STAFF and students at the Warrington Campus of the University of Chester celebrated the first national Mental Health Nurses Day at a special get together with tea, cake and time to talk about the profession.
Held on Thursday, February 21, the new annual event aims to showcase the valuable work that mental health nurses do and also to encourage more people to consider joining this specialist area of nursing.
Dean McShane, Mental Health Lecturer, said: “This was the first national Mental Health Nurses’ Day and we wanted to celebrate the profession, have conversations about what is involved in the role and to share the day with our current and ex-Mental Health Nursing students, colleagues and partners.
“Mental Health Nursing is such a rewarding profession and we have helped to discuss some misconceptions regarding the role and to promote the amazing work that Mental Health Nurses do throughout the country.”
Third Year Mental Health Nursing student Anna Pettitt, said: “Mental Health Nurses’ Day promotes all of the positives that we do and it also encourages us to feel that despite the challenges we face we should feel very proud of the work that we do and this appreciation also goes a long way.”