This is a time of unprecedented pressure and stress on an already overworked and overwhelmed workforce. It's vital as we emerge from the pandemic lockdown that the voice of mental health nursing is heard and represented.
Following Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 Nicky Hughes, RCN Wales Associate Director of Nursing (Employment Relations), shares her thoughts on how we can look after our own mental health.
Catherine Gamble, Professional Lead for Mental Health, reflects on the learnings from our Parity of Esteem campaign.
RCN Mental Health Forum member, Ellie Gordon, discusses the small things that nurses can do to help treat mental health equally to physical health.
A new Mental Health Bill is taking shape following the publication of an Independent Review.
The RCN Mental Health Forum is running a consultation with members to help set our policy and strategy for the year ahead.
The Centre for Mental Health was commissioned by the NHS Confederation to explore future mental health workforce needs. The RCN Mental Health Forum welcomes the recognition that mental health nurses have important skills and that the profession has experienced significant upheaval in recent years.
As Chair of the RCN Mental Health Forum committee, I’m pleased mental illness is high on the Government’s agenda. But I have grave concerns about turning the rhetoric into reality.
When times are tough, it’s important to remember that we’re all in it together, says mental health nurse Hannah.
Roles are being cut when they're needed most, writes Fiona Smith.