I am proud to be a mental health nurse and firmly believe that mental health should be integrated with other medical specialties. I was fortunate to complete a nurse training programme that gave me exposure on surigacl wards, medical wards, GP practice nursing, health visiting and midwiftery. My post-registration experience has involved nursing people with diabetes, on drips, on end of life pathways, with heart disease, on catheters… the list goes on. As a result I have been able to develop and maintain necessary clinical skills and care for a person’s mental health needs.
As this article shows, mental health needs are very prevalent and common ion my aesthetic practice. There should be no stigma in disclosing them and aesthetic professionals should take the time to screen for mental health conditions.