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Mental health

Professional guidance

The RCN and its members are keen to ensure that nurses feel equipped and enabled to deliver the best possible care and influence the services in which they work.

This page provides guidance on key areas of mental health practice, policy and service delivery.   

Mental health support for young people: promoting choice, improving access

This RCN Mental Health Forum factsheet was undertaken in collaboration with Mind. The purpose of this resource is to help nurses understand and promote choice in how children and young people can access mental health services.

COVID 19 guidance on mental health delivery

The COVID-19 pandemic presents health care services with unique dilemmas. These are unprecedented times for which there is no clear rulebook. Our guidance, therefore, can only offer general principles to support you in your ongoing care delivery.

Page last updated - 01/03/2022