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Student nurses should make time for charity

Rosie Nash explains how and why students should work to benefit mental health charities

How do you find the time with all your uni commitments to also fundraise?

Recently a housemate and fellow healthcare student asked me this. I think she was referring to the assignments, placements, society commitments, and fundraising events I juggle throughout the year, alongside what I call my ‘highfunctioning’ depression. This was a question I struggled to answer.

Being passionate about eradicating the silent shame often associated with mental health, I fundraise for charities that help those struggling with mental health issues. Last year this was PAPYRUS, whose mission is to reduce young suicide.

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About Mental Health Nursing

The new edition of Mental Health Nursing is now available, featuring a range of news, views and papers: - News on developments in mental health and mental health nursing - Examining the NHS Long Term Plan - The findings of the Mental Health Act review - A research report on risk factors for depression in Eritrea - Student focus on charity work - Standing up for the LGBT+ community - Interview with Jonathan Gadsby - Resource reviews