Nurses play a central role in delivering quality mental health care and services.

Supporting individualised mental health recovery

Supporting individualised mental health recovery

Nursing is the use of clinical judgement in the provision of care to enable people to improve, maintain, or recover health, to cope with health problems, and to achieve the best possible quality of life, whatever their disease or disability, until death (Royal College of Nursing, 2014).

Our nurses work in a diverse range of settings across our services:

  • Ward-based nurses provide care and treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The type of care and level of intervention provided by nurses is individualised and dependent upon the service user’s needs. However, the care delivered encourages independence and is underpinned by a recovery-orientated philosophy. Nurses provide many types of interventions at ward level including; assessment, psychoeducation, supportive observation, supportive counselling, assistance with the performance of basic activities of living, working with you to develop your mental health literacy, delivery of our inpatient Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) programme and working with you on the development of your initial individual care plan.
  • Nurses also fulfil specialist and advanced practice roles in all clinical programmes, such as assessment, psychotherapy and facilitation of therapeutic groups. These programmes include the Depression Recovery Programme, Bipolar Education Programme, Anxiety Disorders Programme, Eating Disorders Programme, Psychosis Recovery Programme, Young Adult Service, and Older Adult Service: find out more about these programmes and services here.

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Mental health information and support

See frequently asked questions (FAQs) on mental health and our services.

01 249 3200 See our FAQs

Referral and Assessment Service

Contact us for queries regarding referrals to our services.

01 249 3635 See more from our referrals team