Celebrating Mental Health Nurses Day
21 Feb 22
Today mental health nurses across the UK shine a light on their profession and raise awareness about what being a mental health nurse involves. It is an opportunity to celebrate and to encourage interest in the specialty and to promote the diversity of roles we have available here at HPFT and show our pride in the profession.
To mark the day, colleagues across the organisation shared their journeys and why they are proud to be a mental health nurse.
"My journey into mental health nursing began many years before I began my studies and career..."
Click here to read Katie's preceptorship story.
"My role as a care coordinator in the team is really varied and I support service users to achieve their goals by providing a range of interventions..."
Click here to read Jessica's story about being a Community Psychiatric Nurse.
"I started my Nursing Associate journey in 2017 in the first cohort for HPFT..."
Click here to read Lauren's journey becoming a Registered Mental Health Nurse through the Nursing Associate route.
"When I was a teenager my Nan had a stroke and came to live with us as she needed round the clock care. I learned so much from watching my Mum and was inspired by her care and skill as a nurse..."
Click here to read Tina's journey into mental health nursing.
"I’m as proud to be a Mental Health Nurse today, as I was 22 years ago, when I joined the NMC register..."
Click here to read Wendy's story as a Non-Medical Prescriber and Clinical Matron.
"As a Mental Health Nurse, I make a difference everyday both to our staff and service users within PATH..."
Click here to read Lauren's story about being a Nurse Consultant in our PATH team.
"I enjoy working within older people services and have devoted myself to providing the very best care..."
Click here to read why Vienna believes mental health nursing is a rewarding role.
"The role of a physical health nurse in a mental health setting cannot be over emphasised due to the inter-connectivity between mental health and physical health..."
Click here to read Ayo's story of joining HPFT as a Physical Health Nurse and why her role is so important.
"When you qualify as a mental health nurse, it is like receiving a passport that enables you to travel to places and make a difference to someone’s life..."
Click here to read Bina's journey at HPFT and becoming our Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality.