Opinion, analysis and debate
A nurse in a psychologists' environmentSubscription
In his multi-faceted and non-traditional role, nurse therapist Clyde Wright is helping to improve mental health care, and particularly the treatment offered to individuals with personality disorders
'Nursing is much more fulfilling if you challenge yourself, keep learning and keep moving'Subscription
“I enjoy the challenge of joining new services and making sense out of the chaos,” specialist clinician, Shirley Nicholls tells me with a laugh. As we talk, it becomes clear that becoming involved with new projects and services has sparked her interest throughout her nearly 30-year nursing career.
Two key documents were published for consultation last week, namely draft safe staffing guidance on NHS community teams and mental health providers.
Standing beside Glyn Goodchild, we look at his 55-year long career – complete with its peaks and valleys – from the vantage point of an impending retirement.
This is a different kind of blog. It’s about students, but isn’t addressed to students – it’s addressed to the mentors, practice facilitators and healthcare staff everywhere.
'The day I started to feel like a nurse'Subscription
On the day you qualified, after you’d passed the exams, collected your badge and certificate, did you feel that you were a nurse?
Time to Change, the mental health anti-stigma campaign launched by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness in 2007, has achieved measurable attitudinal change in society, says Lisa Rodrigues
Jennifer Bird uses her personal experience to highlight the importance of after care and psychological dimensions of illnesses such as rectal cancer
After 17 years in a secure mental health facility, Kin’s message to mental health staff serves as a powerful reminder that you should not underestimate your ability to change the lives of those you care for
Comment: 'Volunteers are a valuable asset in healthcare, but can be underused and undervalued'Subscription
Sharon Bird and Julie Hughes remind us of the opportunities and benefits of using volunteers, and that paid staff should not feel threatened by their involvement