Mental health nursing and social inclusion
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Mental health nursing and social inclusion

Rachel Perkins Consultant clincial psychologist and clinical director, Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Service, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Julie Repper Senior lecturer mental health, School of Nursing, University of Nottingham

Discrimination against people with mental health problems gives rise to social exclusion. A vicious cycle is established which prevents people from developing their talents, decreases self confidence and exacerbates the mental health problems themselves. Mental health nurses have a role in promoting social inclusion and some of the strategies that can be used are outlined in this article.

Mental Health Practice. 4, 5, 32-39. doi: 10.7748/mhp2001.02.4.5.32.c1686

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