Celebrating our nurses on first ever Mental Health Nurses Day - 21 February 2019
21 Feb 19 - 21 Feb 20
With a strong national focus on improving attitudes towards mental health and increasing the types of support available to tackle problems, there’s never been a more exciting time to be working as a mental health nurse.
In the past, negative stories of mental institutions may have discouraged nurses from considering this speciality, but treatments have moved on in leaps and bounds over the years. Helping to support individuals on their journeys to recovery can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career.
Victoria Sharman, Community Clinical Nurse Lead and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Therapist at HPFT said: “I love being a mental health nurse as you are always learning and exploring ways to support someone through their recovery. It's a privilege to get to know someone so well.”
Jacky Vincent, HPFT’s Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality said: “I’m proud of the work we do at HPFT, putting our service users at the heart of everything we do.
“I’m delighted to be supporting the first ever Mental Health Nurses Day and I’d encourage anyone considering a career in nursing to think about specialising in mental health. I’ve seen our staff flourish and feel fulfilled in their work and that’s great.”
18 February 2019