A mental health trust in Sussex has been fined £200,000 for failing to keep a teenager who was known to be suicidal safe while he was in prison.
A former mental health trust in Essex is set to come under national review after an investigation found “significant failings” in the care of two young men.
Staff at an independent adolescent mental health service in Northamptonshire have failed to follow best practice when using seclusion, leaving patients for “longer than necessary” and in unsafe environments, health inspectors found in new damning report.
The mental health of children and young people with some long-term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy, according to UK researchers.
Plans are underway to set up a new nursing network to support healthcare staff with substance misuse problems.
Nursing staff and leaders at Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust have been praised for their care and dedication after the trust became one of only a handful of mental health providers to achieve the top inspection rating.
An MP has praised mental health nurses for their “dedication and hard work” after visiting a trust helpline, which receives more than 60,000 calls per year.
A new beareavement care pathway for pregnacy and baby loss “must” be rolled out nationally, according to a report, but midwives have warned that funding should be invested into their training to support the move.
Student nurses should be equipped with tools to deal with stress as a routine part of their training, researchers have urged.
Academics have called for a “new phase of mental health nursing research” that is focused on the training needed for these nurses to deliver physical health care.
An independent children’s mental health hospital that put patients at risk by leaving agency nurses “without relevant knowledge or experience” in charge of shifts has been shut down.
The government has been urged to carry out an urgent inquiry into “hugely alarming” nurse suicide figures, amid claims their cries for help were “repeatedly” ignored.
Targeted stop smoking support delivered by specially trained mental health nurses has helped more people with severe mental illness to quit, according to a major new study.
Opposition parties in Scotland have called for the full publication of a report into the “shocking” treatment of patients at a Dundee mental health unit, after BBC report leaked information on “risky” restraints.
An independent mental health hospital in Essex has been placed into special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission found “safety was not a priority” at the service.
Nursing and midwifery leaders in Northern Ireland have called for urgent investment in perinatal mental health services to address the “gross inequality” facing mothers in the region.
Union members have voted to campaign for better resources for mental health services including a guaranteed share of the NHS budget, in a bid to ensure sufficient staff numbers across the sector.
Digital and data experts are to join national cancer and mental health policy teams at NHS England to help them make the best use of technology.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has announced that it has appointed a new chief nurse.
A series of new learning disability nursing programmes are being launched across England in a bid to tackle the “crisis” state of nursing shortages in the sector, an investigation by Nursing Times has revealed.
NHS organisations must take more responsibility for protecting the mental health of their employees rather than relying on the personal resilience of stressed staff, workforce experts have warned.
The postcode lottery experienced by new and expectant mothers seeking help for poor mental health is now over, NHS England has announced.
People who are obese are not only stigmatised but are being left feeling “blatantly dehumanised”, according to UK researchers.
A new set of training standards for restraint have been launched today in a bid to reduce the use of restrictive practice and to provide a national “benchmark” for supporting vulnerable people.
Shortages of mental health nurses have left employers “robbing Peter to pay Paul” to fill gaps in their workforce, a nurse leader has warned.
Professor Jonathan Warren has been appointed as the new chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
The charity Diabetes UK has launched a new guide that is designed to help healthcare professionals support the emotional needs of adult patients with diabetes.
Proposals have been revealed to scrap the blanket four-hour access target in accident and emergency departments in favour of a new approach that prioritises the most acutely unwell patients.
Community mental health nurses are being urged to share their experiences about the part they play in helping patients to quit smoking and the barriers standing in their way of offering this support.
Nurses in mental health and diabetes care will team up to trial a new support service dedicated to people struggling with a rare eating disorder.
Mental health nurses at trusts in London are swapping job skills with colleagues in accident and emergency to help both sets of professionals better manage and treat patients with mental health problems.
An independent healthcare provider has revealed plans for a new in-house training academy to secure its own pipeline of nurses in the face of national shortages.
Nurse leaders in Wales have called for all mental health nurses to be supported to develop leadership skills and receive effective and continuous professional development, in a set of pledges released for the sector.
The invaluable work of mental health nurses is taking centre stage today in the first ever national celebration of the speciality.
Matt Hancock has pledged to overhaul mental health support for nurses and other care staff, after a report laid bare the “emotional labour” of working in the NHS.
A mental health nurse has told how outdated and dark portrayals of the speciality, such as in film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, still hang over the profession and must be debunked.
A trust in the South East has increased its staffing levels and re-trained workers in a drive to make changes to its children’s services, following a Care Quality Commission inspection.
Midwives will play a greater role in promoting healthy lifestyles and mental wellbeing, under new draft guidelines proposed by the profession’s regulator.
Concerns have been raised over the ambitions of the new NHS Long Term Plan, with analysts highlighting an “ongoing deterioration” in workforce numbers in critical areas such as primary and community care, nursing and mental health.
The class A drug MDMA may be used “safely” as a treatment in patients for psychological trauma and alcoholism without side effects linked to social distress, according to UK researchers.
A dedicated nurse has been brought in to support people on the Isles of Scilly with their mental health concerns in a first-of-its-kind appointment to improve access to care.
Many FGM survivors in the UK are not getting the specialist healthcare they need, according to the Royal College of Midwives, which has called for action to improve support.
A book written by a school nurse and Nursing Times Award winner is set to help primary school children across Surrey to develop positive mental health, following the success of a pilot scheme.
Patients at a men’s mental health unit in London have been working with world class artists to help transform its communal areas, according to a charity that commissions quality artwork for NHS hospitals.
Nurses will be asked to prescribe online therapy sessions as a first port of call for children with mild depression, if new guidance is approved.
A senior nurse has spoken of her excitement about returning to her roots to help launch a new mother and baby unit (MBU) in East Anglia.
The Welsh government have announced an additional £7.1m investment to help protect, improve and support the mental health of children and young people in Wales.
Getting the right workforce in place is the “biggest barrier” to the government’s ambitions for children and young people’s mental health services, warns a committee of MPs.
A struggling NHS trust that has been rated ‘inadequate’ for more than two years has appointed a new nursing chief to help turn around its fortunes.
The new long-term plan for the NHS in England has promised to help an additional 24,000 women with perinatal mental health difficulties by 2023-24.