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When Sally Burgess was 18 years old, she found herself fascinated by the tales her Mum, a then mental health nursing student, told her about mental health care.
We talk to Janice Smyth, director of the Royal College of Nursing in Northern Ireland, who this year celebrated 40 years as a member of the nursing profession.
We talk to Hazel Nash, a student mental health hurse at Birmingham City University, due to qualify in December
Mental health nursing is a fascinating and rewarding career path, explains nurse manager Shannon Graham
What if I told you there was a new treatment being used to relieve depression and anxiety, and its side effects include improved fitness, weight loss and social integration? The ‘wonder drug’ in question is a smartphone game called Pokemon Go and you’re going to hear a lot about it
We talk to Cheryl Kipping, consultant nurse – dual diagnosis (coexisting mental health and substance misuse) at South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust, who trained as a nurse in 1978.
As part of a research project, Debbie Batstone, Jackie Waghorn and Claire Tobias trained a group of frontline mental health crisis practitioners in motivational interviewing skills. They tell us about that experience
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On the face of it, Christmas arrived early for those using and working in the increasingly beleaguered world of mental health. Not to mention a few birthdays, Hogmanays, Bar Mitzvahs and baby showers.
We talk to Georgie Relph, a community mental health nurse and care co-ordinator in an early intervention in psychosis team.