At RCN Congress 2016 child mental health was debated. Members expressed concern about the current state of children and young people’s mental health across the UK. This publications calls for a range of actions in relation to these concerns and highlights examples of good practice.
Special report showing that mental health services are now under unprecedented strain, experiencing a steep fall in nurse numbers and available beds despite rising demand.
Toolkit providing an outline of the common mental health problems that practitioners may identify in various settings, along with basic information on the knowledge and skills nurses need in order to recognise and care for children and young people who present with possible mental health problems.
Publication providing guidance for nurses and nursing students in mental health services in delivering high-quality health care to people with learning disabilities. Continues the RCN Learning Disability Nursing Forum's work to ensure that people with learning disabilities have equal access to high-quality health care services. This publication is being reviewed in 2017.
Publication aimed at all nurses who are involved in child and adolescent mental health service provision, and those who influence pre- and post-registration nursing education. Highlights the importance of involving young people in shaping service provision, ensuring the environment is appropriate to meet their needs, and the integration across all health care sectors.
Publication highlighting the vulnerability of people with learning disabilities to mental health problems, how they present, and are assessed and treated.
Report presenting the findings of a research study that has investigated the post-registration education and training needs of qualified mental health nurses working in acute inpatient psychiatric settings in the UK.
Study documenting the work of a group of expert nurses who are referred patients with psychosexual problems for short term counselling.
Page last updated - 05/03/2019