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  • 13 May 2017

    Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    Publication Code : 006021

    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.

  • 21 Nov 2014

    Frontline First

    Publication Code : 004772

    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.

  • 20 Oct 2014

    Mental health in children and young people

    Publication Code : 003311 ISBN : 9781910066300

    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.

  • 7 Oct 2014

    Provision of mental health care for adults who have a learning disability

    Publication Code : 004445 ISBN : 9781908782762

    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.

  • 8 Jun 2014

    Children and young people's mental health, every nurse's business

    Publication Code : 004587 ISBN : 9781910066461

    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.

  • 10 May 2013

    Mental health nursing of adults with learning disabilities

    Publication Code : 003184

    Publication highlighting the vulnerability of people with learning disabilities to mental health problems, how they present, and are assessed and treated.

  • 16 Jul 2003

    What education and training do mental health nurses want?

    Publication Code : 001960

    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.

  • 17 Apr 2003

    Emotions in practice

    Publication Code : 001933

    Study documenting the work of a group of expert nurses who are referred patients with psychosexual problems for short term counselling.

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