Growing up at home, we were surrounded by food; Mum would bake Rock Cakes for when we got home from school and when we visited Dad’s restaurant we would be served big bowls of noodles or hot chicken soup and a crusty cob (‘roll’ if you live outside of Leicester). Every occasion was accentuated by […]

The Mental Health Act 1983 is the main piece of legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health issue. In October 2017 the then Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced a review of the Mental Health Act to address rising detentions, racial disparity in the use of the Act and […]

Laughter has a vital role on any psychiatric unit. It diffuses tension, creates common ground and helps to put seemingly insurmountable problems into context. If you do it for the right reasons, it will always have a therapeutic value, because it transcends nurse/patient boundaries and allows you to relate to each other as equals. As […]


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