Learning Disability Nurses work in partnership with their patients, clients and their families to provide specialist health care. Their main aim is to support the wellbeing and social inclusion of people with learning disabilities. They achieve this by working with their clients to improve or maintain their physical and mental health. They also work to reduce the barriers to social inclusion, so supporting the individual to pursue a fulfilling life.
Mental Health Nurses work with people throughout their lives, from childhood through adulthood to old age, to ensure that they benefit from good mental health. As well as supporting people with mental illness, they have an important role to play in the mental health promotion of the wider community. Their work involves helping people to recover from their illness or to come to terms with it in order to maximise their life potential. Mental Health Nurses work as part of wider multidisciplinary and interagency teams to plan and deliver mental healthcare.
About the award: Nominees should be registered nurses working in mental health care or learning disability care. The aim of the award is to showcase the excellent work currently undertaken by nurses in Wales in mental health or learning disability settings.
Download the nomination form for the Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Award 2013 (211KB)
This award is sponsored by Aneurin Bevan Health Board