Developing red flags for suicide from linked information to better support clinical judgement and prevent young person suicide

In this week’s blog Nadine Dougall (Professor at Edinburgh Napier University) and Jan Savinc (Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University) share their work looking at childhood adversity and mental health admissions to hospital prior to suicide (The CHASE study).   Suicide is a major cause of death for young people worldwide, with wide-ranging impacts relevant to […]

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Celebrating Mental Health Nurses’ Day 2024

Wednesday 21 February 2024 in the UK marked its 6th annual Mental Health Nurses’ Day. The day promotes and celebrates the unique and valuable role played by mental health nurses to health and wellbeing. There are approximately 300,000 mental health nurses worldwide and they represent the largest proportion of staff in the mental health care […]

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EBN Spotlight: Cold homes and their impact of mental health

This EBN Spotlight introduces our new podcast (here) with Dr Kimberley O’Sullivan (Senior Research Fellow, University of Otago) and Dr Ben Parkinson (Deputy Editor, EBN). Kimberly is an expert on fuel poverty and health and has published widely on the topic (here). This podcast is an excellent opportunity to hear Kimberly share her knowledge on […]

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A Critical Perspective on ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policies for Violence and Aggression in Nursing

Danny Lascelles, Lecturer (Mental Health Nursing) at Glasgow Caledonian University talks about whether nursing should take a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to violence and aggression.   Whilst working as a lead practitioner for violence reduction in the NHS (National Health Service) in Scotland, I have often heard people say ‘but we have a zero-tolerance policy’ towards violence and aggression […]

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Recovery Camp: Immersing Students in an evidence-based practice clinical placement

By Christopher Patterson @ChrisFPatterson and Lorna Moxham @LornaMoxham Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a fundamental aspect of nursing education and informs safe and effective nursing practice. However, it is well documented that nurses are not implementing EBP at the ‘levels considered desirable and recommended by scientific and international organizations [such as the International Council of Nurses and World […]

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Everyday challenges of being a nurse team leader: “Do you have two minutes?”

Blog by Jo McVey (Lecturer of Mental Health Nursing) at Glasgow Caledonian University. Being a Nurse Team Leader in Older Adult Community Mental Health Services is three-fold: there is the management of staff, the management of a caseload of patients, and the management of a service. The advice given is “be prepared and be organised,” […]

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“Don’t talk your business”: Big and small actions to promote Black Women’s engagement with healthcare.

This week’s blog has been written by Dr Clare McFeely RM, BSc, MSc, PhD, PgCAP (@ClareUoG) & Tobi Adebayo RN, BN(Hons) from Nursing & Healthcare School (@UofGNurse), School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Black people are more likely to experience mental illness but less likely to access mental health services, […]

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Turning Passion Into Action: A Nurse Psychotherapist-Led Practice and Training Center

Tiffany Decosse BEd (Masters Student) & Stacey Roles RN MScN PhD Stacey Roles, RN, MScN, PhD has a unique story.  She took her passion related to health care for those with mental health concerns and developed a business which offers training to health care providers and enhances health care service delivery. Her story offers insight […]

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Remembering those who have been affected by suicide on World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

By Dr. Jo Bell, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull World Suicide Prevention Day WSPD2021 – IASP promotes worldwide commitment and action to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. It urges us to remember all those who have died by suicide, and reflect upon what it means, and how it affects […]

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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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