, relatives and health professionals in the wake of baby loss during mid pregnancy.
Therapy should be offered to patients within a month of a traumatic event to help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to draft guidance, with a new focus on early treatment.
There have been encouraging improvements in nursing care in hospitals but people with mental health conditions continue to report worse experiences, according to the latest national inpatient survey.
Diane Hull has been appointed as the new chief nurse at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, with a brief to help improve the mental health provider.
A specialist cancer nurse has claimed the stress of her job means she and most of her team need antidepressants to cope.
An acute provider in the Midlands and a specialist mental health trust based in North London have both appointed new clinical nursing professors to drive forward their research programmes.
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.
Mental health nurses at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust have helped design a new app to record clinical data, which means they can spend more time caring for patients.
An influential committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into the effectiveness of prison healthcare services in meeting the needs of inmates, including those with long-term conditions.
A group of 21 trainee nursing associates has begun apprenticeships at a private mental healthcare provider, which is claiming to be one of the first independent organisations to offer this form of training for the new role.
The Royal College of Nursing is asking mental health nurses what needs to change in order to ensure mental and physical health are given the same priority and importance in the NHS.
More than half of nurses referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council may have experienced suicidal thoughts, indicates a snapshot survey by a group campaigning for improved support for those going through fitness to practise (FtP) procedures.
Specialist perinatal mental health services are still non-existent in a quarter of UK regions, according to new analysis by a campaign group.
The extent to which mental health staff are “stressed, stretched and leaving” services must be investigated in new research looking at turnover rates, healthcare workers have said at Unison’s annual health conference.
A nasal spray formulation of ketamine has shown promise for the rapid treatment of symptoms of major depression and suicidal thoughts, according to findings from a new US study.
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Leading nurse academic Professor Tony Butterworth is to step down from his role as chair of the Foundation of Nursing Studies charity.