Postpartum psychosis: beyond the baby blues and postpartum depression

  In this latest blog in our spotlight on maternal mental health Dr Amy Perry, Research Psychologist from the Mood Disorders Research Group, University of Worcester, provides an overview of postpartum psychosis. New mothers are vulnerable to mood disturbances within the first year of childbirth. In more severe cases, these episodes can negatively affect not only […]

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To the mum who needs to hear this right now and the professional ready to listen – there is always hope

As part of our series of blogs throughout May 2021 for maternal mental health awareness month, Leanne Howlett describes her experiences of perinatal mental health.   Before I had children I had a really naive understanding of mental illness and believed I was immune to it. Five years on I have learnt the hard way the […]

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‘Being’ person-centred: a reflection from a personal and professional experience

In this week’s Evidence Based Nursing Blog, Andrew Cassidy (@mrandycassidy) brings his own personal lived experiences and professional thoughts from his years working in the NHS and other sectors on what being person-centred looks like.  I’ve worked in the healthcare for nearly fifteen years, in the NHS, the third sector, and for a social enterprise. […]

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Having a rare disease is difficult- gaining access to good coordinated care shouldn’t be!

In this week’s blog – timed to mark Rare Disease Day 2021 on the 28th February – Ms Michelle Conway gives an insight into the challenging reality of living with a rare disease and implications for nursing practice and policy. The new UK Rare Diseases Framework was published on the 9th January 2021. It provides […]

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Resilience in nurses working in respiratory clinical areas during the COVID pandemic

In this week’s blog, Dr Nicola Roberts (@DrNRoberts) discusses some of the research that she and colleagues have been undertaking focussing on the resilience of nurses working in respiratory care during the COVID pandemic. Dr Nicola Roberts, is a Senior Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK and her research looks at improving how […]

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