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Student life - encouraging students to opt for mental health
When a person is formally assessed under the Mental Health Act (MHA), a non-medical perspective is required. This role is undertaken by an approved mental health professional (AMHP) who has received specialist training.
A recent open day held by the University of Nottingham’s school of nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy, was attended by nearly 1,000 people, mainly potential students and their guests.
Front line preparation
Mental health nursing has changed dramatically over the past decade, with the development of many specialist services to provide flexible and accessible support for people with mental health difficulties.
Nurses could carry out mental health triage more efficiently
The services that most mentally unwell patients receive are excellent. However, there is one area nationally where people with perceived mental health issues receive a less than ideal service, and that is when they or their ...