Dear 7th Hearing Voices World Congress, Warmest greetings from the Critical Mental Health Nurses' Network as you embark on the 7th World Hearing Voices Congress in Madrid. The 6th Congress in Thessaloniki produced a declaration which we hold in the highest regard and re-publish below. We eagerly anticipate all that you may teach us about your experiences... Continue Reading →
The future of mental health nursing: are we barking up the wrong tree?
Dear CMHNN, Those of you who attended the conference in Birmingham may have met Mick McKeown, who has been a supporter of the Network since its early days (that's right, several months ago!). He has a new co-written article (reference and PDF below) published in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing which we know will... Continue Reading →
Dear Critical Mental Health Nurses' Network, Thank you very much for making yesterday so special. Thank you to everyone who travelled such large distances. Over the next few days you can expect: Summaries of the presentations and workshop discussions. A digest of the feedback you gave. Details of the document we made together in the... Continue Reading →
THE BIRMINGHAM EVENT: WORKING TOGETHER TO RECLAIM MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Dear Friends, We have been doing a lot of work to pull together a conference we feel very excited about attending. The 9th of September will be a day to meet others and turn critical thinking into important initiatives and action. The programme is going to include many of the themes which have been emerging through... Continue Reading →
The 2nd Critical Mental Health Nurses Network Event: Working together to reclaim mental health nursing
You are warmly welcomed to the CMHNN second national conference, Birmingham City University (City South Campus), 9th September 2015. 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... Continue Reading →
The second Critical Mental Health Nurses Network event
It is with great pleasure that we can now announce our second conference, at Birmingham City University, 9th and 10th of September 2015. Please put the dates in your diaries and follow this website for more information. This is going to be a very important event. Costs will be kept as low as possible. Tickets will... Continue Reading →
The CMHNN: Not just for the UK… plus universities, research plans and force-free wards
There is no doubt about it: the internet is an astonishing tool. The choice we made not to describe this network as being for the UK was based on a hope that nurses from other places might find some resonance with our objectives and contribute their perspectives to our conversations. Who knows? Maybe they would... Continue Reading →
The word ‘critical’… and critical is political
The word ‘critical’ Over the next few months, we aim to publish regular blog posts from a wide range of contributors, with the hope of generating discussion and becoming clearer about what might be meant by critical mental health nursing. There are going to be a lot of different views represented. It is therefore probably... Continue Reading →
Welcome, thank you, please read on!
Greetings from the Critical Mental Health Nurses Network! It has been an amazing week since we started this website. We have had several hundred separate visitors, from an amazing 13 different countries! Lots of people have been in touch through the 'contact us' tab at the top, to offer their ideas for writing or simply... Continue Reading →
The CMHNN calls for writers!
Here are three priorities that we feel will move our new network forward: The first is that we need more events like the one in Durham: meeting face to face to think hard about mental health nursing, and to inspire each other with the ways in which critical ideas are shaping our work locally. We... Continue Reading →