UK Mental Health Nurses’ Day

Date added: 21 February 2019

We’re thrilled to be joining the UK’s first- ever Mental Health Nurses’ Day.

This day of celebration is the brainchild of the Royal College of Nursing’s Mental Health Forum, who felt there was a real need to shine a light on the work of mental health nurses across the UK, while promoting the option to work in mental health as a fantastic career choice for people of all ages and backgrounds.

In recent years it has been reported that there has been a drop in mental health nursing staff in the UK. According to statistics from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the number of mental health nurses fell from 90,693 to 88,821 between 2014 and 2018.

The hope is that by lifting a lid on the fantastic work that is being done each day by dedicated and talented mental health nurse professionals, more people will be attracted to the NHS, and see this area in particular, as a worthwhile and satisfying career path.

Throughout the day we’ll be talking about mental health, sharing stories and highlighting what people have told us about their experiences with our talented team of mental health nurses whose compassion and dedication to their job have helped to change so many lives.

"Supporting and developing mental health practice as always been my passion. Nurses do such amazing work with people; we need to value them by creating ways to allow them to improve their practice, gain more confidence and strengthen our profession". - Andrew Dickers

Look out for us across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today and we do hope you’ll share your memories and thoughts with us as part of the celebration – we’d love to hear from you.

Finally, to all mental health professionals, in particular our nurses, well done and thank you for the amazing work you do! 

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