Can you advise this student nurse?
“I have never had any major mental health problems, so I really have no idea how exactly they feel or what it would be like to experience them.
“But as a student nurse, I’ve had to help treat many patients who struggle with their mental health and have gone through more than I can even really imagine.
“I’m always worried about saying the wrong thing in these situations and often don’t really know what to say when patients mention their mental health problems.
“I really want to offer the best support that I can and be there for patients but I’m always afraid of not saying what they need to hear in that moment.
“How can I speak with patients who are struggling with mental health problems and better understand their experiences?”