‘Congenital Heart Disease, Lockdown and me: Global Perspectives of Living through a Pandemic’

Dr Kerry Gaskin, Chairperson Congenital Cardiac Nurses Association, Head of Department Midwifery and CPD, Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Worcester @GaskinKerry @CongenitalCNA #CCNA21 Over the last year children, young people, and adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), their families, health care professionals, organisations and charities supporting them, have faced unprecedented challenges […]

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The forgotten families – Impact of a child’s autism on families and carers mental health during the pandemic.

As we reach the end of Autism Awareness Week, Nicky Thomas, a PhD student exploring parental and carer wellbeing for families who care for children with intellectual disabilities at University of Warwick (Warwick Medical School), writes this blog to raise awareness of the challenges of families we may care for where a child has autism. […]

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The vital importance of family nursing and midwifery in the UK and Ireland

Authors: Professor Veronica Swallow @SwallowVeronica, Professor Alison Metcalfe @MetcalfeAlison & Professor Veronica Lambert @vLambertDCU @IFNA_UKI Nurses and midwives (nurses) play a major role in supporting people across the life-course. Within multi-disciplinary teams nurses support many patients/clients remotely, but patients/clients rely predominantly on family members for home-based support with self-management. Family nursing provides nursing care to the […]

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New Frontier for Integration.

Completing our series of 4 blogs for #childrensmentalhealthweek is Ayasha Fisher (@ayasha09017404), CAMHS Crisis Liaison Nurse and Clinical Lead Nurse. She argues that we have some way to go yet before CYP mental health services achieve parity of esteem with physical health services. New initiatives might herald better integration of physical and mental health care which […]

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How human rights can help us to humanise the mental health system for young people

Continuing our series of blogs for #childrensmentalhealthweek James Kenrick (@JamesKenrick1), CEO of Youth Access, argues that a rights-based approach to service design and quality will empower both young people and practitioners to achieve a common cause: the ‘humanisation’ of youth mental health services.  These topics will be discussed in our twitter chat on 12 February […]

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Be CYP mental health cheerleaders despite the challenges caused by under resourcing.

Continuing our series of blogs for Children’s Mental Health Week (#childrensmentalhealthweek) that will culminate in a twitter chat on 12 February 2020 at 8pm UK time we have this blog by Barry Nixon.  Barry is the Northwest lead for CYP IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) with CMECIC , a community interest company that offers a […]

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Mental Health Spotlight for EBN in 2020

During 2020, Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) will be focusing on mental health. Throughout the year we will be highlighting key issues relating to mental health and identifying relevant EBN content and other useful resources. Watch out for a year-long series of tweets (@EBNursingBMJ) and Facebook posts (BMJ for Nursing). A summary of the mental health […]

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Health Inequalities, Poverty and Healthcare surrounding Kidney Care for Young People

This week’s Blog is written by: Christine H1, Gardner V2, Gardner J3  1Kidney Disease and Renal Support for Kids (KDARs), England UK @TheRPSG 2,3The Renal Patient Support Group (RPSG), England UK Introduction In reference to Our Children are Suffering (1st September 2019 – see: https://blogs.bmj.com/ebn/2019/09/01/our-children-are-suffering/), yes, it is crucial to highlight – we now live in […]

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