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

02 March 2015

Nursing Older People


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term for a range of mental health problems characterised by hallucinations, delusions, and/or becoming inactive or withdrawn.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...

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

07 March 2019

Learning Disability Practice


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...

Trauma-informed practice: a paradigm shift in the education of mental health nurses

18 June 2019

Mental Health Practice

therapeutic practice

Childhood trauma may have long-lasting effects on self-regulation, mood and behaviour and can increase the likelihood of developing adult mental and physical health...

Open AccessResettlement experiences of African migrants in Australia and how they affect mental health

06 August 2019

Mental Health Practice

Service users

Background An increasing number of African migrants are resettling in Australia. Resettlement may provide them with many benefits, but stressors associated with the...

Using cognitive behaviour therapy techniques with people who hold delusional beliefs

21 October 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

People experiencing psychosis who are deemed treatment resistant are not always given access to evidence-based psychological therapies, in particular cognitive...

Resource Buddy: developing an online resource to support mindfulness-based interventions for people with learning disabilities

23 September 2019

Learning Disability Practice


Mindfulness is increasingly being recognised as an effective therapeutic intervention for people with a range of health problems and has been adopted in various...