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Working Together to Reclaim Mental Health Nursing:
The 2nd Critical Mental Health Nurses’ Network Event

9 September 2015, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Birmingham City University (Mary Seacole Building, City South Campus)

The 2nd Critical Mental Health Nurses’ Network Event will take place at Birmingham City University on Wednesday 9th September. The event is open to anyone interested in the quality of the mental health nursing profession (including nurses, student nurses, support workers, experts by experience, family members/carers, the voluntary sector and other mental health professionals – including psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists and social workers.

Book online through Eventbrite  or see the Critical Mental Health Nursing website for more information on the network.

£10 unwaged (including students), £20 waged.

This is an active event – there will be inspiring speakers and facilitators but there will also be an equal emphasis on getting together to share views, think and plan. The event is open to nurses as well as those who are interested in the development of a critical mental health nursing (which could include people with personal experience of mental distress, family members, carers, and those who work or volunteer in mental health services).

The purpose of this event is to:

  • Take the next steps in the evolution of the Critical Mental Health Nurses Network.
  • Provide mutual support and learning amongst experts by profession and experts by experience.
  • Catch up on progress since our first conference in April (at Durham University) and hear about critical mental health nursing across the UK.
  • Think about what additional resources and information will support the development of critical mental health nurses.
  • Reflect on the challenges, ethical dilemmas and possibilities facing mental health nurses today.
  • Form working groups, including opportunities for influencing training and options for challenging unethical practices.

About The Network:

The Critical Mental Health Nurses Network is for anyone who has a stake in the quality of mental health nursing in the UK and beyond. Interest in the Network has been growing strongly and we hope this will be a very meaningful event for nurses and others with a critical outlook.