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Introducing a group-based psychoeducation intervention for older people in an inpatient mental healthcare setting

05 July 2023

Nursing Older People

mental health

This article reports on a service evaluation of a group-based psychoeducation programme for older people in an inpatient mental healthcare setting. It sought to...

Using the Newcastle Model to understand people whose behaviour challenges in dementia care

02 March 2015

Nursing Older People

CPD

National guidance for working with people whose behaviour challenges in dementia care suggests that a psychosocial approach should be the first-line intervention....

Promoting mental and physical health in adults with psychosis

24 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Psychosis is an umbrella term for a range of mental health problems characterised by hallucinations, delusions, and/or becoming inactive or withdrawn. This article...

Positive behaviour support: exploring the experiences of nurses

09 July 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Background Positive behaviour support (PBS) has become an important and useful framework in the care of patients with behaviours that challenge. However, there is a...

Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses

11 February 2019

Nursing Standard

nurses’ well-being

Most people enjoy laughing and having fun, and this can enable individuals to socialise and bond. However, there is a difference between spontaneous laughter and...

Assessing and managing communication needs in people with serious mental illness

25 June 2018

Nursing Standard

Mental health

Effective communication is essential to maintain mental health and resilience. Communication can be challenging for people who experience serious mental illness...

Effects of dance on mood and potential of dance as a mental health intervention

26 January 2021

Mental Health Practice

research

Background Restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in people having to find new ways to exercise. One such way is dance, an activity that can be...

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability

07 March 2019

Learning Disability Practice

research

Aim To evaluate the effect of a 12-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course adapted for people with an intellectual disability (ID). Methods Ten...

Implementing trauma-informed care in mental health services

07 April 2020

Mental Health Practice

Service users

It has been recognised that trauma underpins several mental health conditions, and that retraumatisation, in which a person re-experiences a traumatic event, is...

Sensory modulation in mental health practice

04 February 2020

Mental Health Practice

therapeutic practice

Sensory modulation approaches have become increasingly prevalent in Australian mental health practice over the past few years, but their use in UK mental health...