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.
I’m having coffee with a nurse friend. She has been doing what she does for 15 years and can’t remember the last time her feet didn’t hurt. She is on her fourth espresso and has the wide-eyed stare of a kitten that has just seen wool for the first time. She leans across the table and says; “I’m thinking of making a break for it.”
In recent years, mental health has been a topic that has received increased coverage – not least due to changing attitudes and effective public campaigns aimed at removing the stigma surrounding the area.
Call me crass and irresponsible but I hope you find a way to treat yourself at Christmas
Some of you will be familiar with the slightly scary social psychology research known as the ‘Stanford Prison Experiment’. It investigated the psychological effects of perceived power and took place in 1971.
Dr. Sarah Butchard and Professor Peter Kinderman share their thoughts on caring for those with dementia.
A new study just released by UK researchers found that exposure to targeted, personal and verbal aggression by patients can adversely affect mental health nurses’ decision-making regarding physical restraint, explains Kim Sanders.
When John Templeton was medically discharged from the British Army in 1998, he may have left the battlefield, but it did not leave him.
Something happened a few weeks ago that was rather exciting. I’ve often replied to Jeremy Hunt’s musings on Twitter but never expected a reply back. Recently I got one.
Discovering the Safewards Model has helped mental health nurse, Helen Croft, and her colleagues create an ‘air of positivity’ in their service by helping patients and staff understand each other better
Many conferences which purport to tackle student mental health issues are more concerned with making money than helping those in higher education