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Nursing history: aversion therapy

04 February 2010

Mental Health Practice


Aversion therapy was used in the mid-20th century to treat people with a number of disorders and addictions. This article describes aspects of this now-discredited...

Male adolescent suicidality: a literature review

28 June 2018

Mental Health Practice


In the UK, suicide rates in adolescent males continue to rank consistently and significantly higher than in females. Despite this, suicide prevention strategies...

Managing aggression and violence using rapid tranquillisation

21 October 2009

Nursing Standard


Aggression and violence sometimes occur in mental health settings, and nurses need to know how to de-escalate these situations. If de-escalation techniques are...

Issues affecting trans* young people: considerations for mental health nurses

04 August 2020

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Trans* is an umbrella term that is used to describe a wide range of individuals who identify with a gender that is different from their assigned sex at birth. Many...

Using drama to teach interpersonal skills

10 May 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article describes and evaluates an educational intervention that used a drama and theatre workshop to foster communication and interpersonal skills in mental...