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25th International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference 2019

12 Sep 2019 09:00 - 13 Sep 16:00

RCN London, 20 Cavendish Square , Marylebone , London, W1G 0RN

An exciting and informative programme of talks, debates and presentations about transforming mental health care services.

Limited spaces are available. 


Join us at this premier international conference as we explore developments in mental health nursing research, education and practice.  Discover how nurse-led initiatives are influencing the global mental health agenda and improving quality of life for people living with mental health difficulties.

This two day conference provides an opportunity to:

  • share your research, critical thinking, practice development or education initiative with an international audience  
  • hear from renowned keynote speakers, leading researchers with practitioner and service user backgrounds, and both practice and education developers
  • network with like-minded colleagues, including those starting out in their careers through to experts in the field
  • engage in constructive debate amongst an inclusive, supportive audience and discuss the evidence that is transforming mental health practice at local, national and international levels
  • contribute to your professional development and revalidation requirements.
    This international conference is open to all health professionals, educators, practice developers, researchers, service users and carers who share an interest in connecting the global to the local in the mental health context.

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RCN London
20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.

Visitor car parking

Q-Park Oxford Street is an underground car park situated underneath Cavendish Square.  You can pre-book your parking by visiting the Q-Park website.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.


London has five major airports: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted.

  • London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports have dedicated express train services into central London.

  • London Heathrow and City airports are directly connected to the Tube network.

  • National Express, Easybus and Greenline coach transfers run 24 hours a day and start as low as £2 when booked in advance.

About Lonodn

For more information on London as a destination please visit; the official city guide to London.  



For any queries about this event please contact

The Events team, RCN


•  020 7647 3577


We are very pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers will be presenting at this year’s MHNR conference:

  • Professor Fiona Nolan, Florence Nightingale Foundation, Clinical Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Essex
  • Professor Ricardo Araya, Lead of the Global Mental Health Research Group and Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health, King’s College London
  • Professor Sue McAndrew, Professor of Mental Health and Young People, University of Salford  (MHNAUK Lecture)
  • Edilma Yearwood, Past President of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
  • Rick Burgess, Bethan Edwards and Ellie Thomas from Recovery in the Bin

For more details about the speakers and their sessions please click here 

The call for abstracts has now closed.  All submissions are being reviewed by the MHNR Scientific Committee and submitters can expect to be notified of the outcome by email week commencing 10 June 2019.

If you are interested in how nurse-led initiatives are shaping the global mental health agenda, would like an opportunity to share good practice and network with like-minded colleagues, then this this this conference is aimed at you.

Benefits of attending
Accrue up to 14 hours of CPD to count towards your revalidation
Discover the latest developments and research in the field of mental health. 
Hear from colleagues on their projects. Reflect on their findings and explore how you can use this knowledge to improve your practice.
Hear from eminent keynote speakers on contemporary nursing issues. 
Attend themed sessions, participate and contribute to the discussions and debate. 
Use this opportunity to network with your peers, mentor and support colleagues and showcase the work of your employer 
Use the opportunity to ask those questions you want answers to 

Is this conference for me?
The conference is open to RCN members and non-members and aims to support nurses and members of the nursing family, as well as allied healthcare professionals, working in the academic, clinical and professional setting in the UK and overseas. This includes those working in NHS, private and voluntary sectors, universities and colleges. 
Students and those wishing to pursue a career in mental health are also welcome to attend.

Limited spaces are available. 

Bookings can be made by phone with payment by credit card/Maestro, by calling: 02920546460. Lines are open from 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Bookings can also be made by post with a downloaded booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice posted to: Event registrations, PO Box 2329, Cardiff CF23 8YZ. 

A booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice can also be faxed to: 02920546489.

Payment by invoice is available on request. A Purchase Order and booking form are required.

All bookings will be confirmed in writing. 

The RCN reserves the right to refuse any booking at any time.

To book your place call RCN Event Registrations on 029 2054 6460 (Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm).

For any other queries please contact:
RCN Events
Tel: 0207 647 3577


Booking for the conference will open on 11 February 2019

RCN member / International / Presenter £250.00 + VAT (£300.00)
RCN non-member £370.00 +VAT (£444.00)
Student Member/ Student Presenter / Service User £150.00 +VAT (£180.00)
Conference Dinner £37.50 +VAT (£45.00)

If you wish to book the presenter rate please telephone 02920546460.

Book 3 or more places together at the same time to save 10% from each booking fee

Further discounts apply: see booking flyer for details.

Not a member? Join  the RCN now and qualify for the discounted membership rates for this conference. 

Being funded by your employer to attend? RCN Events can provide an invoice for your attendance
Just complete a booking form and ask your finance team to send this along with a purchase order to . For any queries please call 0207 647 3577.


We are delighted to announce that the Students in Partnership scheme will be running in 2019.

Pre-registration nursing students submitting an abstract for the conference are welcome to apply under the scheme. The top two scoring abstract submissions from pre-registration students selected to present at the conference will be supported with the costs of their travel and accommodation up to a maximum of £300. Please contact for further details.

All RCN student members wishing to attend the conference will qualify for the discounted conference fee of £150 plus VAT. Not a member? Join today to qualify for the discounted conference fee.  


The MHNR committee would like to invite conference attendees to join them for this special occasion, bringing colleagues and friends together for a rare opportunity to meet and enjoy dinner.

The conference dinner will be held on the evening of 12 September.  Taking place in the prestigious Cowdray Hall of RCN Headquarters, it is a great opportunity for everyone to get together socially following the first day of the conference.  Post-dinner drinks can be enjoyed at The Phoenix bar following dinner where a private area has been arranged for conference attendees.

Tickets must be bought in advance and can be done at the same time as booking to attend the main conference.  One ticket is £37.50 +VAT (£45).  Please call 02920 546460 to book your ticket now.

Presenter acceptance and registering 

If you are happy to present your work at the MHNR conference, please complete the acceptance form by no later than 5pm on Friday 12th July 2019.
All presenters need to register and pay to attend the conference.  The two day conference costs £250+VAT.  Presenters must quote their abstract submission number at the time of booking to qualify for this rate.
Please note the presenter rate is not available to book on the website, please contact the events registration team on 0292 054 6460 to book.  If you require an invoice please send a completed booking form and purchase order to  All presenters must be registered by 5pm on Friday 12th July 2019.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take place on the evening of 12 September and must be registered for in advance, this can be done as part of your booking to attend as a presenter.  This is a great networking opportunity and we would be delighted if you can join us.


If you require accommodation for your attendance at the MHNR conference, our recommendation is the accommodation service offered through Visit London – the tourist board for London – who can offer a variety of accommodation solutions:
Alternatively, local hotels that can be contacted directly include:
Grange Langham Court Hotel
Holiday Inn Oxford Circus
Saint Georges Hotel

Presenter guidance

Please find below some guidance which will assist you in preparing to present at the conference:

Guidelines for first time presenters

Concurrent presentation guidelines 

Poster presentation guidelines

Intellectual guidelines FAQ

If you have any queries which aren’t answered by the above guidelines please email 





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