Mental health nursing

Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May 2013

For one week each May, the Mental Health Foundation campaigns around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week.  The theme for this year’s campaign, which runs from 13-19 May, will be physical activity and exercise, highlighting the impact they … Read more → – Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May 2013

Supporting hospitals to become dementia-friendly

This letter to chief executives of acute trusts follows up on a campaign by The Dementia Action Alliance launched in October 2012, aimed at encouraging all hospitals to commit to becoming dementia-friendly by March 2013. Read more

Department of Health to build ‘Dementia Village’ at Healthcare Innovation Expo

The Department of Health (DH) is hosting a major dementia event at the Healthcare Innovation Expo at ExCeL London on 13 and 14 of March 2013. A dedicated area of the exhibition hall will be devoted to a ‘Dementia Village’ … Read more → – Department of Health to build ‘Dementia Village’ at Healthcare Innovation Expo

Modernising learning disabilities nursing – progress continues

With an increase in the population of people with learning disabilities, the number of learning disabilities nurses has decreased significantly during the past ten years. To ensure that the health and social care systems are prepared for the changing health … Read more → – Modernising learning disabilities nursing – progress continues

Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Friends information sessions

From today, people across England will be able to sign up for sessions to become a Dementia Friend. Just over 12,000 people have already registered their interest in becoming Dementia Friends. Now those people and many more will be able … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Friends information sessions