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Mental Health

Mental Health Forum

We represent mental health nursing and all things mental health within the wider family of the RCN.

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Forum committee applications are now open

Deadline to apply: 4.30pm on Friday 21 June 2024

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Public Health Forum Our Work

Our work

Discover what we're working on now and what we're planning for the future
Public health forum meet the team

Meet the team

Find out more about our committee members and the forum professional lead
Forum link nurse

Forum link nurse

Meet our expert representatives that support the forum


We welcome your views. Have your say on the latest consultations

Public Health events


Read more about upcoming mental health nursing conferences and workshops

Forum Library Subject Guide

Library subject guide

Discover key mental health nursing information resources including books, reports and journal articles.
Public Health News


The latest RCN mental health updates


Read the latest views on mental health issues

Representatives and Fellows

The arena of mental health is wide and often complex. The forum committee receives support from experts, helping to compliment gaps in knowledge and promote partnerships nationwide. 

Nursing careers resource

Career resources

Read about the varying roles that you can enjoy throughout your health career

Join the RCN Mental Health Forum Facebook Group

RCN Facebook groups are a place where you can get involved in honest and open discussions on the issues that affect you and your field of practice.

Leadership to Improve Physical and Mental Health

A programme to promote understanding of physical and mental health needs.

Further resources

  • Mental Health Act Review. The RCN contributed to the reforming of the Mental Health Act. This page highlights the RCN responses.
  • Mental health clinical topic. This specialist area contains information and resources relevant to those working in the field of mental health.
  • Parity of esteem. Parity of esteem describes the need to value mental health equally to physical health. People with complex mental health needs should have the same access to health care services and support as people with physical health needs.