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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The Promotion of perinatal mental health by nurses in non-maternity settings

By Dr Catriona Jones. RM, PGCE, FHEA @CatrionaJones6  @EBNursingBMJ It is maternal mental health awareness week, a week dedicated to talking about mental illness during pregnancy and after childbirth. Any health care practitioner (HCP) can meet a woman in need of support and treatment for perinatal mental illness (PMI). It is important to take this […]

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Celebrating World Immunisation Week: Why Vaccination Matters

  Helen Sisson is a Lecturer in Public Health, in the Department of Midwifery and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Hull. She is currently undertaking a PhD investigating timeliness of vaccination in preterm infants.  @hsisson1 April 24th – 30th 2021 marks World Immunisation Week1, and this year presents even more […]

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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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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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Mental health and wellbeing in critical care nursing

Nicki Credland, Chair of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses; @credland_nicki           Critical care is an extremely stressful working environment. The specialty is often misunderstood, with a lack of appreciation for the complexity of critical care nursing.  We know that it is a highly technical and constantly evolving environment and […]

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Be proud of your mouth: Taking care of your oral health can help you live a happier and healthier life

Victoria Hewson (MSc, BSc (Hons), SFHEA, RDN) @HewsonVictoria, is Head of the Nursing Department and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull, UK The 20th March 2021 marks World Oral Health Day1, a key opportunity for health and care professionals to promote positive oral health messages and encourage the public to […]

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