The key activity of the Mental Health Forum at Congress was the discussion on improving suicide awareness in nursing.

As you can imagine, for such an emotive issue, the debate had to be handled with great sensitivity and compassion. Several members recounted their experience of dealing with suicide, and we were privileged to hear some great examples of improving practice from clinical experts and campaigners in the room.

After the business of the day concluded, our fringe event heard from workforce planners and leaders from all four nations of the UK on their programmes to improve recruitment and retention, support and promote the profession of mental health nursing, and future work streams.

Out of all this, there will be a large amount of work for the Mental Health Forum to engage with over the next year. I look forward to sharing it with you!

Congress concludes tomorrow.

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