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image312 May is International Nurses Day.  This marks the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and an opportunity to highlight the excellent work of all nurses.

We are very lucky to have some of the most dedicated and caring mental health nurses in ²gether.  Men and women providing quality care across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire and working in partnership with fellow nurses who are caring for people with physical problems.

Mental health nursing is one of the most demanding and complex areas of nursing.

At ²gether, mental health nurses work in an integrated team that includes psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, arts therapists, healthcare assistants and other professionals.

They care for people of all ages with a wide variety of problems including learning disabilities, substance misuse, learning or behavioural issues and Alzheimer’s.  Users of our services may also have conditions such as anxiety, depression, psychosis and dementia.

Trish Jay, Director of Quality and Performance said: “Nursing is such a rewarding role; no two days are ever the same.  The role can be demanding but also provides the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of the people in our care.”

Trish added “Colleagues within the trust do such a fantastic job and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to the communities we serve.”

Roland Dix, Consultant Nurse within ²gether said: “International Nurses Day is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the developments in nursing and its contribution to healthcare over the centuries. Mental health nursing is one of the most privileged and rewarding roles available in the amongst the huge diversity of nursing specialities.”

For more information about becoming a nurse, please take a look at Nursing Careers by clicking here.  The website includes a personality quiz to help you explore your suitability for different areas of nursing, view video interviews with exisiting nurses and look at some of the misconceptions about pay, progression and status.

Watch the RCN’s fil about key nursing skills for mental health nursing staff.