Posted on: 21 February 2019

Today, 21 February 2019, is Mental Health Nurses’ Day , the first in what will become an annual day to promote and celebrate the  work of mental health nurses nationwide.

Organised by the Royal College of Nursing. You can follow and join in conversations on Twitter and Facebook; there will be questions from the public and nursing staff to inspire people to consider mental health nursing as a career. Follow #MHNursesDay and tweet @CNWLNHS with what you’re doing to mark the day in your team or service.

CNWL is always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. The Trust has a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders and currently has vacancies for a new unit for children with learning disabilities  

Claire Murdoch, Chief Executive and Registered Mental Health Nurse, said: “When I qualified as a mental health nurse in 1987 my parents were beyond proud and the silver buckle that they bought me remains my most precious possession. Apart from their great love and support of me, it symbolises the huge respect that they had for the NHS, nursing and mental health and what has turned out to be my 35-year long career and passion.

“People living with mental health problems have taught me so much about myself, the nature of human resilience and the importance of world class mental health treatments and care. I have been humbled and inspired so regularly. The privilege of being a mental health nurse means that I’d do my 35 years again in the blink of an eye. I want to ask every mental health nurse in the country to recruit two others. Become a mental health nurse!”

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