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The green shoots of good health

01 July 2010

Mental Health Practice

Feature

The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers’ Green Gym initiative helps improve people’s fitness and confidence, and relieves stress through participation in a...

Function of cancer support groups: a telephone survey

02 October 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Aim The aim of this study was to collect preliminary data on the structure and function of face-to-face support groups for people affected by cancer. Method A...

Setting up a reading group

01 May 2010

Mental Health Practice

Feature

This article describes the Get into Reading programme and how it has developed at the Mersey Care NHS Trust. It focuses on why and how reading groups were introduced...

Promoting mental health and wellbeing

13 February 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

All nurses are expected to promote patients’ health and this includes physical and psychological wellbeing. In this article the author argues that we already have...

Using humour to enhance the nurse-patient relationship

26 March 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The appropriate use of humour is a valuable asset in nursing practice. Used daily in interactions with patients, humour can help to develop the therapeutic...

Evaluation of a mental health service based on the principles of recovery

10 March 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The authors report on a service evaluation of blueSCI, a social inclusion and cultural wellbeing service in the north west of England. It is a not-for-profit social...

Enabling self-management of long-term conditions

01 October 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This case study describes a person-centred process in which a young man with learning disabilities, anxiety and bipolar disorder was helped to understand and manage...

Early intervention with children can prevent problems in later life

01 July 2010

Mental Health Practice

Feature

In its One Year On report, the National Advisory Council for Children’s Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing highlights the importance of early intervention for...

The relationship between physical wellbeing and mental health care

01 September 2011

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Recent research shows that there is a relationship between mental and physical wellbeing (Robson and Gray 2007), yet this link is often neglected in formal nurse...

Evaluation of organisational culture and nurse burnout

01 October 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

A survey of nurses working with older adults across three NHS trusts was conducted to explore how perceptions of the workplace affect nurse wellbeing. Standardised...
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