Catherine Gamble, Professional Lead for Mental Health, reflects on learnings from our parity of esteem campaign.
The 15-20 year mortality gap for those with serious mental health needs is shocking and a powerful reminder of the importance of working to place mental and physical health on an equal footing in our health services. We know that to deliver this, nurses need enough resources and time to support both a person’s physical health and mental health as part of their day to day work.
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.
Ed Freshwater, Chair of RCN Mental Health Forum, blogs on yesterday’s Congress debate on designated places of safety.
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.