Feeling Overwhelmed at the Start of Third Year? Don’t worry, it’s very common! The good news is there’s some simple things you can do to help yourself. Here’s a bit of my experience first: Five weeks ago, I started third year of my nursing degree. I was excited to get back to university and see… Continue reading Feeling Overwhelmed at the Start of Third Year?
In the last 2 weeks of my nursing home placement, I had the opportunity to spend a day at a mental health inpatient unit for elderly patients with dementia, and sit in on a Consultant Psychiatry clinic afternoon. The deputy manager of the home had asked if there was anything I wanted to do specifically since… Continue reading A Student Adult Nurse’s Experience in Mental Health
This week has been a challenging week, I am out on placement which is a great experience but I have seen and heard some things that have challenged me emotionally and mentally. It’s brought back some memories of situations that I have been in myself, but now I’m on the other side looking in. Before… Continue reading Dealing with emotions as a student nurse
Having talked a lot about self-care this week I’ve also been thinking about the fact that self-care sometimes isn’t the answer to everything. Sometimes eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep and taking time for the things you enjoy either doesn’t happen or can’t happen because of the problems you are facing. This happened to me.… Continue reading When self care needs supplementing
It should be an easy question to answer but I really had to sit down and think about it. First, consider our patients. This can be anyone. The statistic banded around is that 1 in 4 people will have a mental health problem in a year. 1 in 6 report having to deal with common… Continue reading What is mental health nursing?